Tourism, Master

Academic content

This specialisation comprises one module (5 ECTS) on the 7th semester in Global Tourism and Transnational Mobility and one module (5 ECTS) on the 8th semester in Sustainable Development and Tourism. In order to obtain the full specialisation, students must choose their internship/study stay abroad (9th semester) and their Master’s thesis topic (10th semester) within the field of Global Tourism Development.

The object of the specialisation is to qualify students to analyse, understand issues related to tourism, transnational mobility and globalisation from a development perspective. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge on the causes and consequences of globalisation, in the context of both the international tourism industry and regional development.

This will comprise knowledge on the economic, sociocultural and political relations between the so-called developed countries and potential tourism destinations in developing countries. Students will acquire these general competencies by learning to apply theories on global tourism flows, development policy and local social processes of change.

The learning methods include problem based project work and analyses of key issues within sustainable tourism development.


Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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