|Translation of the Swedish programme syllabus|
|Tourism Studies: Master Programme, 60 credits|
|(Turismvetenskap, magisterprogram, 60 högskolepoäng)|
|Academic school||School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies|
|Education cycle||Second-cycle (Master)|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Valid from||HT 2014 (autumn semester)|
This programme syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board at Södertörn University on 2014-02-21 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
|2.||Entry requirements |
Bachelor degree including at least 90 credits in Tourism Studies as the main field of study and English B, or the equivalent.
Knowledge and understanding
On completion of the course, the student is able to:
Competence and skills
On completion of the programme the student is able to:
Judgement and approach
On completion of the programme, the student is able to:
Within the expanding tourism industry, there are good career opportunities for well-educated staff, not only in the Greater Stockholm Region but also in cities abroad. Work duties and opportunities in industries closely allied to tourism depend on the individual student’s interest and specialised skills, as well as the needs of the labour market of a region.
The following areas of work are suitable for students completing the Master programme: destination development within urban and rural environments; planning, selling and conducting professional meetings in the meetings industry; people’s experience of visitor attractions in city centres; and risk and safety aspects of the tourism industry. The programme also gives in-depth knowledge about current and central questions within tourism, as well as an increased academic ability within Tourism Studies, which is a good basis for future research within the field of Tourism.
Title of qualification
The Master's programme has a multidisciplinary and international approach, with city tourism as the starting point. The courses in the programme are different from those on a lower level, primarily because of their research links, the student’s independent work, and a deeper analysis of personal and business travel, as well as the recreation activities of the local community. Every student chooses a general specialisation throughout the programme from one of the four prioritised research areas of the department: destination development, professional meetings, experience tourism and risk.
Semester 1. Tourism Studies: City Tourism, Advanced Level, 30 credits
The course has a multidisciplinary and international approach, with city tourism as the starting point. In the first instance, an understanding of the role and importance of the tourism phenomenon in modern society is examined. Further, how operative management can be conducted effectively in a tourist company is studied. Following on from this, how information technology can be used in the travel process is studied, as well as how new products and organisation models can be developed with the help of this new technology. Finally, how tourist destination can be planned and controlled with the help of a quality assurance system is dealt with.
Semester 2. Tourism Studies, Master Course, 30 credits.
The course begins with a literature study of a particular research question chosen within the specified framework by the individual student. Following on from this, research methods are studied, where the focus is on the choice of method, scholarly argument and planning a dissertation. Work with the dissertation continues throughout the term, although it is written mainly during the second half of the semester.
Tourism Studies: City Tourism, 30 credits.
Tourism Studies: Master Course, 30 credits.
|A student on a study programme is guaranteed a place on the compulsory courses or on the specializations/courses within the programme. (For entry requirements, see 11, Other Stipulations.)|
|A student is guaranteed a place on a range of courses equivalent to a full workload. There is no guarantee that a student is offered a place on his/her first choice of course. For entry requirements, see course syllabus.|
An independent piece of work equivalent to 15 credits is included in the programme. This takes the form of a thesis that is examined at a final seminar.
|10.||Credit transfer for prior studies
A student has the right to have prior learning assessed for accreditation within the study programme.
For entry requirements for courses within a study programme, see course syllabus.
All tuition is in the English language. However, a student may choose to write assignments and the thesis in English or Swedish.