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Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Planning and Management


This Programme aims to provide students with the flexibility to develop the knowledge and skills they require relating to their own particular interests. The Programme is structured around both compulsory and optional modules and develops analytical and critical skills, independence, self-discipline and professionalism in Postgraduate Diploma graduates.

Entry Requirements

Bchelor Degree in Wildlife Management, Tourism, Business Administration,, Marketing, Mass Communication, Biological Sciences, Law, Anthropology, Sociology, Forestry, Fisheries, Agriculture or any other related field from a recognize institution.

Duration: One Year

Mode: Full Time


This programme is designed for students who already hold a relevant undergraduate degree qualification and are seeking career as high-level managers within tourism or natural resources management agencies, local government authorities, NGOs, CBOs, tour agencies or other private sector organizations. It is a suitable course for district tourism officers, tourism officers and wardens in protected areas, owners/managers of tour companies and those involved in tourism marketing at various levels.


Training approaches include lectures, interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed study, seminars, tutorials, student presentations, field and College-based practical training exercises. Postgraduate Diploma students undertake a Self-Managed Study module, participate in Postgraduate tutorials and have the opportunity to select optional safari modules if they wish. At the end of the second semester, students conduct a Research Project.

Assessment and Award

Students must gain 120 credits to be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma. These credits are gained through passing all assessed Postgraduate Diploma modules. In order to pass Postgraduate Diploma course, a student must achieve a final module mark of not less than 40% (continuous assessment and final examination). In addition, a student must pass the final examination by at least 40%. Module continuous assessment is based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments, group and individual exercises, reports and final examination. Module continuous assessment is 60% and the final examination is 40% of the final module mark, unless stated otherwise.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee:2,500,000 I.D Card:15,000
Registration:50,000 Research/Dissertation supervision:410,000
Examination:105,000 Lab Fee:300,000
Application:20,000 Uniform:140,000
Caution Money:50,000 Faculty Requirements:100,000
Computer Lab:140,000 Laundry Requirements:13,000
Field Practical:1,120,000 CAWSO:60,000
Health Insurance:100,000 NACTE/TCU Exam:20,000
Sports:50,000      Library:120,000
     EAC & SADC:$2,843

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