Master's Degree Programme in Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM)

Application Period

 1 December 2016 - 31 January 2017


 Master of Social Sciences (M.Soc.Sc.)

Major Subject
 Tourism Research
 120 ECTS
Duration of Studies
 2 years (full time)

Start Date
 1 September


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 – a Bachelor's degree in the field of tourism
 – a good command of English for academic purposes

Tuition Fees

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What Will You Learn?

Career Opportunities

Studying and Living in Lapland

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Important Dates and Timelines


What Will You Learn?

Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM) has been created to respond to the needs of cultural and tourism industries. The two-year master’s degree programme will provide the opportunities for graduates to gain knowledge and education in international business and international management as well as cultural experience and heritage, tourism being seen as a modern link between them. Single oriented education is no longer meeting the demands of the changing world and the targets of the EU as the knowledge based society. The TourCIM curriculum will increase the competitiveness and employability of the graduates and promote their entrepreneurial spirit. The TourCIM degree will open the graduates a diversity of career paths in the field of tourism. They are able to work in private companies, national and international projects, organizations and institutions etc. as project managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, service product developers and producers.

You will learn:

  • to develop and manage international cultural products and services;
  • to work in an intercultural and professionally diverse environment;and
  • to understand and follow the principles of sustainability.

The degree offered:
 Master of Social Sciences

Career Opportunities

In cultural industries, there is a strong demand for new professionals with a diverse set of management skills and an extensive understanding of the changing needs of the modern society. The TourCIM degree will open you a diversity of career paths in cultural industries, such as:

  • entrepreneurship;
  • production;
  • management;
  • tourism;
  • research.


Studying and Living in Lapland

The University of Lapland, located on the Arctic Circle in the city of Rovaniemi, is the perfect choice for studying in the North.

Our contemporary premises and relatively small sized campus provide students with a cosy atmosphere in which to learn, study, and relax. As the northernmost university in Finland and also in the European Union, issues related to the Arctic and circumpolar North constitute essential topics in our research and teaching. In addition to that, we are the only university in Finland where you can study tourism as a major subject.

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Important Dates and Timelines

 Study Period
  1 September 2016 - 30 September 2018
 Application Period   1 December 2015 - 29 January 2016
 Student Selection Results   By 5 May 2016
 Appeals   By 19 May 2016
 Accepting the Study Place   By 10 June 2016

For Further Information

If you have questions concerning the studies, the admission requirements and the application process, please contact admission(at)ulapland.fi