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Master of Arts in Tourism (Research) - 327AA

Course Code: 327AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
CRICOS Code: 019927G
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make a meaningful contribution to the tourism industry

If you have a background in tourism, or have completed previous study in the field, then this course provides you with the opportunity to pursue research at a master’s degree level in your area of specialisation. On top of a selection of coursework units, you will undertake training in research methods, and will develop a research proposal and thesis in your chosen area of tourism studies.

You can tailor your research to suit your previous background in the industry or your future area of employment interest, and topics you might like to explore can 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; among others. As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

Study a Master of Arts in Tourism (Research) at UC and you will:

  • develop knowledge and skills in research methodology and research methods
  • acquire high-level writing and analysis skills
  • initiate closer links between the University and senior professionals in fields associated with tourism, travel, leisure and related disciplines
  • prepare either a single substantial dissertation, or two smaller academically rigorous dissertations, which form an in-depth investigation and analysis of a particular professional issue in tourism.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a key component of this postgraduate course and in your dissertation, you will be encouraged to use your existing employment knowledge to undertake new academic research in the study of a professional problem in the field of tourism, engaging regularly with the tourism industry over the course of your studies.

Career opportunities

  • Sessional academic
  • Tourism director
  • Tourism consultant
  • Events director
  • Marketing director
  • Festival program director
  • Director of sustainable tourism
  • Sponsorship director
  • Public relations director
  • Communications director
  • Brand manager
  • Indigenous program director
  • Entrepreneur

Course-specific information

The UC tourism program is accreditation by the Australian Tourism Industry Council.

Before a candidate is admitted to the Master of Arts in Tourism (Research) program, they must satisfy the following admission requirements:

  1. hold 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
  2. provide evidence of a capacity for conducting research at a master’s level.

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0. Students who have undertaken all their education in an English-speaking country (as defined on the UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

Domestic students who are accepted on this course are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for the standard duration of the course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the annual fee rate that applied at the start of your degree. Further information on fees for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students can be found here.

Enquiries

Current & Prospective Students
Faculty of Business, Government and Law BGLHDR@canberra.edu.au

Admission 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.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Arts in Tourism MA Trsm

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 $22,300 $27,800

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course based on a full time load. Domestic students should note that you are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for your fees for the standard duration of your course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the fee rate for the current year, noting that fees are indexed annually. Further information on fees for higher degree by research students can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

Tourism program accreditation by the Tourism Industry Council in 2004.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time, or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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