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Why Choose Monash Univesity?

The QS World University Rankin by Subject 2014 rated 30 subjects as delivered by every university in the world. We ranked in the global top 100 in 26 subjects of those 30 subjects rated. In fact, in 18 of those subjects, we are among the world’s top 50. Given that, it’s no surprise that the world’s top CEOs vote us one of the best universities in Australia from which to hire graduates – for two years running*.

 

 

Our Caulfield and Clayton Campuses Provide World Class Learning Environments

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Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are more likely to move onto postgraduate studies than graduates from other Australian universities.

 

Innovative, International and Engaged

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Course Outline

The Master of Tourism coursework degree engages with industry at all levels, is based on innovative research into emerging tourism fields and is designed to prepare you for an international career in tourism management.


Master of Tourism Degree Outline

The UNWTO forecasts that the growth rate in international visitor arrivals to emerging economies will be significantly higher than that to advanced economies up to 2030. (Figure 1)

Between 2010 and 2030, arrivals to emerging economies are expected to increase at double the pace (+4.4% a year) of those to advanced economies (+2.2% a year). As a result, the market share of emerging economies has increased from 30% in 1980 to 47% in 2011, and is expected to reach 57% by 2030, equivalent to over one billion international tourist arrivals (UNWTO, 2013)

The challenge for these emerging economies is how to manage a growth in a sustainable manner so the environmental, cultural and social attributes are protected.

This specialization permits you to undertake a focus in your degree on sustainable management with electives from the Master of Sustainability/Development studies. For example students could take the following elective units as part of their degree.

(Note: other units are available upon consultation with the program coordinator)

 

APG4389 Contemporary Issues in Tourism (12 points)

This contemporary unit is designed to focus on key issues arising in the global tourism industry such as the rapid growth of the industry in emerging economies, poverty alleviation and development through tourism and the growth of “new tourism” and independent travel. The unit is presented via a number of key industry seminars and a proposed field work study tour to an emerging tourism region.

 

APG4328 Doctrines of Development (6 points)

This subject deconstructs the concepts of ‘development’, ‘progress’ and ‘underdevelopment’ before embarking on a historical examination of how various theories have been translated into policy and action. It then looks chronologically at the rise and demise of various doctrines and approaches, focusing on the role of international development aid and trade.

 

APG5805 The Art and Business of International Development (6 Points)

This unit offers a practical, hands-on approach for learning a range of applied skills needed by professionals in international development organizations. It will introduce students to the working culture of institutions involved in international aid and development.

As the global tourism industry continues to grow and the number of destinations identifying tourism as a key driver of economic growth expand, the competition between destinations also increases.

Destinations and companies are in need of cutting edge marketing and communication campaigns to understand how to reach potential target markets.

Expanding on the core unit APG4389 Tourism Industry and Marketing, this stream permits students to enhance their knowledge of media, marketing and communications. Students undertaking this unit can take the following electives to the value of 24 points;

(Note: other units are available upon consultation with the program coordinator)

 

MKX9261 Integrated Marketing Communication (6 points)

The uses of advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing and publicity to build and sustain brands, based on knowledge of communication theory, and the institutional and business practices which influence the achievement of appropriate and specific promotional goals.

 

MKF5601 Social Media Marketing (6 points)

This unit will extend understanding of digital marketing, in particular the role of new media. The social media landscape will be investigated, in terms of the tools and technologies, as well as consumers and communities. Approaches to understanding customers and stakeholders through the use of social media will be explored, and various strategies to engage with these stakeholders will be developed.

 

APG5398 New Communications Media (12 points)

This unit introduces students to the changing relationships between the media, telecommunications and computing industries. It investigates the practices of electronic publishing and its impact on the communications industry. The unit profiles both traditional media such as the book, print and broadcasting in the light of new forms of content delivery such as the web, wireless and digital broadcasting. It also explores the challenges of developing and delivering high-quality, user-focused content in a digital environment, including social media.

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Increasingly the tourism industry is realizing the important roll cultural tourism and the cultural economy plays in stimulating visitation. The development of cultural economy strategies for destinations and regions can improve their attractiveness to visitors (both short stay and long term) as well as contribute to urban regeneration. Master of Tourism students have the opportunity to take units from the Master of Cultural Economy led by Professor Justin O’Connor. Justin has worked on projects with the industry in destinations including; St Petersburg, Manchester, Shanghai and Hobart.

