Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (A7U)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 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

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 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.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Develop the skills to manage and grow tourism enterprises in a fast-changing industry.

The Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage will prepare you for work in the tourism and cultural heritage industries. You’ll develop skills to manage opportunities, complexity and sensitivities that arise when culture, environmental values and creativity intersect with business development.

This degree will immerse students in the tourism industry with opportunities to experience Tasmanian tourist destinations. Our island state’s seven World Heritage-listed properties and popular Tasmanian businesses such as MONA are closely studied. You’ll connect with our industry partners and learn through authentic experiences including, on-site visits, industry encounters, and critical reflections of tourist attractions

Your studies will prepare you for work in a competitive industry disrupted by technology and an ever-changing market. You will be introduced to entrepreneurial and leadership tools that will help manage and grow tourism in sites of cultural and environmental value. We offer an enjoyable modular format of flexible online and face to face learning supported by our university campuses in Hobart, Cradle Coast, and Sydney.

  • 1 Identify and critically analyse complex contemporary tourism and cultural heritage knowledge to identify and critically analyse the impact of developments and innovations on these industries
  • 2 Critically evaluate sustainable tourism principles, including their application to and impact on 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 Use a range of communication and professional skills to present the theoretical and applied aspects of your work to a wide range of tourism and cultural heritage stakeholders.
  • Course structure

    The Master of Tourism, Environment and Cultural Heritage requires the completion of 200 credit points comprising:

    • 87.5 credit points of Core units
    • 12.5 credit points of Core Option units
    • a 50 credit point specialisation
    • 50 credit point Research or Internship Capstone
    Complete 87.5 credit points of Core units

    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

    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
    OnlineTerm 3

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

    This unit will enable students to understand how tourism and cultural industries have dramatically changed our lives. Cultural industries have grown significantly, with examples such as museums, regional festivals and wilderness adventures. At the same time there is an increasing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 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
    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: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSpring school

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

    Complete one 12.5 credit point Core Option unit.The Option units are units from the available specialisations. You should choose a unit that is not in your intended specialisation.If you are completing the Research Project capstone you should complete HSS408 as your Core Option unit.

    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

    Firms are paying more attention to the development of new products and services toenhance their market position. Commercialising innovative products and services on atimely basis is a key to not only profit but in some industries, survival. However,despite the significant…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The increasing use of the Internet and other digital media by both business andconsumers is having a significant effect on business globally. For consumers,information and communication technologies (ICT) provide more information,convenience, and a wider range of, and access to, product…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Businesses are changing constantly, and markets are moving at a rapid pace. Thismeans that market research is critical for keeping abreast of such changes. Marketresearch comprises a critical facet of marketing practice; playing a central role insupporting marketing management, business…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    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

    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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The ability to strategically communicate is a skill required in many industries and sectors. In this unit, you are introduced to a variety of media platforms and approaches to provide a strong foundation for participation in the media and communication…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineTerm 1

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

    In Tasmania, our vibrant arts and cultural calendar includes MOFO and Dark MOFO, Ten Days on the Island, and Beaker Street. In this unit, you will learn about the role of festivals, open days, street fairs and other events in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school
    OnlineWinter school

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

    Organisational resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt, evolve, respond, and recover from short term shocks (be they natural hazards or significant changes in market dynamics) and to shape itself to respond to long term challenges. This requires practitioners…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    A crisis has a material impact on an organisation’s ability to deliver services to the community, reputation, shareholder value and potentially, the viability of the organisation. This requires input from the highest levels to strategically respond to and manage the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Protective Security relates to security governance (including supporting a positive security culture), information security (including cyber security), personnel security (including employees and contractors) and physical security (providing a safe and secure physical environment for an organisation’s people, information and assets).…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Business Continuity Management is the holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the likely impacts to business operations that may be caused if those threats materialise. This fully online unit provides you with a thorough understanding…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    In this unit you will use your research skills to debate, examine and analyse theoretical and methodological approaches to research in the social sciences disciplines. You will also develop a research proposal that incorporates, appropriate to your discipline, effective research…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes, both…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Qualitative Research Methods provides Honours, Masters and HDR candidates with grounding in qualitative research methodologies and associated methods. Students will develop abilities in framing research questions; developing, critiquing and applying qualitative research methodologies; defending method choice; and the practicalities of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSpring school (extended)

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

    Complete a 50 credit point Specialisation.

