What will I learn?

In a highly mobile world (migration, tourism, media and communications, travel and transport) and in contemporary life where the preservation of historical and natural environments present as one of the major challenges facing all societies, heritage has become a touchstone for social and cultural identity, our understanding of modernity, peace and development, our senses of citizenship, custodianship and community. At the same time heritage places have become significant tourist destinations and so in a world of flows and networks, the heritage-tourism relationship is a critical one. In the 21st century it is impossible to disentangle the two.

This major introduces contemporary heritage issues and provides an in-depth understanding of tourism as a social phenomenon. It enables a critical examination of the relationship between heritage and tourism in number of settings within Australia (including Indigenous Australia) and internationally.

Graduates with a heritage and tourism major can contemplate careers within a diverse range of government, non-government organization and businesses that require understanding, insight and skills related to heritage and tourism.

Your career:

Graduates of this degree find career opportunities in areas including:

Cultural tourism
Community work
Teaching (with further study)
International development agencies
Government agencies
Travel planning and tour directing

Which department am I in?

School of Social Sciences

CRICOS

041159D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,240.00 (US$ 18,413) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Penrith Campus

Second Avenue,

KINGSWOOD,

New South Wales,

2747, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,240.00 (US$ 18,413) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Western Sydney University

Parramatta South Campus,

Victoria Road,

RYDALMERE,

New South Wales,

2116, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification. International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Western Sydney University offers below pathways courses for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Academies Australasia
  • Western Sydney University The College
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