Institute of Tourism Studies Launches Prospectus 2016/2017

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Institute of Tourism Studies Launches Prospectus 2016/2017The Institute of Tourism Studies has just published its Prospectus for the coming academic year – 2016/2017 – complete with details relating to all the programmes of study it will be offering this October.

The 2016/17 Prospectus offers varied choices of academic programmes with curricula that are engineered to create a fine balance between technical skills, academic rigour and practical application.

The new prospectus consolidates on the changes done last year to make the curriculum much more student friendly and match the demands of the tourism industry, while from a structural point of view, the Institute has already commenced the planning process to do the move to the proposed new campus at Smart City.

ITS Board of Governors Chairman Paulino Schembri said, "The Board of Governors is proud to be part of this very exciting time when the ITS is launching new programmes and also working towards the relocation of the ITS to the new campus in the near future. The prospectus allows prospective students to find a course that fit with their choice of study to achieve their dream career and the new modular structure allows for different entry points thus making ITS accessible to all."

"The future is exciting for students at ITS, as in the very near the Institute will offer programmes of study that will give students the opportunity to graduate with a bachelor and a master's degree in tourism and hospitality related subjects, thus advance to the levels of excellence required by our tourism industry," he added.

The programmes are designed with competency based curricula that reflect technical and practical skills related to the tourism and hospitality sector. Additionally all programmes are complemented with modules of study that provide employability skills and underpinning knowledge.

ITS Executive Director Pierre Fenech said "the comments from current students on the curricular changes has been encouraging. This gives us more will to continue evolving our curriculum in constant consultation with the main stakeholders, mainly, the academics, the industry and the students themselves."

He added, "we will not only continue to develop better quality courses, but we are now looking at increasing the spectrum of courses both horizontally and also vertically. We will be launching in the coming years, courses in new sectors of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and also for the first time, we will soon be launching Bachelors and Masters Degrees for all our prospecting students."

"Over the past year ITS has solidified and enhanced its relationship and ties with the businesses and entities that form the tourism and hospitality industry and now is fully a part of a dynamic sector that is one of the main pillars of our economy."

The new prospectus can be obtained by contacting the Registrar's Office at the Institute of Tourism Studies main campus in St George's Bay, St Julians.

Prospective students can reach the Registrar's Office via phone on 23793 233 or email at registrar.its@gov.mt. The prospectus is also available online at www.its.edu.mt/courses-admission/its-prospectus/its-prospectus.html

Prospective students will be able to register for full-time courses between Monday 25th July & Friday 5th August 2016.The Institute of Tourism Studies will also be organising information session to guide prospective student towards the programmes that will lead them to their chosen career in the tourism and hospitality industry. Dates and times for these sessions are available on the prospectus.

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