Message of the Head of Department of Tourism Leisure and Services

Welcome to the Department of Tourism, Leisure and Services (DTLS) – an excellent choice for your education and a steppingstone to a successful career in the industry of tourism and hospitality, communication and service management. Our spectrum of courses, ranging from Undergraduate and Masters to PhD levels on both full-time and part-time basis are designed to offer you real-world experience, knowledge and skills with which to demarcate yourselves and obtain better employment opportunities. It is an honour for us to welcome fresh graduates to our programmes as well as more mature candidates at Undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels. DTLS has been doing a commendable work in imparting value-added and innovative approaches to courses, moulding students for stepping into the real professional world. Our programmes are continuously updated to meet the demands of the work industry. We equally offer the possibility for undergraduate students to conduct experiential learning through work placement opportunities during their programmes of study at the UTM. The academics of the department are committed professionals who excel in student engagement, encouraging students to develop their analytical skills, and providing quality educational experiences. It will be a privilege for us to guide and accompany you on your academic journey. Being part of the DTLS team is all about collegiality and team spirit, a much-required soft skill in the working world that you will no doubt acquire during your time with us. Our academic staff are welcoming and supportive, and will give you the opportunity to grow and excel in your respective fields of study. The mission of the Department is to support your academic and personal growth and prepare you to respond efficiently to the long-term needs of the local and international tourism and hospitality industry, communication and service sectors. In line with our mission and vision, we are equally engaged in research activities and consultancy. As a department, we continue to proudly witness the success of our past students who have become successful professionals in the fields of Tourism and Hospitality, Communication and Services management. It will be an honour for us to see you grow as our students and become competent graduates with high academic levels and ethical values ready to serve the various industries. Let us build your career path together.