Master of Visual Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management
VUT Research offers students within the Faculty of Human Sciences the opportunity to complete a Master of Visual Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Postgraduate students who complete this qualification are experts in their industry and can advance their careers and take up management positions within their desired field. We accept students from South Africa as well as international students for this qualification.
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Master of Visual Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management Course Requirements
In order for students to qualify to complete a Master of Visual Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management, they need to have completed a BTech Tourism Management or equivalent qualification approved by SAQA with an average pass rate of 65% and a minimum of 60% for the Research Methodology module. Students also need to prepare a PowerPoint presentation of ten minutes defending their desire to study towards a postgraduate qualification.
In addition to the academic qualifications stated above, the following admission criteria also need to be satisfied before a recommendation for admission to complete a Master of Visual Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management can be made:
The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.
The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.
There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.
The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.
A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.
Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.
The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.
Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.
The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.
The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.
Tourism & Hospitality Career Opportunities
Tourism is a very dynamic industry in South Africa and is very important to the country. Job opportunities exist in travel agencies (wholesale and retail), holiday accommodation and resorts, transport and travel organisations, publicity associations in cities and towns and tourist information centres. Students who have completed a Master of Visual Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management are able to focus on the more visual and artistic side of tourism and make travel look exciting and show off the artistic and cultural side of South African travel.