A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of International Tourism, or another qualification which the Dean (Education) 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.
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.
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)