Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (A7T)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Our new Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage is designed to prepare students for a growing tourism sector in Australia and the world. Offering a unique learning experience by drawing upon Tasmania’s 7 UNESCO listed sites and the university's strong industry connections.
  • Experience unique field trips held at Tasmania’s World Heritage Sites.
  • Accelerate and complete in 1 year by choosing an intensive study program.
  • Enjoy flexible online learning from leading researchers, lecturers and industry leaders.
  • Pitch your business idea to venture capitalists as part of the Tourism Venture Creation unit.
  • Gain real-world experience through internships with the choice of industry partner based your area of interest.
  • Take advantage of Australia’s only Academic Partner with the UNWTO.
Field Trips

Several units are intensive field trips (HGA501/Sustainable Tourism, Critical and HGA601/Contest Issues in Cultural Heritage and HGA502/Global Issues in Tourism) and are conducted in-situ at Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur Historic Site and Darlinghurst, Sydney. You will have the chance to be co-taught by managers in these locations and be exposed to real life management issues. You will also learn about global experiences from international scholars. These immersive experiences will maximise your ability to understand the practical realities of your related industry and interact and network with business professionals.

Internship

HGA710 Tourism Industry Internship unit gives the opportunity to undertake an internship at a tourism business. This may be self-organised, or organised by coordinators, depending on your employment situation. You will undertake a standalone project, with defined objectives and outcomes to be determined in consultation with managers from the business and the unit coordinator. You will be assigned an Industry Mentor from within the organisation who will support you and provide an assessment on your performance.

Business Incubator

During HGA713 Tourism Venture Creation, you’ll learn about start-ups and the challenges and opportunities faced in the tourism industry. You will learn about the challenges that are particular to tourism, given the transitory, rapidly changing nature of the industry and its extreme diversity. You will develop a tourism business model, pitch and market the idea, and ultimately will be given the chance to pitch their ideas before a panel of active investors from within the tourism industry.

Course structure

The Master of Tourism, Environmental and Heritage studies requires the completion of 150 credit points comprising:

  • 75 credit points of Core units
  • 75 credit points of Elective units

This unit will explore the origins, elements and tensions inherent in sustainable tourism. You will explore the relevance of sustainable development to tourism, its application and the tensions that arise when theory is applied to practice. The unit will also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Tourism is part of globalisation. Tourism has changed over the decades as travels become cheaper, new destinations are found and more countries become prosperous. Tourism affects host societies and the issues are often global in scale. These include challenges from…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Tasmania and Australia are rich in history and heritage. What gets presented and celebrated however is contested and challenged. This unit does not only introduce a critical reading of heritage, it offers tools and frameworks for participants to reflect and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Digital disruptions such as the sharing economy have caused major disruptions for the tourism industry – both positive and negative. Platforms such as Airbnb and Uber, plus Airtasker, UberEats and HomeAway have transformed the way tourists travel, the way that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

During this unit, you will learn about start-ups and the challenges and opportunities faced in the tourism industry. You will learn about the challenges that are particular to tourism, given the transitory, rapidly changing nature of the industry and its…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

According to the Global Economic Monitor Survey (2014), approximately 13% of the adult population in Australia is involved in either starting or managing a new business. (This percentage varies dramatically across different country contexts; see http://gemconsortium.org/). Many other individuals are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Marketing is a business function that goes beyond the mere act of selling or advertising-it encompasses the entire process through which value is created, captured and offered to customers. It is critical that organisations establish and maintain relationships with customers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit equips students to produce content and tell stories across multiple media platforms. A range of digital tools, delivery options and conceptual approaches will be explored as students design, research and produce media content. Academic and technical staff with…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the practical skills of media writing. It is intended to provide students with a strong foundation for participation in the media industry in a variety of forms. A fundamental appreciation of language will enhance writing…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Media engagement is a central component of contemporary communications strategies. The unit provides contexts for historical and current media and public relations practice. Students are equipped to interact professionally with the media, to set clear communications goals and strategies, and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Festivals and other cultural events increasing contribute to the culture and economy of towns and cities around the world. In Hobart, our vibrant art and cultural calendar includes MOFO and Dark MOFO, Ten Days on the Island, and the Falls…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

During this unit, you will be given the opportunity to undertake an internship at a tourism business. This may be self-organised, or organised by coordinators, depending on your employment situation. You will undertake a standalone project, with defined objectives and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The research project will consist of research conducted in a selected area of Tourism or Cultural Heritage. To develop your Research Project, you will work with your lecturer to formulate a consultancy style report that will be based upon a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The research thesis will consist of research conducted in a selected area of Tourism or Cultural Heritage. In this unit you will learn how to formulate a literature review, select a research question and critically assess a range of different…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

During this unit, you will learn about start-ups and the challenges and opportunities faced in the tourism industry. You will learn about the challenges that are particular to tourism, given the transitory, rapidly changing nature of the industry and its…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

During this unit, you will be given the opportunity to identify a critical issue issue and create a case for an internship project in a Tourism or Cultural Heritage Environment context. Once this is done you will undertake an internship…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with a practical understanding of key systems for protected area planning and management. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are considered. The global context of protected areas is analysed, including issues of definition, scope and governance.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Entry into the Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage requires;

  • an undergraduate degree in humanities, social sciences, business, sciences or other cognate field from an approved tertiary institution, or;
  • completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage.

Candidates for the Masters of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage may be eligible for advanced standing of up to 50 credit points of Elective units if entering the course with the following background;

  • an Honours degree or equivalent at Level 8 or higher in the Australian Qualifications Framework in humanities, social sciences, business, sciences or other cognate field or;
  • professional experience in a relevant field equivalent to level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $50,760 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $33,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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