    The Business Development specialisation requires the completion of 50 credit points.

    Complete 50 credit points of Core units

    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

    Firms are paying more attention to the development of new products and services toenhance their market position. Commercialising innovative products and services on atimely basis is a key to not only profit but in some industries, survival. However,despite the significant…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The increasing use of the Internet and other digital media by both business andconsumers is having a significant effect on business globally. For consumers,information and communication technologies (ICT) provide more information,convenience, and a wider range of, and access to, product…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Businesses are changing constantly, and markets are moving at a rapid pace. Thismeans that market research is critical for keeping abreast of such changes. Marketresearch comprises a critical facet of marketing practice; playing a central role insupporting marketing management, business…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The Environmental Conservation and Management specialisation requires the completion of 50 credit points.

    Complete all 50 credit points of Core units.

    The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes, both…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    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

    This unit is essential for those working towards a career managing natural environments and people in protected areas. For those with other vocational interests, the unit is a way to learn about Australia's natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The Organisational Resilience specialisation requires the completion of 50 credit points.

    Complete 50 credit points of Core units

    Organisational resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt, evolve, respond, and recover from short term shocks (be they natural hazards or significant changes in market dynamics) and to shape itself to respond to long term challenges. This requires practitioners…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    A crisis has a material impact on an organisation’s ability to deliver services to the community, reputation, shareholder value and potentially, the viability of the organisation. This requires input from the highest levels to strategically respond to and manage the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Protective Security relates to security governance (including supporting a positive security culture), information security (including cyber security), personnel security (including employees and contractors) and physical security (providing a safe and secure physical environment for an organisation’s people, information and assets).…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Business Continuity Management is the holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the likely impacts to business operations that may be caused if those threats materialise. This fully online unit provides you with a thorough understanding…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The Strategic Communication specialisation requires the completion of 50 credit points.

    Complete 50 credit points of Core units

    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

    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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The ability to strategically communicate is a skill required in many industries and sectors. In this unit, you are introduced to a variety of media platforms and approaches to provide a strong foundation for participation in the media and communication…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineTerm 1

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

    In Tasmania, our vibrant arts and cultural calendar includes MOFO and Dark MOFO, Ten Days on the Island, and Beaker Street. In this unit, you will learn about the role of festivals, open days, street fairs and other events in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school
    OnlineWinter school

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

    Complete either a 50 credit point Research Thesis or a Internship Capstone.

    The Research thesis is a 15,000 word research project on a topic of the student’s choice which has been approved by the unit coordinator. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and regular meetings…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The Research thesis is a 15,000 word research project on a topic of the student’s choice which has been approved by the unit coordinator. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and regular meetings…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit is designed to allow you to prepare for your tourism internship through the development of skills related to field work, empirical research, project planning and work place communication. During this unit, you will be given the opportunity to…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    In this unit you will undertake an internship project in a given workplace, produce a report of your findings, and then critically reflect on the personal skills that you possess and challenges that you would like to improve upon during…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    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 any field; 
    b.    has completed the Graduate Diploma in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage; 
    c.    has completed the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage; or
    d.    has work experience at a management level of at least three years in a relevant field.

    Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage or Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage may articulate into the Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage with full credit. Students may also exit from the Masters with these courses where they have sufficient credit. Students who complete 100 credit points may exit from the Master 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, with the choice of either an internship or a research stream for the capstone output. Students wishing to progress to a PhD can undertake the Research Thesis units, after completing HSS408 Advanced Research in Social Sciences (or equivalent), and 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

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    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

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 70,453 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $34,621 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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