Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This multidisciplinary program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the growing ecotourism, or nature-based tourism industry. The course has a strong emphasis on hands-on field work, industry placements and development of partnerships with the tourism industry. On successful completion of the course, students will have the ability to both manage existing ecotourism enterprises sustainably, as well as design and implement new ventures. The variety of subjects studied include understanding biodiversity and landscapes, cultural heritage and Indigenous knowledge, interpretation and science communication, and environmental law, policy and planning. The environmental and social impacts of ecotourism are explored through selected case studies.
The Master of Ecotourism is offered by coursework. While the standard timeframe for completion of this degree is two years (full time), if students have previously completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate (related) area it may be possible to complete within 1.5 years. The course offers a focussed, advanced learning experience that will enhance career choices. Students must complete all core units. This degree also provides the flexibility to choose from a range of units to complement specific interests. Course structures for the master's degrees with the new 1.5 to 2 year structure (72 to 96 points) are now available via the UWA Handbook. Visit handbooks.uwa.edu.au/courses
Standard entry requirements
A bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA. English language requirements apply.
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