M.A. On Campus

Tourism (Research)

University of Canberra

24 months
27800 AUD/year
22800 AUD/year
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If you have a background in tourism, or have completed previous study in the field, then this Tourism (Research) from University of Canberra 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) from University of Canberra 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.

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


Tourism program accreditation by the Tourism Industry Council in 2004.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Contemporary Tourism Issues 
  • Tourism Research Proposal
  • Tourism Masters Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The entry requirements of the course are:

  • 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;
  • Evidence of a capacity for conducting research at the MA level.

CRICOS Code: 019927G 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27800 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    22800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22800 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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