Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (A7T)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This version of A7T Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage is no longer available. If you're interesting in completing the replacement version of this course, please apply for A7U Master of 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. 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.
  • 1 Draw upon and synthesise complex contemporary tourism and cultural heritage knowledge to identify and critically analyse the impact of developments and innovations to these industries
  • 2 Critically assess and evaluate the application and impact of sustainable tourism principles to the tourism and cultural heritage industries
  • 3 Integrate advanced knowledge of theory and research practice to design effective approaches to contemporary cultural heritage management, or entrepreneurial tourism communication.
  • 4 Critically appraise, select and apply ethical research methods to plan and execute an independent research-based project and/or piece of scholarship on a contemporary tourism, environmental and cultural heritage issue.
  • 5 Communicate effectively to present the theoretical and applied aspects of your work in an appropriate manner to a wide range of tourism and cultural heritage stakeholders.
  • 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 and Port Arthur Historic Site. 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

    Students must complete the following core units (Total 75cp)

    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

    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
    HobartTerm 3
    OnlineTerm 3

    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
    OnlineSemester 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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Students must choose up to 75 credit points from the following list

    To be innovative, you need to be able to think differently.In this unit, you’ll learn about the thinking tools that entrepreneurs use to create innovative products and build a thriving business around them. You’ll learn what it means to adopt…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1

    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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Digital media, including social media platforms, play an increasing role in the contemporary media landscape. This unit provides you with a strong foundation for understanding the function of digital media in the contemporary media landscape. It will develop your knowledge…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineWinter 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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides students 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
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    The College of Arts, Law and Education may accept as a candidate for the Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage a person who: a. has completed an undergraduate degree in humanities, social sciences, business, sciences or other cognate field from an approved tertiary institution b. has completed the Graduate Diploma in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage c. has completed the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

    Bachelor’s Degree at AQF 7 in cognate discipline: No reduction Honours degree at AQF 8 in cognate discipline (humanities, social sciences, business, sciences or other cognate field): 50 credit points of Electives Professional Experience: Up to 50 credit points of Electives

    Students who complete 100 credit points may exit from the Masters of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (MTECH) with the Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (GradDipTECH) Successful completion of 50cp of study would enable a student to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (GradCertTECH) The course has been developed as a coursework Masters’ program designed for professionals. Students wishing to progress to a PhD will negotiate with the Course Coordinator specific requirements in their Research Thesis so that they may meet the eligibility requirements for application to PhD study

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the entire amount for your studies. Commonwealth supported places are not available in this postgraduate course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    An important note on Youth Allowance and Austudy

    The Department of Social Services has approved some accredited and professionally oriented Masters courses for student payments through Youth Allowance or Austudy. This means if you enrol in one of these courses, you may be eligible for student payments. However, please be aware that this is not the case for all Master courses. Please visit our Scholarships, Fees and Costs website for further information.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    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

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

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

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