Master of Science (Ecotourism)
This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions in 2019.
Ecotourism, a blend of science and tourism, draws together aspects of biology, geology and ecology for students to understand and be able to communicate the science underpinning tourists’ experience of our natural world.
The postgraduate program in ecotourism is the most comprehensive science-based ecotourism program in Australia, and has been designed to meet a pressing industry need for ecotourism nationally and internationally. Students have the opportunity to specialise in geotourism or nature-based tourism, and may choose from a range of electives to further broaden their knowledge. Elective choices in law, wine science, marketing and entrepreneurship will help students become industry-ready for a career in ecotourism both within Australia and internationally.
There is a strong research component within this program, as well as a number of community, government and industry events where students will gain a direct appreciation for the number of graduate career opportunities available within this sector.
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SATAC Code 3CM204 Intake July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree with a GPA of 4.5 or higher.SATAC Code: 3CM204
CRICOS 095736G Intake July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $30,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Ecotourism is a huge growth area locally, nationally and internationally as today’s tourists desire to explore, gain unique experiences and ultimately understand the world. This program has been designed to meet this pressing industry need and to create graduates who are leaders in their field who can understand, explain, and educate others on the science of a landscape.
The program opens a range of graduate career opportunities, such as those in government, wineries, regional councils, policy and strategy, marketing, consulting, and management of ecotourism companies.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Land Resources and Land Care, Marine Biologist, National Parks / Ranger, Natural Resource Manager, Ecotourism, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, Environmental Remediation Officer, Resource Management, Resource Manager, Science Communicators, Sustainability Manager, Tourism, Wildlife Officer
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year1 ECOTOUR 7000 Science for Ecotourism (3 units) Approved Elective 1 x 3 units Approved Elective 1 x 3 units SCIENCE 7020 Communicating Science (Winter School) (3 units) Approved Elective 1 x 3 units ECOTOUR 7010 Perspectives in Science Based Ecotourism (3 units) Approved Elective 1 x 3 units Approved Elective 1 x 3 units Year2 ECOTOUR 7020 Research Methods in Ecotourism (3 units) ECOTOUR 7030 Ecotourism Research Project (12 units) Geotourism specialisation Nature Based Tourism specialisation Students choose three of the following:
GEOLOGY 7010 Sedimentary Geology
GEOLOGY 7020 Structural Geology
GEOLOGY 7030 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology
GEOLOGY 7050 Earth Systems History
GEOLOGY 7040 Tectonics
Students choose three of the following:
ENV BIOL 7010 Botany
ENV BIOL 7020 Zoology
ENV BIOL 7030 Ecology
ENV BIOL 7040 Plant Identification
ENV BIOL 7050 Evolution of Australian Biota
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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Dec 2018