A Master of Science in Hospitality And Tourism is a program that gives students the necessary skills to establish and maintain a successful career in this field. A broad range of topics are covered, including food and beverage science, leadership, sustainable tourism, and management principles. Graduates of this program will find that they are easily employed and are most likely to be offered a salary higher than those who only have a bachelor’s degree. 

Who should study Master of Science in Hospitality And Tourism?

A Master of Science in Hospitality And Tourism is designed for:

  • Those who already have work experience in hospitality and tourism and want to take the next step in advancing their career. 
  • Hospitality and tourism staff who want to take up management level positions
  • Managers who want to sharpen their skills
  • Those who want to transition into the hospitality and tourism industry. 

Master of Science in Hospitality And Tourism Career Opportunities

This postgraduate degree will enable you to pursue jobs and careers such as: 

  • Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Revenue Management
  • Hotel Management 
  • Luxury Tourism
  • Advertising
  • Event Management 
  • Consultant
  • Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneur
  • Real Estate Development for Hospitality
  • Travel Distribution

Graduates of this program can find job opportunities at hotels and resorts, casinos, as well as travel and tourism organisations. You can also choose to pursue a doctoral degree upon completion of this program. 

Why study Master of Science in Hospitality And Tourism at UOW Malaysia KDU?

This program provides you with the opportunity to specialise in a chosen field of Hospitality and Tourism research. You will understand, study and demonstrate your expertise in a hospitality and tourism topic through your dissertation. You will develop your research skills through two taught modules, i.e. research methods and quantitative or qualitative methods.

Experienced supervision team

You will be supervised by active and experienced supervisors in UOW Malaysia KDU, gain access to guidance from potential co-supervisors, interact with supervisors from different disciplines to enhance your learning opportunities and allow you to progress in diverse and interdisciplinary research to prepare you for a PhD.

Culture of Excellence in Research

We are committed to providing extensive training and support to all postgraduate students. You will learn research methodology and analysis methods through core modules. Student will also receive training sessions; including inventive problem solving approaches, project management, scholarship and research funding application, English writing, communication skills and information research and retrieval. A series of research seminars, workshops and talks will be available, to enhance and stimulate a research culture in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College.

Program information

UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) was established in 1991, as the pioneer in the northern region, as well as the first renowned hospitality, tourism and culinary arts school in Penang, providing quality education and knowledge to future hoteliers and chefs. Since the partnership of SHTCA with IMI International Management Institute Switzerland (the birth place of hospitality education) in 1997, UOW Malaysia KDU has quickly become the first private university college to offer students the opportunity to obtain a prestigious Swiss diploma and degree qualification. With numerous events and activities throughout the year (such as community service, Penang heritage tours, competitions, hotel familiarisation for new students, hospitality week, international days), students’ campus life is enlivened and their learning experience enriched.

 

 

SWISS HOSPITALITY PROGRAM – SWISS EUROPEAN PROGRAM SYLLABUS 
As the pioneer in hospitality education since 1893, the Swiss reputation for hospitality excellence is respected and trusted globally. Our partner IMI International Management Institute Switzerland is ranked 15th in the QS World University Ranking for Hospitality. Experience a renowned European syllabus which incorporates the very best of Swiss hospitality.

 

AWARD WINNING LECTURERS – TAUGHT BY AWARD WINNING CHEFS AND HOSPITALITY GURUS!
Lecturers and chefs are experts from the hotel, tourism and culinary fields. Students are taught by Master Chefs, Celebrity Chefs, F&B specialists and Tourism Researchers. Academic staff is highly qualified and passionate in grooming the next generation of chefs and hoteliers.

 

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS – INTERNATIONAL 5-STAR INDUSTRY TRAINING
Students can choose from our wide network of top 5-star establishments locally as well as internationally, including pathways from internship to management traineeship in global hotel groups. The international exposure gained from a worldwide internship placement gives our graduates an edge in experience and a wider global perspective.

 

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI – AWARD WINNING STUDENTS
As our graduates are made into chef de cuisine, executive sous chefs, general managers, entrepreneurs, award winning chefs and baristas as well as hospitality educators, they have been sought after by employers since 1993. Three of our graduates Ng Yee Thien, Khor Ying Jia and Tan Zhi Hong were awarded ‘Most Promising Young Chef of the Year’ in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. The school recently won Best Culinary Establishment 2015 in the Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2015.

 

INDUSTRY READY – HANDS-ON PROGRAM SYLLABUS
Our students are prepared for the industry through a unique work-based training syllabus with the Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education  (MyCenTHE) diploma program, where a combination of work and study modes are incorporated into the curriculum. This method allows students to make an easier transition from college to the workplace.

 

5-STAR FACILITIES – 5-STAR KITCHENS, RESTAURANT, AL-FRESCO CAFÉ AND HOSPITALITY TRAINING SUITE
The school furnishes students with RM 6 Million worth of learning facilities in equivalence to professional commercial kitchens, F&B outlets and hotels in the industry. This ensures that they are familiar with industry standard tools, and are equipped with practical knowledge and skills to remain competitive and marketable in the future.

 

IMMERSION IN SWITZERLAND – STUDY IN IMI, LUCERNE FOR 10 DAYS!
Get a total experience with an all-inclusive study trip to the IMI campus, located in scenic Lucerne, Switzerland. Lucerne is the fourth top tourist destination in Switzerland and was voted top 12 in the world by TripAdvisor. This trip provides an insight into the world of Swiss hospitality and tourism, with visits to world famous attractions, Swiss chocolate factories and artisan shops.

Duration
2-4 years (Full-Time) / 3-6 years (Part-Time)
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town
Core

RESEARCH PROPOSAL 

  • Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.

– Research Methods
– Qualitative Methods
– Quantitative Methods

 

RESEARCH 

  • Upon the approval of the research proposal, students will be guided by their supervisors to begin their research, and will work independently on their research projects.

 

DISSERTATION 

  • Upon the completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a dissertation. Typically, dissertations for a Master by research is not more than 60,000 words.

 

VIVA VOLCE 

  • Upon the completion of the research and dissertation, students will undergo an oral examination, chaired by experts in the field.
Areas of Research
  • Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism Economics and Finance
  • Leisure and Events Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Technology Management

Intake dates

2021

15 January 28 May 10 September
Estimated fees
Local students

RM23,960 (Full-Time)
RM32,360 (Part-Time)

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International students

RM35,800 (Full-Time)
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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree :
Min. CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent; or

CGPA 2.50 to 2.74 or equivalent, subject to institution approval; or

CGPA of 2.00 to 2.49 or equivalent, with a min. of 5 years working experience in the relevant field, subject to institutional approval

English Requirement

Local Student :
MUET Band 2; or Band 5.0 in IELTS; or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (67)

 

International Student :
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60(IBT) or 488(PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (169); or PTE Academic (59)

Notes

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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