Degree: Master of Social Science (M.Soc.Sc.)
Major subject: Tourism Research
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: 2 years (full time)
Application period: December 3rd 2018 – January 31st, 2019
Student selection results: April 8th
Study right begins: August 1st
What will you learn?
- To understand contemporary lifestyle-related consumption and trends
- To understand the link between cultural industries and tourism
- To gain expertise in designing and managing responsible tourism
- To use versatile methodological tools to gain and understand market knowledge
To be eligible you must have:
- a bachelor’s degree in tourism, hospitality or business studies OR
- a bachelor’s degree from another field of study containing the minimum of 60 ECTS (basic and intermediate level studies) in tourism, hospitality or business studies
- a good command of English language for academic purposes
The Master’s degree programme in Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM) has been created to meet the demand for professionals with the ability to develop and execute responsible tourism. The two-year Master’s degree programme provides you with knowledge and tools necessary to work on the interface between the production and consumption of tourism experiences. The TourCIM programme offers an exceptional combination of current issues in tourism, management and cultural studies.
The TourCIM programme is based on the belief that an in-depth understanding of the values underlying business strategies and consumption practices are essential for the development of responsible tourism. Our teaching and research reflect this belief and consider cultural and lifestyle-related research and knowledge, in particular, as crucial for gaining insights into existing and future tourism markets.
What are they actually studying? Take a look at the curriculum for current students: TOURCIM DEGREE STRUCTURE 2018-2020
TourCIM provides a sound grounding for tourism and hospitality related careers. It prepares you for identifying opportunities, working innovatively and critically evaluating tourism production and consumption practices. The programme will boost your credentials as a tourism and hospitality professional in private and public tourism organisations, or will provide you with the knowledge needed to develop your own business. The TourCIM degree will open up a range of career paths in fields such as:
- service design;
Studying in Lapland
Dominika Klos didn´t choose Lapland, she chose her study programme TourCIM, but now she can whole-heartedly recommend University of Lapland as a study destination.
"I would recommend anyone craving for good education and amazing adventure to apply here. The high quality of education in Finland is known worldwide, so that’s already a great motivation to apply here. You also have a unique opportunity to enjoy the northern lights while sitting on your balcony, or to go cross-country skiing on the frozen river. You can enjoy sauna and ice swimming as your regular Saturday routine."
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