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MAWellness and Spa Service Design and Management

Tuition fee €4,200 per year

There are 6 tuition waivers available for top ranked applicants (regardless of citizenship) in 2024.

More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition.

NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.

Application fee €100 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable.
Further information: www.ut.ee/application-fee

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The University of Tartu offers a comprehensive master’s programme in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management, designed to cultivate a service-oriented mindset and equip you with the necessary professional skills for a successful career in the wellness and spa industry, as well as related organisations and businesses.

This programme emphasises the importance of strategic planning, operational management, and effective human resource management in the context of wellness and spa organisations and enterprises. Additionally, you will learn how to design attractive, innovative, and competitive wellness and spa services. An integral part of the curriculum is the focus on managing service quality while addressing environmental and sustainability issues, ensuring a holistic approach to wellness and spa management.

This master’s programme is an excellent opportunity for those looking to develop a deep understanding of the sector and excel in this dynamic and growing field.

  • 95% of studies are conducted online. In-person studies take place in Pärnu, which is a member of the European Spas Association and an internationally acclaimed health tourism destination with more than 175 years of history as a resort town.
  • Small group dynamics and learning allows direct interaction and discussions with lecturers.
    Internationally respected professors and lecturers from Hungary, the UK, Finland, Lithuania, and Estonia teach the programme.
  • After graduation, you can start your own business and manage the world’s top spas, wellness centres, resorts, treatment centres and other hospitality and health-related facilities.

Programme structure

Please see the programme structure in our Study Information System

Career opportunities

This education will open the door to a career in one of the world’s largest and most prosperous industries – tourism, leisure and hospitality. This degree will prepare you to:

  • run your own tourism business
  • manage resorts and spas
  • manage wellness, health and recreational organisations
  • work for local government social and rehabilitation services
  • continue in research, PhD studies and an academic career
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024