Master (one year) in Tourism, 60 credits

Our master’s programme offers quality education with strong links to current research within the area of tourism and human geography. The programme is associated with ETOUR, www.miun.se/etour, a leading tourism research centre in Northern Europe.

  • Start: Autumn 2020
  • Study form: Standard course of studies
  • Study pace: 100%
  • Campus: Östersund
  • Language: English
  • Code: MIU-L4073

Application deadline: 15 April 2020

Autumn 2021

roomStandard course of studies, Östersund
  • Start: Autumn 2021
  • Study form: Standard course of studies
  • Study pace: 100%
  • Campus: Östersund
  • Language: English
  • Code: MIU-L4M41

Application deadline: 15 January 2021

Our master’s programme offers quality education with strong links to current research within the area of tourism and human geography. The programme is associated with ETOUR, www.miun.se/etour, a leading tourism research centre in Northern Europe.

The tourism industry is currently experiencing radical changes. Now, more than ever, new visions, creativity and shifting priorities are required to help transform tourism into a more sustainable industry. The Master’s programme in Tourism Studies invites students from different subject area and backgrounds to contribute with their experience and knowledge to a more sustainable future, and build a career in the tourism industry or adjacent research fields.

The programme offers in-depth courses within the field of tourism and human geography, focusing on issues relating to sustainability. As a student you take part in an interesting combination of courses, study visits and independent research. All teachers are active researchers and keep students up to date with the latest findings within their respective fields. Having completed your studies, you have a strong track record that gives you the opportunity to work in leading positions and to conduct research in a global context. After completing your studies, you have the choice of a degree in tourism or human geography.

The programme is taught in English and is offered at Campus Östersund, which is an ideal environment for studying tourism and sustainable development. Close proximity to the Swedish and Norwegian mountains means that students can easily access many of the region’s top destinations. Since the programme is linked to the ETOUR (European Tourism Research Institute), it enables students to participate in current research and develop international contacts.

Choose between One or Two-year Master’s programmes

The initial courses within the one-year programme are identical to the two-year equivalent. The one-year programme concludes after two semesters with a thesis project of 15 credits. If you are interested in continuing your studies, you have the possibility to pursue a two year Master’s programme of 120 credits, which consists of two additional semesters of in-depth courses, a thesis project of 60 credits as well as an internship.

Meetings

Lectures, group discussions, field trips, seminars and supervision.
Teaching is in English and is campus-based unless otherwise is stated in the syllabus.

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 (60 credits)

Magisterexamen med huvudområdet turismvetenskap alternativt kulturgeografi translated into Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Tourism Studies or Human Geography

After the programme

Our graduates can be found in several different positions in both the public and private sectors. Our graduates work as destination planners, analysts, or in tourism services and destination development. The program provides a basis for further studies at the graduate level. Mid Sweden University itself offers a PhD program 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 research paper allows them to foster interaction with the tourism sector, which can also lead to future internships or jobs

Contact

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