The course focuses on giving an overview of international tourism research including the nexus between tourism and geography, such as human mobility. It is addressed how societal changes influences traveling, and how traveling influences society and environment in various geographical contexts. As part of this, a historical overview of sustainable development in general as well as in tourism studies is given. Different scientific approaches to research into tourism are presented and the production of tourism, globalization and its impact on different places, various forms of tourism, the nexus between tourism, nature and society, and finally, tourism policy and planning for tourism are put in relation to current debates on sustainable development.
Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in human geography or equivalently.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6
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.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2022 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
19 April 2022. How to apply
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.