Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage

Postgraduate Study


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Heritage and Tourism at Western

The Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage provides students with the specialist knowledge and skills required to shape the future of the tourism and heritage sectors in Australia and overseas. Graduates of the program will be equipped to deliver sustainability and innovation outcomes through working in a variety of managerial, operational, policy, planning and research roles.

The program allows students to complete specialisations in a variety of fields, including human resource management, innovation and entrepreneurship, international development, management, marketing, and planning and place making.

Students are provided pathways to employment through work placements, applied projects and opportunities to engage with high-profile industry and government partners.

Learn from the Best

The Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage is taught by experienced and knowledgeable staff who possess a wide range of expertise in the tourism and heritage sectors. The teaching team are recognised internationally for the quality of their research and teaching. They pride themselves on taking a student-centred approach to learning and teaching and enjoy working with students to achieve their ambitions.

The Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage has been co-designed with Australian and International partners. These partners include Destination NSW, the Australia Federation of Travel Agents, City of Parramatta, Powerhouse Museum, Greater Sydney Commission and National Trust. Our industry and government partners regularly join classes to share their knowledge in guest lectures and discussions.

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $26,064*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $29,488*

Delivery: On campus



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"There were many aspects of WSU that I like, especially that campus close to home. I love that there are jobs on-campus for students."

— May Willard. Bachelor of Social Science (Heritage and Tourism).

Industry Placements

Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage students are provided with an opportunity to complete an industry placement during their study. The university has partnerships with a variety of tourism, heritage and visitor economy partners to help set students on the path to rewarding careers.

Fieldtrips, Industry Engagement and International Study Trips

The Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage provides many opportunities for applied learning to ensure students develop the practical skills and networks required to secure a job. Throughout the program students engage with industry and government experts and complete fieldtrips.

Celebrating 30 years of Tourism at Western

Western Sydney University has been training tourism and heritage practitioners for over 30 years. Our graduates make important contributions to these sectors across the globe. As a Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage student you will become a member of an alumni community that is helping to shape sustainable tourism and heritage futures.

Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management

Western Sydney University also offers a Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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