4 x 1-hour on-line lectures weekly
1 Admission into MSD-Master of Sustainable Development
1a Admission into MEMG-Master of Environmental Management
1b Admission into MSCES-Master of Science (Environmental Science)
1c Admission into MEMS-Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c))
Enrolment not permitted
TOUR3113 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic provides students with an opportunity to analyse the value and rising significance of sustainable tourism development. A number of environmental themes often identified and discussed in tourism research will be examined, including the implications of mass tourism, climate change, and urban transformation. The topic will also analyse the social value of sustainable tourism development, including the needs of Indigenous peoples, and those in disadvantaged communities.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Examine the role of sustainability in contemporary tourism developments
  • Examine and analyse the key debates and themes in contemporary tourism developments
  • Assess the critical importance of introducing the notion of sustainability in future tourism developments (particularly those in a developing world context)
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Analyse critically the historical (and contemporary) impacts of tourism developments
  2. Examine and analyse the role of sustainability in future tourism developments
  3. Analyse critically contemporary literature on sustainable tourism and apply this to a broad range of theoretical and practical contexts
  4. Demonstrate the ability explain how the principles of sustainability can be applied to their own professional practice