(Note: More details available soon)

 

Cultural Economies

This unit will introduce the core conceptual and historical dimensions of the MCA, including the emergence of arts and cultural policy, the rise of the cultural and creative industries, urban regeneration and urban cultural economies, and the evolution of cultural/ creative work. In particular it will explore the concepts and claims of “cultural economy” – that the economy is a constructed socio-cultural phenomenon – and examine the consequences of these for existing and future practices by individuals, businesses and policy agencies operating within the cultural economy.

 

Culture and Sustainable Development

This unit examines the relationship between cultural production and consumption and new agendas for sustainable economic and social development developed by UNESCO, the World Bank and other international agencies. By cultural economy we include the broad range of cultural/creative industries, arts and traditional cultural practices and products, handicraft and forms of manufacture. We explicitly situate these as economic practices embedded in wider social and cultural contexts. Through our interdisciplinary and practice-based approach, we examine how cultural economies might be used to provide employment, strengthen identity and resilience and point to more sustainable, less volatile and dependent growth for developing countries.

 

Shanghai City Lab

This unit takes staff and students to Shanghai. Students will receive lectures from Monash staff and engage in observational study of China’s biggest city. Shanghai is the economic capital of China and the site where western modernity first made landfall in the 1850s. Since that time it has evolved under a complex mix of domestic and international influences. Since 1992 it has been promoted as China’s global city and has used arts and culture, and later the cultural creative industries as an essential part of this ambition. This unit allows students to experience this dynamic city first hand, guided by Monash staff who have researched and lived in the city. Students will be given local context, information and a research overview by Monash staff who will also supervise small study excursions of the city.


Master of Sustainable Tourism Management Degree Outline



Fees, Scholarships and Entry Requirements

Click here for an overview of current tuition fees (domestic students) applicable for the Master of Tourism and here for the Master of Sustainable Tourism Management. Both these courses offer (or not) Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) and Full Fee paying positions.

Commonwealth Supported Places are offered to high achieving students and allow them to pay a lower course fee called the Student Contribution Amount (SCA). Students in a CSP may also be able to obtain HECS-HELP, a government loan and discount scheme allowing a student to defer some or all of their SCA. To find out more information, please visit this website or contact us.

Along with your tuition fee, a yearly Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is applicable which provides funding for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature. To calculate your fees, click here

 

Fee-HELP Loan

Full Fee Paying Domestic Students who are not enrolled in a CSP may be able to access FEE-HELP, a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students to pay all or part of their tuition fees. Students repay any FEE-HELP loan through the tax system once their income reaches a certain level. To find out more about your eligibility please visit our Government Loans page

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Entry Requirements


 

International Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a credit average, or qualifications or experience that the faculty considers to be equivalent to or a satisfactory substitute for the above.

Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

 

English requirements for international students

English language requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

 

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

 

Applications


Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

 

Enrolment obligation


International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Scholarships and Study Grants
Credit for Previous Study


Frequently Asked Questions

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International Relevance and Practical Experience

Research-led teaching

Buddhists filing along the street, Luang Prabang

Our program is closely linked with the Australian International Tourism Research Unit (AITRU) based at Monash University.

Our academic staff members are widely regarded as research pioneers in the field of high-yield, independent travel/backpacker travel and the associated impacts on urban tourism and the development of small and medium size enterprises.

Our program is also building a strong research program in tourism development in emerging economies.

Man looking at new hotel building site, Vietnam

Our teaching staff members, led by Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel, continue to undertake industry-funded research projects, both locally and internationally.

These active research links shape our curriculum and ensure its contemporary relevance. They also ensure that you will be exposed to the very latest developments in the field and be taught by academic staff at the forefront of their industry.

 

 

Experiential learning, international field schools

As a Monash Master of Tourism student you will have the opportunity to participate in study tours both in Australia and overseas.

For instance, the elective unit Contemporary Issues in Tourism features an industry-focused international field trip to either Fiji or Vietnam, with industry guest speakers.

Students at beachside cafe, Fiji

All students can apply for funding to attend international field schools via Monash abroad.

Our program has excellent international networks and partners, and you may wish to participate in an international student exchange semester at one of our prestigious partner universities in Sweden, Estonia or Latvia.

The program includes regular industry presentations from senior industry executives and site visits to destinations within Melbourne, regional Victoria and other Australian destinations including Sydney. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an international field school in association with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (London University).

 

International industry internship program (Estonia)

The capital of Estonia – TallinnHigh achieving students will be invited to apply for an international internship program In Estonia via the Estonian Business School (EBS).

