Department of Tourism, Leisure and Services (DTLS)

School of Sustainable Development and Tourism (SSDT)

Head of Department
Dr(Mrs). Perunjodi NAIDOO

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Departments

Department of Tourism, Leisure and Services

The Department of Tourism, Leisure and Services (DTLS) has been successful in contributing to the dissemination of knowledge and skills, as well as capacity building in the fields of tourism, hospitality, services, marketing, communication and public relations, helping to drive the economic growth of our country.

The department is committed to high standards of teaching and research, offering the possibility to local and international students to pursue studies at Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels.  We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including  the  BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management, BA (Hons) Communication, MSc International Tourism Management, MSc Tourism and Marketing Management, and MA in Communication and Public Relations. To this end, the department is geared to producing quality graduates and researchers, trained to venture into various sectors.

At DTLS, we pride ourselves to design and offer programmes in an inclusive manner, catering both for the needs of fresh graduates and professionals who wish to gain or enhance their qualifications and theoretical awareness for career advancement.  Our programmes offer interesting, diverse and challenging employment opportunities for students to increasingly operate at a global level. Our academic staff are also actively involved in research and local and international collaborations with both private and public sectors to stay abreast with innovations in the diverse fields of study.

Undergraduate Programmes

Free

BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management

The tourism industry is one of the largest job providers …

Free

BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management

6 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Understand the complexity of the tourism and hospitality industry.
Acquire multidisciplinary skills to better understand the various areas of tourism and hospitality industry.
Understand the importance of managing the tourism and hospitality experience leading to increased customer satisfaction;
Critically examine the impact of tourism on a destination and appreciate the importance of developing a sustainable tourism industry;
Expose students to hands-on practical experience in the tourism/hospitality industry
Free

BSc (Hons) Services Management and Marketing

Management of services is an emerging stream of the service …

Free

BSc (Hons) Services Management and Marketing

6 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Understand the changing economic, political, legal, socio-cultural and competitive forces affecting the service industry
Understand the distinguishing characteristics of services marketing and their importance in managing the customer experience
Explain the interrelationships between services marketing, operations management and human resource management to allow for the successful implementation of sustainable services management
Understand the strategies used for creating, promoting and delivering services
Review strategies used to create and enhance service quality, customer satisfaction and loyalty
Free
All Levels

BA (Hons) Communication

This programme explores the managerial, social, political, and cultural functions …

Free

BA (Hons) Communication

8 Lessons
All Levels
What you'll learn
Understand the challenges related to communication providing them with skills and background necessary for a future within or beyond communication.
Understand the role and implications of effective communication in the social, cultural, economical and political environment.
Deliver a mix of contextual theory with applied practice to equip learners with the strategic competence for professional role enactment in various professional contexts.

Postgraduate Programmes

Free

MSc Tourism Management and Marketing

The MSc in Tourism Management and Marketing aims at developing …

Free

MSc Tourism Management and Marketing

6 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
To provide an understanding of tourism concepts and marketing related issues.
To demonstrate a critical understanding of the different conceptual, empirical and methodological development of tourism management and marketing.
To demonstrate knowledge of tourism trends in a local and global context.
To analyse marketing strategies and opportunities in the tourism industry.
To encourage decision-making skills in a tourism business environment and ensure a balance between the acquisition of conceptual and practical knowledge.
To enable students to undertake research in the field of tourism and marketing.
Free

MSc Hotel Management

With the rapid development of the tourism industry worldwide and …

Free

MSc Hotel Management

12 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Equip students with the core knowledge and theoretical underpinnings of international tourism management
Extend their understanding of the nature of international tourism flows and the role of government and stakeholders
Develop skills and knowledge necessary in decision making at managerial level
Develop students’ ability to think critically, appraise and apply relevant academic models to the international tourism industry
Develop a grounding in postgraduate research practices, theoretical approaches and debates in international tourism management
Free

MSc International Tourism Management

The rapidly changing tourism environment and globalisation requires that professionals …

Free

MSc International Tourism Management

12 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Equip students with the core knowledge and theoretical underpinnings of international tourism management
Extend their understanding of the nature of international tourism flows and the role of government and stakeholders
Develop skills and knowledge necessary in decision making at managerial level
Develop students’ ability to think critically, appraise and apply relevant academic models to the international tourism industry
Develop a grounding in postgraduate research practices, theoretical approaches and debates in international tourism management
Free

MA Communication and Public Relations

The MA Communication and Public Relations teaches an integrated approach …

Free

MA Communication and Public Relations

9 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Equip students with the core knowledge and theoretical underpinning of communication and public relations and associated areas.
Develop a deep theoretical knowledge of the place of public relations in society and in the context of part of an integrated approach to communications – as fundamental tool of reputation management.
Develop skills in campaign planning and evaluation, which are firmly rooted in understanding 'the brand', whether discrete or corporate.
Develop the participants ability to manage their businesses more efficiently via effective engagement of stakeholders.

Short Courses

Academic Staff

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Associate Professor
avatar for Dr(Mrs). Prabha RAMSEOOK MUNHURRUNDr(Mrs). Prabha RAMSEOOK MUNHURRUN
Associate Professor
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Lecturer
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Lecturer
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Senior Lecturer