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Master's Programme in Tourism

  • Number of credits 120 Credits

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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Tomoya Suzuki

"The environment in Umeå really helps me to focus studying."

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 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.

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Contact person for the programme is:
Håkan Appelblad