Bachelor of Arts - Tourism and Events

Murdoch University

This is a unique degree that gives you the opportunity to study tourism with a focus on sustainability. You will explore many facets of the tourism industry including policy issues relating to tourism and events, and the planning and management of sustainably coordinated events and festivals. You can expand your expertise and career prospects even further by combining Tourism and Events with another major. Recommended double majors include Public Relations, Australian Indigenous Studies, Sociology, Sustainable Development, Community Development, Japanese or Indonesian. When you graduate, you could pursue a range of roles in the tourism and hospitality industry as a tourism manager, event coordinator or event planner. You could work in a local government role in community development through tourism management and event planning, promotion and organising, or work in state and federal government in tourism management and event development, promotion and evaluation.

Course Fee:

International: $87,404

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or mature age entry via STAT; or TAFE Certificate IV or higher; English language competency


You will study core units in subjects such as Destination Management and Sustainable Tourism, and choose electives such as Nature-Based Tourism and Indigenous Tourism Issues and Festivals and Events. As part of your studies you will take field trips to tourism destinations, and learn to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communicate effectively.

Subjects you can Study:

Tourism and Events

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch 60.4 No Part time 6 years
Murdoch 60.4 No Full time 3 years

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.


Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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