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Tourism and Geography

You have been admitted to the course at Umeå University. If you have any questions regarding your course, please read further down on this site. You will find our contact information at the end of this letter. We wish you a warm welcome to the course and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå!

How to start

  • 1. Reply to your offer

    ​If you have been admitted to a course or programme, or been placed on a waiting list, you must reply to your first admissions notification to keep your place. If you don't wish to keep your place, you should decline your offer. In doing so, you free up your place to someone who is on the waiting list. You reply to your offer by logging in to your account at by 23 July 2021.

    Support for students with disabilities

    If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.

  • 2. Register on the course

    You will be registered to the course when you participate at the first lecture! It´s important to notify coursemanager or administrator if you cant show up at start otherwise maybe you loose your place.

  • 3. Course start

    30th Aug 2021

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    Schedule is published here no later than 30 days before the start of the course

    Schedule will be published one month before start at the latest.


About the course

  • Programme/course information

    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 2. 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.


New at Umeå University

  • Information due to COVID-19

    The pandemic has caused an uncertainty regarding how teaching and examination can be carried out in the near future, and we ask for your understanding in not being able to give you promises on how you will conduct your studies during your stay in Umeå. The university takes the health and safety of our students and staff seriously and we adapt our activities based upon the current spread of infection. This means that parts of your studies may take place online. Our priority is to ensure high quality education and provide access to campus to those activities that must be conducted in person.

    The best way to stay updated and learn how your studies may be affected is on the student web.

    Find out more

  • Checklist for admitted students

    Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.

    To the checklist for admitted Students

  • Recommended arrival times

    International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.

    If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.

    Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.

  • Orientation

    Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this term.

  • Activate your user account

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    • access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the term start.

    I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)

    For exchange students
    If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.

    Help! It's not working
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  • Get your UmU card

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    • building access
    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card.

    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

  • Join a student union

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    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

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    Student life begins here


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