Tourism - A6009
Expert master degree
Rapid global change is increasing the demand for highly skilled professionals in international tourism and related industries. Australia's leading, longest-running and most innovative industry-focused postgraduate tourism program, the Master of Tourism prepares students for careers in tourism management, planning, policy and sustainable development.
You will develop skills and specialist knowledge in all aspects of the international tourism industry, including key sectors such as tourism marketing and destination management. Focussing on current and future industry trends, you will acquire a global perspective on all forms of tourism mobility and impacts. Your study will be enriched by industry-based workshops and field schools.
The 21st century 'international tourism industry' can be described as the global movement of people for a variety of motivations. As it expands, the growth rate in emerging economies will double that of advanced economies in the years leading to 2030.
The course will broaden your knowledge and skills in domestic and international marketing, cultural tourism, development and planning, natural resource management, environmental studies, research techniques, cross-cultural and regional studies, sustainability and communications.
Our academic staff are widely regarded as research pioneers in the field of high-yield, independent (or backpacker) travel, and the associated impacts on urban tourism, including the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.
You will have an opportunity to attend an international field school within an emerging economy in the Asia-Pacific region, such as Fiji or Vietnam, where you will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing the development of the industry, and how tourism can be harnessed to maximise the benefits for developing nations. Further opportunities exist for students to participate in study tours throughout Australia.
Our program has excellent international networks and partners and you may also wish to participate in an international student exchange semester at one of our prestigious partner universities in Sweden, Estonia or Latvia.
At a glance
|Duration||1 year/1.5 years/2 years (full time), depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.|
|Start date||First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)|
|Qualification||Master of Tourism|