Global Tourism - Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Passionate about creating positive change in tourism? Take your understanding of global issues in tourism further with the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Choose from a range of advanced level courses that cover current issues the global tourism industry faces. You also research a topic of your interest through your dissertation.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is aimed at students who already have a degree in tourism. It can also serve as a pathway to further study at master’s or doctoral level.

This is part of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

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You complete advanced global tourism courses, a research methods course and a supervised 60-point research dissertation relevant to your discipline. You should discuss your courses and intended study sequence with your programme leader before enrolling.

Complete three of

And complete one of

Or any other research methods course with the approval of the Programme Leader

And complete a dissertation

Education and research

  • Doctoral study
  • Research fellow
  • Lecturers/tutors

Public sector

  • Government agencies
  • Destination marketing organisations/ Regional tourism organisations
  • Local councils/boards
  • Parks, sport, recreation & conservation

Private sector

  • Strategy and leadership
  • Operations management
  • Marketing
  • Media and communications
  • Visitor management
  • Customer care
  • Product development
  • Research
  • Consultancy

Third Sector

  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Industry associations/trade organisations in tourism and hospitality
  • UN agencies/organisations (including UNWTO)
  • International development agencies
  • Consultancy


  • Social enterprises
  • Community leadership
  • Conservation
  • Research


  • Service/product innovations
  • Business owner-operators
Key features
  • Research an area of your interest in your dissertation
  • Choose from advanced global tourism courses
  • Explore how to create change and make the tourism industry more sustainable
  • Learn from academic staff who have expertise across the tourism sector
  • Draws on the United Nations Sustainability Goals and United Nations World Tourism Organisation objectives
  • Offered at the City Campus

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.