Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

University of Tasmania
1.5 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

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.

Practical experience

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, Port Arthur Historic Site and Darlinghurst, Sydney. 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.


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.

Admission 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.

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Program content


  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Global Issues in Tourism
  • Critical and Contested Issues in Cultural Heritage
  • The Sharing Economy and Disruptive Innovations
  • Tourism Venture Creation


  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Multiplatform Storytelling
  • Media Writing
  • Media Relations
  • Understanding the Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Tourism Industry Internship
  • Tourism Research Project
  • Research Thesis
  • Tourism Venture Creation
  • Tourism Internship Project
  • Protected Area Planning and Management Systems

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

About this institute

University of Tasmania

Our story began 130 years ago, in a sandstone building overlooking Hobart. Since those early days, with three lecturers teaching eleven students, our purpose has remained the same. Through academic excellence, we make our home, and the world, a better...

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TAS 7001 Hobart

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