Master of Arts in
Department of Business
MA in Regenerative Tourism
What To Expect
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 (Dredge, 2022). 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 (UNESCO, 2020).
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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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
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.
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