As part of your studies, you have the opportunity to acquire practical research consultancy experience in association with the Estonian Tourist Board and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs.

 

 

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Welcome to the Graduate Tourism Program

In the twenty-first century the ‘international tourism industry’ can more accurately be described as the global movement of people for a variety of motivations including; business,study, work, conferences and exhibitions, leisure, special events, working holidays and visiting friends and relatives.

The Master of Tourism at Monash University, founded in 1989, recognises that the current era of rapid global change is increasing demands for highly skilled managers in the international tourism industry and associated industries.

Australia is widely recognised internationally for its skill in the strategic management and marketing of the industry and is therefore the logical location for your graduate studies. The Master of Tourism is based in the National Centre for Australian Studies (NCAS) and we engage with the industry via our ‘live’ case study based field schools in Sydney and regional Victoria. As a Monash Master of Tourism student you will have the opportunity to participate in study tours and field schools both in Australia and overseas.

Download information brochure here: Master of Tourism Brochure [PDF 2.6MB]

Graduate Tourism Program students participate in ITB Berlin and gain valuable industry experience

Students in the Master of Tourism and Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management programs recently spent a week in Berlin, Germany, as part of their ‘international industry engagement program”. Each student received a $500 travel grant from Monash Abroad to attend the symposium.

ITB Berlin entrance

ITB Berlin entrance

“Being around passionate knowledgeable people”

Monash students at the ITB UNWTO stand

Monash students at the ITB UNWTO stand

“My experience attending ITB Berlin was incredible. Being around such passionate, knowledgeable people gave me a more in-depth, expansive and realistic view of the global industry. I was able to interact with people I’d never have otherwise met and hopefully made connections that will set me on the path to my goals. It’s an experience not to be missed.”
-
Ms Peyton Hinson, Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management (MISTM) student from the USA.

“The opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading tourism entrepreneurs, leaders and policy makers including the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation, was a career defining moment for me.”
- Mr Peter Clay, Master of Tourism Student, Australia

Students attended seminars on the latest trends and topics such as;

  • the continued growth of the industry (from 1 billion travellers in 2012 to 1.8 billion in 2030),
  • the major issues surrounding sustainable industry development,
  • the growth of corporate social responsibility within the sector and the latest strategies in social media marketing.

In addition students heard from industry experts in the fields of media management and destination marketing and were hosted by Tourism Australia at the Australia stand.

“A study tour with great learning and career opportunities”

“This study tour is a great opportunity for our students to hear about the latest trends in the industry as well as to gain an understanding of the global dimensions of the sector.
A key theme this year has been the role of tourism as a tool for development in emerging economies.
Students also have the opportunity to interact directly with their potential future employers”
– Program coordinator Dr Jeff Jarvis.

Ms Jo Devine, UNWTO

Ms Jo Devine, UNWTO

The group also had the opportunity to hear from Alumna, Ms Jo Devine from the United Nations on her work on the UNWTO Silk Road Tourism development strategy.

Prior to joining UNWTO, Jo worked in international destination marketing for Tourism Queensland – Australia, based in the UK. She also worked for local government in regional tourism development on the Great Ocean Road, Australia and spent time in Estonia conducting field research for the Estonian Tourism Board.

The opportunity to attend the world’s largest industry symposium and trade fair.

ITB Phillipines

An industry stand in the Asia Pacific hall of ITB
Berlin.

The Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB Berlin) is the world’s largest industry trade fair and symposium.

The trade fair was attended by over 110,000 industry delegates and 189 nations were represented.

From the ITB website:

“As the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank the convention addresses the most important issues in the global tourism industry and presents solutions and best practice examples for current and future challenges. Exclusive empirical studies, expert panelists and innovative concepts offered indispensable insights into the major trends of the global tourism industry.”

Find out more about the Graduate Tourism programs at Monash

The Master of Tourism at Monash University, founded in 1989, recognises that the current era of rapid global change is increasing demands for highly skilled managers in the international tourism industry and associated industries.

Find out more:

Further information

Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management

Opportunities for real-world learning with a Monash Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management

Monash University is now offering a Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management in 2014.

With opportunities for overseas and national industry experience, sign up now to engage in real-world learning in this leading program of study in a growth industry.

What is the Masters of International Sustainable Tourism Management program?

This Masters program at Monash is an international leader in the study of tourism management and is unique in its focus on tourism in the context of mobility and sustainability.

