Master (one year) in Human Geography focusing on tourism, 60 higher education credits

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Master (one year) in Human Geography focusing on tourism, 60 higher education credits, 60 Credits

General data

  • Code: SKUTA
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Ref no: Miun 2006/1865
  • Credits: 60
  • Answerable department: Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Latest review: 6/26/2013
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2011


The Master’s Programme (one year) in Human Geography aims to provide students with deeper subject knowledge with a focus on tourism, to provide the ability to apply knowledge in independent scientific work and to prepare for further research studies.

Programme objectives

The general learning outcomes outlined in the Higher Education Ordinance apply to the degree program.
After successfully concluding the programme, students will:

• demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the core area, including both an overview of the area as well as advanced knowledge in certain parts of the area especially tourism, and insights into current research and development

• demonstrate deeper methodological knowledge focusing on tourism

• be able to apply knowledge and understanding based on an acquired skill to solve problems in new contexts within a social science context

• have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complex problems and to formulate judgments based on scientific approaches

• be able to communicate findings and the underlying knowledge for both specialists and for an audience less familiar with the subject

• have developed the ability to study in an independent manner

In addition, each course will have its specific learning outcomes, outlined in the course syllabus.


Tourism Research, 15 Credits
Sustainable Nature & Culture Based Tourism, 15 Credits
Theory and Methodology, 15 Credits
Thesis, 15 Credits

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with 90 Credits within the main field of Human Geography, Tourism Studies or equivalent and English course B from Swedich Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium). This can be proven by, for example, the following international tests:
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 on a paper-based test and not below 4.0 on the TWE, or 213 on a computer-based test and not below 4 on Essay Rating, or a minimum score of 79 on internetbased test and not below 17 on the TWE.
- IELTS (Academic Training) with a minimum overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.0

Description of programme

The Master’s Programme (one year) in Human Geography at Mid Sweden University consists of a first semester with courses in Tourism Studies and Human Geography, focusing on Tourism. The second semester includes courses in the theory and method of science and a Master’s thesis. The programme prepares students for post-graduate studies.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Programme with restricted admissions

Specific prerequisites are indicated in the syllabus for each course.

Teaching and examination

Teaching methods are indicated in the syllabus for each course.

Assessment methods are indicated in the syllabus for each course.

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits)

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

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