Södertörn University has converted to distance education – no teaching on university premises from Wednesday 18 March

The Swedish Government recommends that after 18 March all higher education institutions move to distance education. Södertörn University has followed this recommendation and there will be no teaching on university premises until further notice. This is likely to apply throughout the spring semester. All written examinations will be replaced by other forms of examination for the entire spring semester. Students are asked to stay updated about their course or programme via SH-StudyWeb. Staff and students can access the university premises with their keycards and both Infocenter and the library are open. Please remember to maintain social distancing when on university premises. We have chosen to close all the group rooms in the library to reduce the risk of infection.




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Why this programme?

A holistic, multidisciplinary perspective on a major industry

As a phenomenon, tourism is nothing new; it has existed in different forms in different civilisations over the ages. It has become an object of study, and is expanding both as an industry and as an academic subject. People’s leisure opportunities have increased and their demands have become increasingly sophisticated, with tourism now being one of the world’s most expansive industries. Tourism and related businesses employ increasing numbers of people, so work-oriented academic knowledge has become more and more in demand on the labour market – both for new employees and those already in work.

This Master’s degree takes city tourism as its starting point and has a multidisciplinary approach. It differs from undergraduate studies due to its links to current research, the independent work you are expected to perform and its in-depth analysis of tourism. Are you interested in critical examination of the future role, influence and effects of tourism? This programme analyses and explores the development of tourism and its effects on nature, the economy, the labour market, cultural heritage, services to the community and the business community, providing a good basis for either employment or further research.