Offered as an interdisciplinary, coursework-based program taught by renowned academics in tourism management, students will develop their learning, knowledge and skill in a range of areas including sustainability, marketing, international development and research.

The Masters of International Sustainable Tourism Management also includes industry engagement to boost your practical tourism management experience with national and international experts.

The program offers opportunities for industry placement with travel to Estonia through an established internship program, and to other parts of the world to participate in field schools where you will act as a tourism development consultant. Recent field trips were conducted in Fiji and Vietnam.

Why should I enrol?

Tourism is a recognised growth area that offers a range of career possibilities.

Through real-world learning a Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management offers graduates a step up in pursuing a career in tourism.

Graduates from this Masters program have gone on to forge dynamic careers in the tourism industry, both here and abroad.

I’m interested. How do I learn more?

Domestic students from Arts and Business with an interest in international studies and development are encouraged to enrol in the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management for first or second semester in 2014. This is a two-year course.

Contact Ann Maree Lester, annmaree.lester@monash.edu for more information on this Masters program or visit the Monash New Masters Programs in 2014 website for information on course content, eligibility and how to enrol.

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Graduate Coursework Studies

Further information

Monash Strategy an Election Priority for ATEC

ATEC_Election_Priorities_2013The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has nominated the proposed modifications to the current working holiday maker (WHM) visa as an election priority for the industry in 2013. 
 
The proposed changes that were informed by research on WHMs by Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel include; increasing the upper age limit of the visa to 35, permitting multiple visa applications and granting a second year extension for 88 days work in regional tourism and hospitality. ATEC believes that these modifications will boost the labour supply in regional Australia and assist in filling the estimated 35,800 job vacancies currently in the industry.
 
Dr Jarvis commenting on the proposed policy changes stated that ‘these WHMs will not only boost the competitive position of the tourism industry in regional Australia by providing flexible skilled labour where needed but also provide a significant economic boost to the regions that host them. The policy changes will also make it easier for WHMs to extend their visa into the second year and therefore permit them to spend more time and money travelling throughout Australia.”
 
 

Further information

Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management (MISTM) launched

In partnership with the highly regarded Master of Sustainability degree students now have the opportunity to focus their studies on issues surrounding international development and sustainability. 
 
This course addresses tourism’s potential to be compatible with the achievement of a range of objectives, including developing sustainable organisations, urban and rural development/regeneration, natural resource management and wildlife conservation, and diversifying benefits from international and domestic tourism. It facilitates the development of skills and techniques to develop tourism policies and practices in a global setting and to management tourism development and enterprises in the direction of more sustainable practice.
 
 
Students can select the following units in addition to the  core units
 
Core Tourism Units
 
 

A potential study program for the master of international sustainable tourism management

* Note this two year program qualifies international students for the automatic 2 year post study ‘work experience’ visa for Australia. Students are able to directly apply to this degree or transfer from the Master of Tourism degree (18 months)
 
Semester 1: (February – June)

Further information

Industry Research Funding

atec-Position_PaperDr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel recently received additional funding from Tourism Victoria to continue their research on “Long Term Tourists – Short Term Migrants”. This phase of the research will look at the behavior of Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) based in urban environments. The study follows on from a recent ATEC position paper on the working holiday visa that Dr Jarvis contributed to.

Further information

Recognition from the Aga Kahn Development Network (AKDN)

The Graduate Tourism Program (Master of Tourism) has been identified by the Aga Kahn Development Network (AKDN) and Aga Kahn University (AKU) as one of the world’s leading programs focusing on tourism development in emerging economies. Dr Jeff Jarvis has been invited to represent Monash alongside universities including; Harvard University, University of Surrey, University of Guelph and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the World Bank and industry representatives from Kenya and Tanzania to contribute to a thinking group considering post graduate tourism education in East Africa. 
 
Information on AKDN
 
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Photo: Dr Jeff Jarvis with Prince Amyn Aga Kahn (AKDN), Dr Firoz Rasul (President AKU) and Mr Nazeer Ladhani (AKU)

Further information

Regional Tourism Industry Study Tour

Students from the unit APG4709 Sustainable Tourism Development and Planning participated in a full day study tour in the Great Ocean Road (GOR) tourism region of Victoria. The group discussed the “GOR Destination Management Plan” and specific challenges facing sustainable development and investment in regional destinations with industry representatives from Geelong Otway and Surf Coast tourism as well as representatives from private industry.

