Offers the opportunity to pursue tourism research in a specialised area of tourism studies. The course will appeal to tourism graduates, graduates of other relevant disciplines and industry practitioners. Students will acquire and develop research skills associated with qualitative and quantitative research, advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in tourism. An integral part of this course is the preparation, undertaking and completion of a thesis.
Candidates will have shown above average performance in studies for a Bachelor degree and have demonstrated in their professional activity potential to undertake Master degree studies. Graduates with an Honours degree in a relevant field may be permitted to proceed directly to Stage 2 of the Master degree.
Master of Tourism Management by Research
This course is not available for on-campus study by students on an International student visa.
This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.
The course normally comprises two years of full-time study or the equivalent part-time study. The program includes two stages. Stage 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points (6 units). At the conclusion of Stage 1, students unable to proceed to Stage 2 may be eligible to graduate with a Post Graduate exit award.
Stage 1 requires the completion of coursework units in research methodologies as well as the state of knowledge as research in Tourism Management plus two thesis preparation units.
Unit Description Points
MTL5200 Thesis Preparation A 30
BSA5701 Business Research Methods 15
MKT5704 Qualitative Research Methods 15
MTL5201 Thesis Preparation B 30
MBA5700 Principles of Tourism 15
MBA5703 Ecotourism Management 15
Or any elective units as approved by the Course Coordinator
Students complete a thesis in an area of study identified during thesis preparation in discussion with the course coordinator and their supervisor. The thesis component of this course is entirely research based and is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Each semester students will enrol in the research thesis unit at 50 or 100% of full-time enrolment. Students are required to continue re-enrolling in the thesis unit each semester until the thesis is submitted for examination.
Unit Description Points
TSM6200 Masters Thesis 0