Admission requirements

A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of International Tourism, or another qualification which the Faculty Board agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor's degree. Applicants must normally have achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.25 or better in the Bachelor of International Tourism, or equivalent qualification, to be eligible to apply for entry.

Course aims

The course aims to:

  • extend students' knowledge and understanding of the area of their specialisation in tourism studies and the role of research in enhancing knowledge in the discipline
  • familiarise students with the process and procedures for conducting research including preparing a research proposal, writing an ethics application, conducting a literature review, designing research methods, and writing up a research dissertation/thesis at standards required for academic publication
  • provide students with the skills to present their research orally and in writing
  • encourage students to become independent thinkers and researchers.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the Honours degree in International Tourism students will be able to demonstrate:

  • an advanced knowledge of the area of their specialisation in a local, state, national and/or international context;
  • a broad understanding of the existing academic knowledge in the area of their specialisation
  • a capacity to develop and support the extended argument needed for an Honours research thesis
  • the ability to evaluate, analyse and deploy evidence in support of a research thesis
  • the ability to communicate their findings clearly, in both oral and written form
  • an understanding of the processes required to conduct an academically rigorous research project.

Program of study

To qualify for the honours degree, a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study from the following program of study.

Core - Thesis topics

 TOUR7003A  Tourism Honours Thesis (9 of 27 units)  
 TOUR7003B  Tourism Honours Thesis (9 of 27 units)  
 TOUR7003C  Tourism Honours Thesis (9 of 27 units)  

Option - Year 1 topics

Plus 9 units from the following:

 BUSN7019 Critical Readings in Business (4.5 units)
 BUSN7020 Business Research Methods (4.5 units)
 SOCI7012 Advanced Sociological Research Methods (4.5 units)