General admission requirements, plus upper secondary school level Social Studies 1b or 1a1 + 1a2 or A, and English 6 or B.
Optional courses may have additional requirements.
EducationThe programme develops students' ability to identify, analyse and structure the problems of tourism-related activities. The programme emphasises the importance of nature and culture for tourism and its development.
Form of InstructionTeaching is usually in the form of lectures, group work, seminars and field studies.
ExaminationThe forms of examination may vary. There are both oral and written exams. There are no set examination periods, and generally no final exam at the end of a semester, an academic year, or a complete study programme. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
Professional ContactWe have good connections in regional tourism, something which gives students the opportunity to find interesting and relevant research problems for degree projects in cooperation with the industry.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Tourism and Social Development (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Nature and cultural tourism (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Spatial planning and sustainable tourism (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Marketing and communication in tourism studies (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Production and consumption in tourism (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Event management (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Tourism Studies: Methods and Independent Project (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Local and regional development and planning (Obligatory)||15|
|Communication and digitalisation in tourism (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Digital media and web publication (End semester: 3)||7.5|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Business management in tourism (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Basic Business Administration for Tourism Management (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Project Management (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Optional course (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Currently under development (Obligatory)||30|
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.