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  • KEY DETAILS OF THE COURSE PROGRAMME

    This MTEHM Programme is designed as a Diploma leading to Master of Tourism Economics

    and Hotel Management. It has two separate levels. They are:

    I) Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management

    (Pg. DTEHM)

    II) Master of Tourism Economics and Hotel Management (MTEHM)

    Only those candidates who successfully complete the Postgraduate DTEHM are eligible to read

    for the MTEHM Programme. Those students who complete the Postgraduate DTEHM, but do

    not wish to proceed for MTEHM will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism

    Economics and Hotel Management. Those students who successfully complete the MTEHM

    will be awarded the Master for Tourism Economics and Hotel Management.

    Duration of the Programme

    Duration of the course Programme will be of two years part time, in which the first year will be

    devoted to the Postgraduate DTEHM and the second year will be allocated for the MTEHM

    programme. The entire programme covers two academic calendars of four (4) semesters.

    Duration for Post Graduate Diploma (Pg. DTEHM): One (01) year

    Duration for Master Degree (MTEHM): Pg.DTEHM + One (01) year

    Medium of Instruction

    The medium of instruction shall be English.

  • Structure of Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Economics and Hotel

    Management (Pg. DTEHM)

    The Postgraduate Diploma consists of three components.

    (a) Eight compulsory course modules

    (b) One optional module for specialisation

    (c) Extended essay.

    A. Compulsory Modules:

    DTEHM C501: Tourism Operation for Destination Development

    DTEHM C502: Tourism Marketing and Destination Promotion

    DTEHM C503: Hotel & Resort Operations and Consumer Service Development

    DTEHM C504: Tourism Economics and Practical Applications

    DTEHM C505: Human Resource Management for Tourism Development

    DTEHM C506: Tourism Planning and Development Administration

    DTEHM C507: Statistical Analysis and Accountancy

    DTEHM C508: Applications of GIS, Information Technology and E-Tourism

    B. Optional Course Modules for Specialisation:

    (Select one from the following)

    DTEHM S501: Eco-tourism and Tourism Typologies

    DTEHM S502: Travel Agency and Tour Operation

    DTEHM S503: Media and Advertising Management in Tourism

    DTEHM S504: Finance Management for Tourism Managers

    DTEHM S505: Transport Operations and Ticketing

    DTEHM S506: Tourism Product Designing and Quality Advancement

    DTEHM S507: Managing Small-Scale Enterprises in Tourism

    C. Extended Essay (DTEHM-EE)

    The Extended Essay (EE) is one of the requirements of the Postgraduate DTEHM. The

    maximum limit of the EE shall be 5000 words. It provides the students with an

  • opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic approved by the coordinator and

    the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Arts. The topic should be related to the programme. A

    supervisor shall be appointed by the Faculty Board on the recommendation of the

    coordinator of the programme to supervise the extended essay. There is also a short

    course on report writing of the extended essay. It comprises guiding lectures for report

    writing, discussions and presentations. Twenty hours are allocated for this purpose.

  • Structure of Master of Tourism Economics and Hotel Management

    (MTEHM)

    The students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Economics and

    Hotel Management (Pg. DTEHM) are offered the opportunity of continuing their studies in the

    Master of Tourism Economics and Hotel Management (MTEHM) Programme.

    Master of Tourism Economics and Hotel Management (MTEHM) Programme consists of three

    parts.

    A) MTEHM 501: Research Methods and Project Appraisal

    As this Master Programs is expected the student to do a self-study dissertation or project report

    related to tourism, this course module has been designed to provide the necessary knowledge and

    skills in conducting a research study or a project report preparation. It is a compulsory course

    module and the evaluation procedure of this module shall be done by written papers, assignments

    and presentations.

    B) Seminar Research Paper Presentations

    Seminar research paper presentations should be carried by each student and these seminar

    presentations will be organised by the Department of Economics with the participation of experts

    in each subject area. The evaluation will be done by an appointed panel from the examination

    board meeting of the Department of Economics.

    C) MTEHM 502: Thesis

    The main component of the Masters Programme shall be the Dissertation. The major objective of

    the programme is to do a successful research thesis by the students. Students should carry out a research

    on an approved topic of their choice falling within the fields of travel, tourism and hospitality studies.

    The candidates are free to choose the research field but related to the Programme and shall be

    recommended by the coordinator and approved by the Faculty Board on the recommendation of

    the Department of Economics. The thesis shall be a major piece of independent research. Supervision

    will be provided by either the academic staff of the University of Colombo or those appointed for the

    purpose from outside.

  • The length of the dissertation shall be a minimum of 25,000 words and a maximum of 30,000

    words. It must be submitted in triplicate by the end of the second year of the programme. An oral

    examination will be held on the thesis.

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