International Sustainable Tourism Management - A6012

International Sustainable Tourism Management

Expert master degree

Sustainability increasingly influences tourism planning, development, governance and management as the industry expands globally. As the growth rate of emerging economies doubles that of advanced economies in the years leading to 2030, sustainable tourism plays a significant role in the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

This course meets the growing demand for specialists in tourism planning, marketing and industry management who not only have a broad and deep understanding of global business activity, but also a clear insight into the consequences of planning and policymaking on the environment, society, culture and the economy.

In this industry-focussed course you will explore sustainable organisations across urban and rural development and regeneration; natural resource management and wildlife conservation; and the diversifying benefits from international and domestic tourism. You will gain enhanced practical and analytical skills to develop tourism policies and practices built on sustainable practice in a global setting.

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 and the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises.

To broaden your understanding of the international market and the role that a sustainable tourism industry can play in emerging economies, study overseas. You can attend a partially funded intensive field school to examine the patterns of development within an Asia-Pacific emerging economy, such as Fiji, Vietnam or Cambodia. Or you can participate in an international student exchange semester at one of our prestigious partner universities in Sweden, Estonia or Latvia.

Graduates are employed in a variety of government and private-sector tourism organisations: state, regional and national tourism offices; management consultancy firms; advertising agencies; media and TV research and journalism; internet communication organisations; local government tourism agencies; international education organisations; and airline and tour operators.

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
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 International Sustainable Tourism Management
Course Handbook

The Master of Tourism and the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management at Monash is Australia's leading, longest-running and most innovative industry-focused postgraduate tourism program. It recognises that rapid global change is increasing the demand for highly skilled practitioners in the international tourism industry.

Study overseas

Through the Monash Abroad travel scholarship you will be able to participate in our international industry engagement program in destinations such as Fiji, Estonia, Germany and Vietnam.

Gain credit with an internship

Engage in an international industry internship and benefit from experiential learning. These unique experiential learning opportunities give you an insight into the world of international tourism and can give you an added advantage when establishing your career.

Learn from the best

Our staff have extensive experience working and researching across the international scope of the tourism industry. They are committed to creating a supportive learning environment within which students from all backgrounds can thrive

Field schools

Learn about the latest industry trends with our field schools in Sydney, Hobart and the Great Ocean Road. These field trips are partially subsidised for all students undertaking the core units.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Depending on prior qualifications:

Entry level 1:

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 2:

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent

or

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average in both qualifications, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 3

Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6012

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6012

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$24,500

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Core master's study, Part B. Advanced expertise and Part C. Specialist studies. All students complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part B or Part C or a combination of the two. Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.