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Discover more about School of Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Johannesburg

School of Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Johannesburg

The School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) in the College of Business and Economics. A vibrant, multicultural and dynamic School in the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the University is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualizing the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself on its accessible excellence, after only 11 years UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature.
 
The University of Johannesburg’s School of Tourism and Hospitality was ranked 34th globally, (only African university), for Hospitality and Tourism Management by global ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, we also scored 1st in Tourism and Leisure studies by QS ranking. A great achievement and affirmation for the STH. We can confidently say we are the best that Africa has to offer in Tourism and Hospitality Management tertiary education. #WeDoTourism.
Why Study at STH:
  • Scored 1st in Tourism and Leisure studies in South Africa and on the continent by QS ranking
  • Ranked 34th globally, (only African university), for Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • STH in the College of Business and Economics at UJ is an established, leading and credible institution.
  • STH offers recognized, exceptional higher education qualifications, by providing varied tourism and hospitality qualifications.
  • UJ is a Comprehensive University in South Africa that offers both vocational diplomas and degrees with articulation from undergraduate B Tech degrees into post graduate academic qualifications, including a Masters and a PhD (when entry requirements are met for the specific qualifications).
  • Undergraduate qualifications (diplomas and degrees) articulate into postgraduate academic programs.
  • STH offers bursary support for eligible applicants.
  • Work integrated learning opportunities are part of the undergraduate curriculum of the diploma courses, ensuring applied technical and professional competencies when entering the workplace.
  • STH combines more than 40 years of heritage and industry networks that are well established.
  • State of the art training facilities that allow students to gain valuable hospitality experiences.
  • STH facilities, in addition, offer a platform for students to showcase their culinary and food and beverage expertise through banqueting, conferencing and fine-dining experiences offered at STH venues, which are open to the public.
  • National and international partnerships, providing excellent career prospects for students.

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Courses Offered at STH, UJ

National Diploma: Tourism Management
  • The purpose of the programme is to ensure that the qualifying learner will be competent in consistently using a variety of technical, managerial and personal skills and strategies in the everyday running of a tourism enterprise. The successful learner will have developed a sound foundation for progression into management and industry leadership positions and to explore entrepreneurial opportunities.       3 years full-time

BTech Tourism Management

  • The aim of this qualification is to develop the students applied and cognitive competencies, interpretation, understanding as well as applications of tourism management principles. The student should be able to analyse and explain management decisions in the context of a tourism unit or company, or in the context of tourism development as well as to assess and interpret the external impact of decisions. The student should also be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of tourism management and development. Students should have prior experience of the tourism industry in order to contextualize their learning to their business environment1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Bachelor’s Degree Tourism Development and Management

  • The purpose of the Bachelor of Tourism Development and Management is to provide graduates with information and skills within an inter-disciplinary tourism environment to be able to demonstrate evidence of independent cognitive and applied research skills. The students will be prepared to enter both the public and private tourism sectors as entry-level non-professionals. They will be able to utilise and apply critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques within a tourism development and management environment. Students will be able to demonstrate current and future tourism trends; apply marketing, financial and human resource management principles; demonstrate and understand how to plan, organise, lead and control entrepreneurial initiatives in tourism; and differentiate and apply different research methodologies within tourism settings. 3 years full-time

 
BA Honours Tourism Development

  • The primacy purpose of this qualification is to consolidate and deepen the learner’s expertise in Tourism Development by developing a coherent and critical understanding of the principles and theories of Tourism Development, provide qualifying learners with comprehensive and systematic theoretical knowledge and practical skills to apply the knowledge gained from historical studies geography and environmental studies, anthropology, tourism development and sport management to strategically identify new tourism attractions and develop tourism and heritage attractions in the tourism industry. The qualification will prepare learners for research based postgraduate study by developing their research capacity in the methodology and techniques of Tourism Development. 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

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