Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (A7T)

Overview  2022

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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

I couldn’t recommend the lecturers in this course more highly. Between them, they have an enormous and greatly diverse amount of experience. They are an inspirational bunch, which is why I am continuing to study with them.

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Ishara Love - Tourism, Environment and Cultural Heritage Student
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

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

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
HobartSemester 2
AMC - 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

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
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 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

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

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the practical skills of strategic communication. It provides students with a strong foundation for participation in the media and communication industries across a variety of media platforms and formats. Students will be introduced to important…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Recent global events and a dynamic media landscape have highlighted the importance of public relations (PR) practitioners as a central component of contemporary strategic communications practice.This unit will develop your understanding of historical, theoretical, and practical approaches to public relations…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 2
HobartWinter 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
HobartWinter 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

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

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

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 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Students completing the  Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage or Graduate Certificate of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage can articulate into the Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage with full credit.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a 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

2022 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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