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Further information

Working Holiday Makers and Regional Australia

Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel recently had their research paper “Tourists for Hire” published in the journal Tourism Management. This paper was part of an ongoing research project looking at “Long term tourists – Short term migrants’

Tourists for hire: International working holidaymakers in a work based destination in regional Australia

August 2013
Jeff Jarvis | Victoria Peel

Abstract: Working tourists are a growing phenomenon in contemporary tourism although rarely the subject of focussed research. This analysis explores the role of work in the experience of working tourists through an empirical study of international working holiday makers (WHMs) in a regional Australian city. Results of a mixed methods analysis highlight Australia’s WHM visa as driving international tourist dispersal to regional destinations largely untouched by international visitation. Although WHMs were found to have limited impact on existing tourism services, findings indicate their arrival has played an important role in stimulating new and unique forms of enterprise. Implications for strategic destination management designed to more fully capture benefits associated with working tourists are identified and future research opportunities presented.

Further information

Sydney Industry Seminars

sydney-2013

Master of Tourism students recently returned from an industry seminar visit to Sydney where they heard from the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) on the current status of the tourism industry and Destination New South Wales on the recent report on the “Visitor Economy in NSW”.

Further information

Scholarships – introduction

International Students
 
Students from emerging economies may be able to apply for fully funded scholarships from AusAID (including return airfares) under the Australia Awards Scheme. Please contact AusAID or the Australian Embassy in your own country for further information.
 
 
In recent years our Alumni include AusAid students from the following countries;
 
Bhutan, Botswana, Cape Verde, Indonesia, Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines, Tahiti, Tanzania, Tonga, Vietnam.

Study Themes – Introduction

Students on Study TourThe Master of Tourism coursework degree engages with industry at all levels, is based on innovative research into emerging tourism fields and is designed to prepare you for an international career in tourism management.

This Masters degree will equip you with skills and expertise in marketing and international marketing, environmental studies, information technology, cultural heritage studies and development, special events, and planning.

The key strengths of the Master of Tourism are:

Elective Streams Available

 

(A) Sustainable Tourism Management

The UNWTO forecasts that the growth rate in international visitor arrivals to emerging economies will be significantly higher than that to advanced economies up to 2030. (Figure 1)

Between 2010 and 2030, arrivals to emerging economies are expected to increase at double the pace (+4.4% a year) of those to advanced economies (+2.2% a year).  As a result, the market share of emerging economies has increased from 30% in 1980 to 47% in 2011, and is expected to reach 57% by 2030, equivalent to over one billion international tourist arrivals (UNWTO, 2013)

The challenge for these emerging economies is how to manage a growth in a sustainable manner so the environmental, cultural and social attributes are protected.

This specialization permits you to undertake a focus in your degree on sustainable management with electives from the Master of Sustainability/Development studies. For example students could take the following  elective units as part of their degree. 

(Note other units are available upon consultation with the program coordinator)

APG4389 Contemporary Issues in Tourism (12 points)

This contemporary unit is designed to focus on key issues arising in the global tourism industry such as the rapid growth of the industry in emerging economies, poverty alleviation and development through tourism and the growth of “new tourism” and independent travel. The unit is presented via a number of key industry seminars and a proposed field work study tour to an emerging tourism region.

APG4328 Doctrines of Development (6 points)

This subject deconstructs the concepts of ‘development’, ‘progress’ and ‘underdevelopment’ before embarking on a historical examination of how various theories have been translated into policy and action. It then looks chronologically at the rise and demise of various doctrines and approaches, focusing on the role of international development aid and trade.

APG5805 The Art and Business of International Development (6 Points)

This unit offers a practical, hands-on approach for learning a range of applied skills needed by professionals in international development organizations. It will introduce students to the working culture of institutions involved in international aid and development. 

 

(B) Marketing, Media and Communications

As the global tourism industry continues to grow and the number of destinations identifying  tourism as a key driver of economic growth expand, the competition between destinations also increases.

Destinations and companies are in need of cutting edge marketing and communication campaigns to understand how to reach potential target markets. 

Expanding on the core unit APG4389 Tourism Industry and Marketing, this stream permits students to enhance their knowledge of media, marketing and communications. Students undertaking this unit can take the following electives to the value of 24 points; 

(Note, other units are available upon consultation with the program coordinator)

MKX9261 Integrated Marketing Communication (6 points)

The uses of advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing and publicity to build and sustain brands, based on knowledge of communication theory, and the institutional and business practices which influence the achievement of appropriate and specific promotional goals.

