Tourism Research is a one-of-a-kind degree programme in Finland, as you can study it at the university level only at our university. The programme trains professionals of responsible tourism and explores the phenomena of tourism from different perspectives with a multidisciplinary and critical approach.
Our tourism research programme, the fields of tourism, catering and economy at the Lapland University of Applied Sciences, and the Lapland Tourism College comprise the Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI). Our cooperation provides you with the chance to complete studies in other MTI institutions as part of your degree. We offer joint studies together with our partner institutions, which allows you to network and become familiar with the different dimensions and professions in tourism already during your studies.
Interaction with society is included in our daily activities, as many
of our courses involve project activity and connections to the
professional world. Our experts are sought after not only as specialists
for research and development projects but also as speakers for various
Already during their studies, our students have the chance
to influence tourism and its development. Moreover, our graduates have
been able to secure influential positions within tourism development in
Finland and abroad.
Studies in Tourism Research
Tourism Research is an interdisciplinary subject that allows you to examine tourism from multiple perspectives. Your studies will provide you with extensive knowledge on the challenges of reconciling differing interests in the field and ways to overcome them.
As a university-level subject, Tourism Research is based on science and generation of new relevant knowledge. The programme offers you instruction and tools for creating and applying ideas that can transform the tourism sector and the whole world. These tools will benefit you both immediately and in the long run.
Tourism Research is a good minor subject for students who take interest in tourism as a phenomenon and wish to understand its causes and effects.
Areas of focus
- sustainability in tourism
- generating new knowledge
- tourism research and planning.
will learn to observe and plan tourism as an economic, cultural and
social phenomenon that influences nature and other environment.
Sustainability plays a major role in your studies, as you become
familiar with economic, ecologic, social, cultural and political
Please note that the degree programme is offered in Finnish.
Master's degree studies
English-taught two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Northern Tourism is based on a joint 30 credits component organised by the University of the Arctic (UArctic) Thematic Network on Northern Tourism. It offers a comprehensive and international approach to tourism and reflects on the growing global influence and relevance of change in the north. The programme offers education based on research activities of the leading tourism scholars from Arctic areas.
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Areas of focus
- northern tourism
- sustainable development
- Arctic region.
The studies include a joint UArctic component (30 cr.) specializing in Northern Tourism consisting of a field course and two online courses. The programme also allows students to find a second supervisor for their thesis from one of the UArctic partner institutions.
Further information: admission(at)ulapland.fi
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Master’s degree studies
In the English-taught two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM) you will explore the development and management of international cultural products and services. You will also acquire professional experience in working in an intercultural and diverse environment, and deepen your understanding of the principles of sustainability in tourism business.
Areas of focus
- international management
- cultural experiences and heritage.
studies include an elective module (30 cr.) in your area of
specialisation, which allows you focus on your interests in your
studies. You can, for example, select minor studies from the courses
offered by our university or our international partner institutions.
Further information: admissions(at)ulapland.fi
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Jalot Villit is a student organisation for tourism research students. In addition to getting involved in interest representation, you can join our conversations and activities over a cup of coffee or on our cabin trips. You will get to know like-minded students who share a genuine interest in the phenomenon we call tourism, as well as versatile expertise and experience in the field.
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