Master in Tourism, 120 credits, 120 Credits

The two years’ Master's programme offered by the Department of Tourism Studies and Geography is developed in cooperation with ETOUR, a leading tourism research center in Northern Europe. Here students will have a unique opportunity to gain quality education through cuttingedge courses that link up-to-date research to contemporary practices in the area of Tourism and Human Geography.

Autumn 2020

roomStandard course of studies
  • Start: Autumn 2020
  • Study form: Standard course of studies
  • Study pace: 100%
  • Language: English
  • Code: MIU-L4M01

Application deadline: 15 January 2020

In more detail, this problem-based and project-oriented programme seeks to develop students as much as professionals by conveying an comprehensive understanding of theoretical, methodological and practical approaches necessary in order to understand and tackle core, contemporary and emerging issues related to complex global phenomena and their implications for local sustainability, policy-making, and decision-making processes related to tourism as well as tourism destination development, planning and governance.
Candidates have the option to either obtain a degree in Tourism Studies or Human Geography.
Here, they take part in an interesting combination of courses taught in English, independent research and study visits, allowing students to utilize the advantages of our geographical location and, by that, to integrate real-world application and academic theory. Moreover, our courses emphasize collectivism as much as individualism, while frequently providing opportunities to meet and closely work together with top researchers and professionals from all over the world.

Last but not least, you will gain further insight into the intersection of society, culture, nature as well as the production and consumption processes that are informed in virtue of information technology in the context of tourism by pursuing either an internship at a company, organization or institution of your choice, or via studying abroad at one of our many partner universities worldwide.
Altogether, this ensures that our students will gain in-depth skills in analyzing and planning as well as evaluating tourism and related phenomena on various scales with the ultimate goal to best prepare everyone for an academic and professional career afterwards.

The programme´s link to the European Tourism Research Institute enables students to participate in current research and develop international contacts


Lectures, discussion groups, field trips, seminars, and tutorials.

Entry requirements

A bachelor' s degree of at least 180 credits (ECTS) and English course 6/English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)

Masterexamen med huvudområdet turismvetenskap alternativt kulturgeografi som översätts till Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Tourism Studies or Human Geography

After the programme

Our graduates can be found in several different positions, both in the public and private sectors. Our graduates work as destination planners, analysts, or in tourism services and destination development. The programme provides a basis for further studies at the graduate level. Mittuniversity itself offers a PhD programme in tourism studies.

Work experience contact

Through this education, students are able to develop working contacts for the future with leading players in the tourism industry. The students' in-depth thesis allows them to foster interaction with the tourism sector, which can also lead to future internships or jobs.


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