International Sustainable Tourism Management
Expert master degree
Sustainability increasingly influences tourism planning, development, governance and management as the industry expands globally. As the growth rate of emerging economies doubles that of advanced economies in the years leading to 2030, sustainable tourism plays a significant role in the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
This course meets the growing demand for specialists in tourism planning, marketing and industry management who not only have a broad and deep understanding of global business activity, but also a clear insight into the consequences of planning and policymaking on the environment, society, culture and the economy.
In this industry-focussed course you will explore sustainable organisations across urban and rural development and regeneration; natural resource management and wildlife conservation; and the diversifying benefits from international and domestic tourism. You will gain enhanced practical and analytical skills to develop tourism policies and practices built on sustainable practice in a global setting.
Our academic staff are widely regarded as research pioneers in the field of high-yield, independent (or backpacker) travel, and the associated impacts on urban tourism and the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises.
To broaden your understanding of the international market and the role that a sustainable tourism industry can play in emerging economies, study overseas. You can attend a partially funded intensive field school to examine the patterns of development within an Asia-Pacific emerging economy, such as Fiji, Vietnam or Cambodia. Or you can participate in an international student exchange semester at one of our prestigious partner universities in Sweden, Estonia or Latvia.
Graduates are employed in a variety of government and private-sector tourism organisations: state, regional and national tourism offices; management consultancy firms; advertising agencies; media and TV research and journalism; internet communication organisations; local government tourism agencies; international education organisations; and airline and tour operators.
At a glance
|Location(s):||On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time|
|Duration:||1 year/1.5 years/2 years (full time), depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.|
|Start date:||First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)|
|Qualification:||Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management|
The Master of Tourism and the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management at Monash is Australia's leading, longest-running and most innovative industry-focused postgraduate tourism program. It recognises that rapid global change is increasing the demand for highly skilled practitioners in the international tourism industry.
You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.
Depending on prior qualifications:
Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.
Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)
An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent
orAn Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average in both qualifications, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.
Entry level 3:
Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.
Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
Making the application
Fees are subject to change annually.
Domestic fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.
As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.
We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.
The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Foundations for international sustainable tourism management studies, Part B. Core Master's study and Part C. Advanced expertise. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part C or a combination of the two.
[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]
These studies will introduce you to international sustainable tourism studies at advanced undergraduate or graduate level. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in a cognate field. .
These studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of the tourism industry, policy governance and research, to develop a critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and sustainable development with a particular emphasis on emerging economies and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises within them.
The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. You have two options.
The first option is a program of coursework study where you select the units to suit your own interests. This option includes the opportunity to undertake an internship in the field.
The second option is a 24 point research thesis. Students wishing to use this Masters course as a pathway to a higher degree by research should take this second option.
Students admitted to the course, who have a recognised honours degree in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences, will receive credit for Part C, however, should they wish to complete a 24 point research project as part of the course they should consult with the course coordinator