Tourism, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    5973 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

Prepare for a career in the world's fastest growing industry!

The Tourism Programme at Aalborg University, Denmark, is a two-year Master's degree which is offered in English at the university's campuses in Aalborg and Copenhagen. Aalborg University - in both locations – is the ideal place for your academic studies if you appreciate the informal and egalitarian tradition of Scandinavia combining practical and theoretical perspectives through project-oriented learning.

Why study Tourism?

New demands from increasingly sophisticated consumers imply that tourism marketers need to renew theirexperience offers, promotion and organisational practices continually. Furthermore, public actors must think of new ways to optimise conditions for businesses while simultaneously taking care of natural resources and cultural heritage so that local populations can thrive alongside tourists.

The Tourism Programme at Aalborg University addresses the complexity and dynamics of such challenges from a broad social scientific perspective.

Problem-based and project-oriented studies

A trademark of the Tourism programme (and Aalborg University) is its unique pedagogical model of teaching: the problem-based, project-oriented model. With this method a great part of the semester teaching and student work revolves around complex real-life problems that students investigate and try to find answers to in scientific manners while working together in groups.

Through this work process and supported by courses, literature and the cooperation with companies and organizations, the students arrive at a deeper understanding of the subject investigated than they would have from just reading and being lectured to. Apart from the strictly academic outcomes of this work method, it also brings the students other specific and important qualifications like good cooperation skills, and the ability to work creatively and independently.

Programme Structure

Modules

  • Problem Based Methodology and Project Writing5
  • Global and Local Challenges in Tourism10
  • Consumer Studies in Tourism5
  • Strategic Management of Tourism Organisations5
  • Culture and Cultural Encounters in Tourism5
  • Innovation inTourism15
  • Tourism Experiences and Market Communication5
  • Tourism Policy and Destination Development5
  • Change Management in Tourism Organisations
  • Internship in Tourism Organisation (elective module)
  • International Tourism Project (elective module)
  • International Tourism Topc Study (elective module)
  • Master's Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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:

    560

    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:

    88

    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

The admission requirement for the master's degree programme in Tourism is a completed relevant bachelor's degree. A bachelor’s degree is considered relevant when its central subject areas provide students with competences corresponding to a minimum of 45 ECTS credits within subject areas which are relevant for one or a number of the subject areas of the Tourism programme: Consumption Studies, Market Communication, Organisation and Management, Culture Studies, Intercultural Studies, Innovation Studies, Business Development and Policy Studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5973 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5973 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

DKK 44,300

Living costs for Aalborg

5,790 - 8,150 DKK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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