MTU Business Academy

Master of Arts in

Regenerative Tourism

Department of Business

MA in Regenerative Tourism

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism


MTU Kerry North Campus, Tralee

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery



3 x 12-week semesters

Commencement Date

September 2024

Course Fee

EU Applicants: €9,000
Non-EU Applicants: €15,000



Masters in Regenerative Tourism


Dr. Sophie Price
+353 (0) 66 719 1816


Regenerative tourism, at its simplest, seeks to ensure travel and tourism reinvest in people, places and nature and that it supports the long-term renewal and flourishing of our social-ecological systems. Regenerative tourism offers a ground-breaking set of solutions to rethink and rebuild the tourism industry in a way that develops long-lasting capabilities and strengthens resilience for its direct and indirect stakeholders. It revitalises local economies, preserves local cultures and biodiversity while offering memorable, authentic and transformative experiences to the guests, allowing destinations to flourish.

This MA in Regenerative Tourism will provide you with the opportunity to become an active player in the transition to Regenerative and Sustainable tourism. You will learn how to deploy regenerative tourism strategies to innovate tourism development for a more holistic, balanced approach and deliver net positive benefits for communities and the environment through applied projects. The programme design incorporates three key pillars of learning.

  • Learn from a team of experts, practitioners and academics who are leading EU & International projects in Regenerative Tourism at MTU.
  • Collaborate with like-minded people and international thought-leaders to co-create regenerative tourism solutions.
  • Lead regenerative tourism development to make a positive impact on nature and community as well as on visitors’ experience and bottom line.
  • Support communities in sharing and preserving heritage, destination identity and distinctiveness for the benefit of the next generation Regenerative Tourism seeks to develop new models and approaches for a resilient and sustainable tourism … that supports communities, creates jobs, promotes culture, and protects heritage and its transmission.

Course Delivery

Commencing Early 2024
Enjoy the benefits of a supportive/supported and flexible online learning delivery through the MTU virtual learning environment: Two Evenings per week (3 hours contact each evening) – Three x 12-week semesters

Synchronous Lectures & Tutorials – Live interaction, group discussions, case studies, problem-based learning, flipped classroom, and masterclasses from world leading experts.

Asynchronous Lectures – Directed study, videos, podcasts, structured reading, discussion boards – The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach is embedded in teaching, learning and assessment strategies to provide a more flexible learning environment to accommodate the needs and abilities of all learners.


A module is a standalone unit of learning and assessment, and is completed within one semester. A full-time student will normally study six modules in each semester; part-time and ACCS students will have flexibility as to the number of modules taken.

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Master of Arts in Regenerative Tourism

A flexible framework towards a Master qualification

We have designed a suite of programmes to facilitate candidates who do not wish to commit to a full master award. The following programmes can be taken individually and all contribute towards a master award if candidates wish to progress.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Regenerative Tourism (8 modules – 60 credits)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Regenerative Tourism (4 modules – 30 credits)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Community Studies (3 modules – 15 credits)


NFQ Level 8 degree (or equivalent) minimum level 2nd class honours in Business, Tourism, Community Studies or a cognate discipline. IELTS score of at least 6.0 where English is not a first language.

EU Applicants: €9,000
Post Graduate Diploma in Regenerative Tourism – €6,000
Post Graduate Certificate in Regenerative Tourism – €3,000
Post Graduate Certificate in Community Tourism – €1,500
Non-EU Applicants: €15,000

All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Dr. Sophie Price
+353 (0) 66 719 1816
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