You’ll gain 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 and the development of partnerships with the tourism industry. You will have the ability to manage existing ecotourism enterprises sustainably, design and implement new ventures, and embark on a research career in ecotourism. The variety of subjects studied include ecotourism in theory and practice, understanding biodiversity and landscapes, cultural heritage and Indigenous knowledge, interpretation and science communication, and environmental policy and planning. The environmental and social impacts of ecotourism are explored through selected case studies.
Only postgraduate course of its kind offered in Western Australia
Partnerships with local tourism operators and businesses ensure a deep understanding of the ecotourism industry and sustainable business practices to prepare for real-life situation
UWA Albany's location - in one of the most environmentally diverse, culturally rich regions with an impressive range of natural outdoor recreational opportunities and strong potential tourism industry partners - makes it a perfect fit Covers exciting multidisciplinary material on understanding biodiversity and landscapes, cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge, interpretation and science communication and environmental law, policy and planning
Covers exciting multidisciplinary material on understanding biodiversity and landscapes, cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge, interpretation and science communication and environmental law, policy and planning
No science and business background required
The course structure and units are available at UWA Handbook.
The Faculty of Science offers Master's by Coursework bursaries for domestic students and Postgraduate Merit scholarships for international students.