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Master's Programme in Tourism

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2017

Worldwide, tourism is seen as a tool to create new jobs and economic growth. To develop a successful destination requires extensive insights into complex socio-economic and political contexts that affect tourism, at local, regional, national and international level.

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While studying

The programme focuses on how tourism affects destinations and the consequences tourism have for societal development. The work with real life cases during the study prepares the students to leading positions in the tourism industry or further studies on Ph.D. level.

You are studying at one of the most successful academic tourism milieus in the Nordic countries with extensive research and international collaborations. This adds to ensure an up to date education with a clear connection to the research community. The programme is given in English.

 

Programme overview

Career opportunities

The programme offers advanced insights into the tourist industry and provides student with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and interests within the field of tourism.

The programme offers broad perspectives on tourism by combining various scientific approaches. Students meet researchers not only from the Faculty of Social Science, but also from the Humanities and Sciences introducing issues related to history, ethnology and ecology.

The programme qualifies succesful students for work in tourism within public and private sector.

Degree

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Human Geography. Specialisation: Tourism.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Human Geography. Specialisation: Tourism.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Tourism, 120 hp

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International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

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 (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and no individual score below 5.5. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum score of 575 and a minimum TWE score of 4.5). TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum score of 90 and a minimum score of 20 on the Writing Section). If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M2016

Application

Application deadline was 16 January 2017. The application period is closed.

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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

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 (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and no individual score below 5.5. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum score of 575 and a minimum TWE score of 4.5). TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum score of 90 and a minimum score of 20 on the Writing Section). If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-02016

Application

Application deadline was 18 April 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Frequently asked questions

Contact us

Contactperson for the programme is: Håkan Appelblad

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