The main aim of the programme is to provide students with the necessary skills and professional training to function independently in the competitive global hospitality market.
Candidates applying for the programme must have at least a Second Class (Lower Division) Degree in Hospitality and Tourism or related social sciences subjects.
The MPhil programme is expected to give practical meaning to the study of geography out-of-doors. A substantial amount of time and resources is devoted to field studies and seminars in order to strengthen these components of the programme, especially at this level where students have to demonstrate the capacity to undertake independent work.
The specific objectives are to:
- Empower students to develop an affinity for and understanding of the increasing global inter-dependence of people and cultures;
- Develop in students skills and attitudes that will enable them participate in solving the problems of their communities, their countries and the world at large with respect to the hospitality/tourism-environment-development nexus; and
- Provide students with relevant skills and perspectives for long-life learning.