MKF5601 Social Media Marketing (6 points)

This unit will extend understanding of digital marketing, in particular the role of new media. The social media landscape will be investigated, in terms of the tools and technologies, as well as consumers and communities. Approaches to understanding customers and stakeholders through the use of social media will be explored, and various strategies to engage with these stakeholders will be developed.

APG5398 New Communications Media (12 points)

This unit introduces students to the changing relationships between the media, telecommunications and computing industries. It investigates the practices of electronic publishing and its impact on the communications industry. The unit profiles both traditional media such as the book, print and broadcasting in the light of new forms of content delivery such as the web, wireless and digital broadcasting. It also explores the challenges of developing and delivering high-quality, user-focused content in a digital environment, including social media.

 

(C) Cultural Economy
 
Increasingly the tourism industry is realizing the important roll cultural tourism and the cultural economy plays in stimulating visitation. The development of cultural economy strategies for destinations and regions can improve their attractiveness to visitors (both short stay and long term) as well as contribute to urban regeneration. Master of Tourism students have the opportunity to take units from the Master of Cultural Economy led by Professor Justin O’Connor. Justin has worked on projects with the industry in destinations including; St Petersburg, Manchester, Shanghai and Hobart.
 
Subjects include (More details available soon)

Cultural Economies

This unit will introduce the core conceptual and historical dimensions of the MCA, including the emergence of arts and cultural policy, the rise of the cultural and creative industries, urban regeneration and urban cultural economies, and the evolution of cultural/ creative work. In particular it will explore the concepts and claims of “cultural economy” – that the economy is a constructed socio-cultural phenomenon – and examine the consequences of these for existing and future practices by individuals, businesses and policy agencies operating within the cultural economy

Culture and Sustainable Development

This unit examines the relationship between cultural production and consumption and new agendas for sustainable economic and social development developed by UNESCO, the World Bank and other international agencies. By cultural economy we include the broad range of cultural/creative industries, arts and traditional cultural practices and products, handicraft and forms of manufacture. We explicitly situate these as economic practices embedded in wider social and cultural contexts. Through our interdisciplinary and practice-based approach, we examine how cultural economies might be used to provide employment, strengthen identity and resilience and point to more sustainable, less volatile and dependent growth for developing countries. 

Shanghai City Lab

This unit takes staff and students to Shanghai. Students will receive lectures from Monash staff and engage in observational study of China’s biggest city. Shanghai is the economic capital of China and the site where western modernity first made landfall in the 1850s. Since that time it has evolved under a complex mix of domestic and international influences. Since 1992 it has been promoted as China’s global city and has used arts and culture, and later the cultural creative industries as an essential part of this ambition. This unit allows students to experience this dynamic city first hand, guided by Monash staff who have researched and lived in the city. Students will be given local context, information and a research overview by Monash staff who will also supervise small study excursions of the city.

 

 

Industry internships

As part of the Master of Tourism degree, you will also have the opportunity to undertake an industry internship for credit towards your studies upon approval from the course coordinator.

Further information

International industry internship program (Estonia)

The capital of Estonia – Tallinn

The capital of Estonia, Tallinn

High achieving students will be invited to apply for an international internship program In Estonia via the Estonian Business School (EBS).

As part of your studies, you have the opportunity to acquire practical research consultancy experience in association with the Estonian Tourist Board and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs.

 

 

 

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Staff & Industry Links – introduction

Strong industry links

Our academic teaching staff members are innovative researchers and established industry professionals who are currently conducting industry-funded research projects in Australia and abroad.

 

Jeff Jarvis

Dr Jeff Jarvis

Dr Jeff Jarvis has extensive research and consultancy experience in tourism development, and has undertaken research projects in association with professional tourism organizations in Australia, Sweden, Vietnam, Cambodia Fiji, Estonia, United Kingdom, Kenya and Spain.

 

 

Dr Vicki Peel

Dr Vicki Peel

Dr Vicki Peel has significant research experience in association with industry partners such as Tourism Australia, Tourism Victoria, City of Melbourne, Tourism Mildura, Parks Victoria, Local Government bodies including the Victorian Goldfields region and the National Trust.

 

 

Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska

Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska

Dr. Agnieszka Sobocinska is Deputy Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies. She is an historian with research specialisations in the cultural history of Australian-Asian relations, the history of travel and tourism, the cultural history of international affairs, and the history of foreign aid and development discourses.

 

 

 

Our program offers you the opportunity to interact with industry speakers in seminars and classes on a regular basis.