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The PGDipCom in Tourism programme is designed for students who have graduated with a Bachelor's degree - not incorporating Honours - in Tourism or a related discipline.

This programme:

  • Can be completed over two semesters by a full-time student or a longer period by a part-time student
  • Requires the completion of 8 taught papers which are delivered via a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and fieldtrips
  • Enables students to further specialise in tourism and related areas of study
  • Can act as a bridge between undergraduate study and the MTour

There is no independent supervised research (i.e. dissertation) component to the PGDipCom in Tourism.

Find out about the PGDipCom in Tourism

Information for PGDipCom in Tourism applicants

Bachelor degrees in Tourism or a related area. Applicants overall grade from their degree should normally be a B (70%) or higher.

Applicants must meet the University postgraduate English language requirements, if their first language is not English. This must be organised prior to enrolling in the programme, though not necessarily at the time of application to the programme.

Contact details for the PGDipCom in Tourism

For more information, please contact Masters' Coordinator.


Programme requirements for the PGDipCom in Tourism

A full-time student can complete this programme in two semesters. This programme aims to provide an advanced level of understanding of tourism and related areas at a graduate level.

The courses consists of 120 points in 2013 and can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis. All papers are worth 20 points.

Students wishing to transfer to the MTour programme should enrol in Tourism Methodology and Tourism Methods and Analysis as both papers are requirements of the MTour. Transfer to this programme is dependent on the level of a student's performance in the PgDipCom.

Subject information for the PGDipCom in Tourism

All students are required to take Advanced Tourism Concepts and an additional 5 papers from the following list (note: students may take one paper from outside of tourism as part of this programme):

  • Tourist Culture
  • Tourism Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Tourism Methodology
  • Destination Management Strategies
  • Tourism Methods and Analysis
  • Hospitality and Events
  • Sport, Leisure and Recreation

There is no independent supervised research (i.e. dissertation) component to the PGDipCom in Tourism.

Regulations and online application for the PGDipCom in Tourism

Visit the University of Otago's website for information regarding Regulations for the PGDipCom majoring in Tourism and Online Application details.

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