Tourism - A6009

Tourism

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.

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At a glance

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 Tourism
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

With extensive international experience in the tourism industry, and a breadth of research into its development, structure and dynamism, our academic teaching staff offer valuable insights, expertise and leadership.

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, social sciences, business or marketing 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, social sciences, business or marketing 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, social sciences, business or marketing 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 A6009

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6009

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. Foundations for advanced tourism studies, Part B. Core Master's study and Part C. Advanced expertise.  All students complete Part B.  Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A 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.]