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Programme syllabus:

Master's Programme in Tourism and Sustainable Development, 120 Credits

Swedish name: Masterprogram i turism och hållbar utveckling

This programme syllabus is valid: HT22 and until further notice

Programme code: SATHM

Credit points: 120

Registration number: FS 3.1.3-1012-21

Responsible faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Established by: Faculty Board of Social Sciences, 2021-06-01

Entry Requirements

Basic requirements: A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university. Special Requirements: at least 90 ECTS-credits in Tourism/ Geography/ Human Geography/ Regional Science/ Planning/ Hospitality/ Hotel and Restaurant Management/ Service Management/ Leisure/ Recreation/ Park Management or similar tourism-related subjects. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Degree

After completed study programme, a student who has applied for a degree certificate can obtain a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) according to the local qualification descriptor established by the Vice-Chancellor, see Umeå University's web site. The Swedish translation of Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) is Filosofie magisterexamen. The degree is awarded in the main field  of Human Geography (kulturgeografi) with the specialisation Tourism and Sustainable Development (turism och hållbar utveckling).

After completed study programme, a student who has applied for a degree certificate can obtain a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) according to the local qualification descriptor established by the Vice-Chancellor, see Umeå University's web site. The Swedish translation of Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) is Filosofie masterexamen. The degree is awarded in the main field  of Human Geography (kulturgeografi) with the specialisation Tourism and Sustainable Development (turism och hållbar utveckling).
The specialisation is proposed but not yet decided.

Description of the education for current education cycle

This education is offered on second cycle level. The targets for second-cycle courses and study  programmes can be found in Chapter 1, Section 9 of the Higher Education Act.

National goals for current degree

The national targets for the degree can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Appendix 2.

Examination format

Each course syllabus states what examination formats are to be used in each course.

Grades

Each course syllabus states what grades are to be used in each course.

Transfer of Credits

Student who considers themselves to possess knowledge from previous relevant studies or professional or vocational experience that can be comparable to a course or part of a course in the study programme, can apply for transfer of credits. Approved transfer of credits means that the student does not need to take the or those parts of the education that the decision covers. Information about transfer of credits can be found on Umeå University's web site.

General

Compulsory courses are courses that all students within the study programme normally take. A student who takes a study programme is guaranteed a place on all compulsory courses under the condition that the entry requirements for the course in question have been met. Entry requirements are stated in each course syllabus. The courses are offered in the order listed under the heading Outline. The order of the courses may however be subject to change. For information on how individual courses are set up see the different course syllabus. The courses are normally offered in English.

Thesis
For Degree of Master of Science 60 credits the student must have completed a thesis comprising at least 15 credits in Human Geography.

For Degree of Master of Science 120 credits the student must have completed a thesis comprising 30 credits in Human Geography. The thesis may comprise less than 30 credits (a minimum of 15 credits) if the student has already completed an independent work in the second cycle of at least 15 credits in Human Geography or equivalent from an international education.

Deferment of studies

Information about deferment of studies can be found on Umeå University's web site.

Approved leave from studies

Information about leave from studies can be found on Umeå University's web site.

Discontinuation

Information about non-completion can be found on Umeå University's web site. Students who leave their program shall notify their Program Study Advisor of the discontinuation.

Outline

Valid from: HT22

To find out what compulsory courses are, please read under the section  "General" above.

Semester 1

Tourism and sustainable development, 15 credits
Compulsory
Spatial Analysis, 15 credits
Compulsory

Semester 2

Sustainability, Destinations and Regional Development, 15 credits
Compulsory
Population, Migration and Mobility, 15 credits
or
Magister Thesis in Human Geography, 15 credits

Semester 3

Advanced Spatial Analysis, 15 credits
Compulsory
Geographies of tourism and sustainability, 15 credits
Compulsory

Semester 4

Master Thesis in Human Geography, 30 credits
Compulsory