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Tourism and Geography

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

Part 1. Tourism Geography perspectives on Social and Economic Geography (7.5 credits)
This part gives an overview of several key research areas within social and economic geography and analyzes them from a tourism geographic perspective. In addition to research on rural and urban areas are perspectives on migration, mobility and local and regional economic development discussed. For each theme it is discussed how research can be applied and related to tourism geography. Questions asked are what tourism geography research can acquire from other geography research but also what the latter can learn from tourism geography. Thus tourism geography is positioned as an integral part of social and economic geography.
Part 1. Tourism Geography (7.5 credits)
This part deals with tourism geography and its position within social and economic geography. It focuses on traditions of thought in tourism geography. Students are familiarized with key works and theories in tourism geography. Emphasis will be on tourism as an economic activity. This part also demonstrates debates around current issues in tourism research from critical perspectives. In addition to course literature participants are expected to immerse themselves in the tourism geographic theme that is chosen for the final degree project, or another theme that is of relevance for the thesis project.

Schedule (one month before start)

Application and eligibility

Tourism and Geography, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 2 September 2019


Lectures end during the week of 13 January 2020

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Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in human geography or equivalently.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6


Academic Credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Contact person for the course is:
Jundan Zhang