University of Canberra

Master of Arts in Tourism (Research)

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

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.


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.


  • Tourism

Standard 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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $45,600
International: $55,600

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