Master of Arts - Tourism (By Research)

University of Canberra

The aim of this program is to provide applicants who have an appropriate educational background with an opportunity to pursue research at masters degree level in a specialised area of tourism studies. It will develop students' knowledge of a chosen field and extend that field through a contribution to knowledge. It comprises training in research methods, development of a research proposal and a research thesis in a specialised area of tourism studies and some coursework units. Student consultation and assessment will allow for a more individual study program to be developed for students from different backgrounds. Areas of tourism studies in which theses can be undertaken include alpine tourism; Australasian tourism studies; convention, events and meetings management; cultural and heritage tourism; urban and regional tourism development; nature-based tourism; tourism impact analysis; and tourism crisis and disaster management. Further choices are available with details obtained from the course convener.

Course Fee:

Australian: $41,520
International: $50,160

Entry Requirements:

The entry requirements of the course are: a. A degree or honours degree in tourism, or an honours degree or degree in a cognate area, with at least an average grade of a credit or better; b. Evidence of a capacity for conducting research at the MA level; academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0


Total: 48 credit points. Option A: is for students with either limited or no previous tourism knowledge and study. Option B: is for those students with substantial tourism knowledge and study.

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Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Full time 2 years
Canberra No info No Part time 4 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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