Masters in Regenerative Tourism

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.

It’s Time to Rethink, Reorganise and Reimagine Touism

  • 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)


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.

What Will I Learn

Regerative Tourism
  • Regenerative Tourism & the Circular Economy
  • Strategic Tourism Development
  • Regenerative Tourism Masterclasses
Business Innovation
  • Innovating through Entrepreneurial Design
  • Data Analytics for Tourism
Community Leadership
  • Models of Community Development
  • Leading Community Tourism
  • Culture & Collaboration for Regenerative Tourism
Consultancy Project
  • Research Consultancy Methods
  • Research Consultancy Proposal
  • Capstone Research Consultancy Project 

Entry Requirements

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. The University’s policy in relation to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) also applies.


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)

Course Information

NFQ: Level 9


START DATE: September 2024



COST: €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

Please note eligible participants can avail of up to 40% funding* from Rural Food Skillnet & National Organic Training Skillnet. For details on eligibility contact

*The provision of any funding is subject to the availability of funds to Rural Food Skillnet.

Non EU: €15,000 


Dr Sophie Price
Phone: 353 (0)66 7191816


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