Tourism Studies

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Tourism is defined as travelling and staying outside your normal residence and work-place. The Tourism Studies programmes will deepen your understanding about tourism as an activity, how the tourism industry is organised and developed, and how tourism influences society locally, nationally and globally.

Tourism Studies treats its study and research area as a whole, where physical, economic, social and cultural aspects of tourism, tourist markets, and destinations are the main corner-stones of learning. The world around us works in many different ways and world events can play a decisive role for the possibilities and conditions for tourism and the tourism industry. It is important to be able to put your tourism studies into a wider perspective using knowledge from several social science subjects. Tourism Studies is an applied and trans-disciplinary science which was started at Mid Sweden University during the late 1970’s. Together with Tourism Studies, the programmes offered include courses in Human Geography and Business Studies.

Courses in Tourism Studies are given at the Östersund Campus at Mid Sweden University, where the Undergraduate (in Swedish) and Master programmes (in English) and research are carried out in co-operation with national and international partners. The programmes and courses are tightly connected to the European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) research areas and the Institute’s professors and staff at Mid Sweden University.

More information about courses in tourism can be found in the link below.