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Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

Our new Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage is designed to prepare students for a growing tourism sector in Australia and the world.

This immersive degree offers a unique learning experience, where you’ll gain real-world understanding of contemporary issues in tourism, an understanding of managing tourism in sites of environmental and cultural value and acquire skills to envisage and grow tourism enterprises.

Gain access to the university’s strong industry connections, enabling experiential learning opportunities to ensure your learning and work readiness is maximised. Learn through experience, including on-site learning, industry encounters, and critical reflections of your own tourist experiences.

Tasmania will be used as a living laboratory for this course; the UNESCO World Heritage listed properties within the island state, plus signature Tasmanian businesses such as Mona will be used as case studies for learning.

Take advantage of our links with key tourism bodies and universities, such as the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and Lund University, Sweden.

Choose to accelerate your learning and complete in one year using an optional intensive approach. Design your study program by choosing units over a 12-month period.

Flexible online study, unique field trips held in-situ at Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur Historic Site, pitch your business idea to a venture capitalist and undertake an internship allowing you to experience the industry first hand.

Field trips

Several units are intensive field trips (Sustainable Tourism Development, Critical and Contested Issues in Tourism and Global Issues in Tourism) and are conducted in-situ at Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur Historic Site and Darling Harbour, 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.


We offer internships with the choice of industry partner depending on your situation (employment, area of interest and work experience background). This will enable you to undertake an internship of ten days or more and will allow you to experience industry-related problems through practice.

Our internship positions will be identified by the coordinator, in consultation with students.

Business incubator

Pitch your business idea to a venture capitalist. Our Tourism Venture Creation unit serves as business incubator for entrepreneurial students who wish to transfer a business idea into a potentially viable business proposition. You will develop a tourism business model, pitch and market the idea, and ultimately be given the chance to pitch your ideas before a panel of active investors from within the tourism industry.


All students are able to apply for a $1,000 bursary to assist with travel and accommodation costs for field trips.

In addition, students will be provided with bus transport from Hobart for on-site teaching at the Cradle Coast campus, Cradle Mountain and the Port Arthur Historic Site.

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