• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15054 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
How can applied heritage politics and destination development contribute to sustainability? This is the question you will be able to answer after graduating from the Master Programme in Sustainable Destination Development - Applied Heritage Politics from Uppsala University.

About

Tourist destinations across the world face major challenges. With less visitors, their economies will be threatened; with more visitors, their social, cultural and ecological sustainability will be threatened. How can visits become sustainable? What is required to achieve sustainable visitor locations, and how can we ensure they will remain this way? 

The Master Programme in Sustainable Destination Development - Applied Heritage Politics from Uppsala University is a new programme aimed at those of you who want to develop cross-border, international key competencies in this field.

The interdisciplinary design of this programme will promote the understanding of other subject areas and will strengthen knowledge on the opportunities and limitations within sustainable development. Interaction with students from different countries will also stimulate the understanding of the complexity of sustainability challenges as well as boost the knowledge of possible solutions to the issues, while it will provide you with an invaluable network of like-minded people in this field.

Career

This programme prepares you to work on sustainability issues in the tourism sector in regions across the world, at destination companies, within the private tourism sector or as an entrepreneur. You can choose a career focused on development, strategy and management, business development, sustainability and CSR, and innovation in both the private and public sector.  

You will learn how to push innovation processes targeted at the tourism sector, and you will become familiar with how to start and operate tourism enterprises in any part of the world, especially in tourist-intensive regions.

Programme Structure

  • The first semester starts with an introductory course called Sustainable Destination Development. After this, you will take courses in Cultural Heritage, Natural Heritage and Immaterial Heritage.
  •  The second semester starts with a hands-on project course in multidisciplinary teams studying design-thinking related to a sustainability challenge, followed by a methods course. After this, you will write a thesis.
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. 

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15054 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15054 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

NON-EU/EEA

  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 145000

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.