MSc in Tourism Development and Culture

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Program Description

Programme overview

This two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) explores contemporary theoretical and practical issues in tourism development, with a cultural focus, providing critical analytical skills.

This is an exciting and innovative new programme offered by the University of Glasgow (Dumfries Campus), the University of Malta, Lund University (Sweden) and the University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal). You will graduate with a joint degree awarded by three of the partners. By studying with a combination of three partners, you will be taught by world-class experts in the areas of social science analysis of tourism, heritage, business innovation and sustainability.

You will also have the opportunity to attend a two-week summer school at Wageningen University (Netherlands) with a focus on the environment and tourism.

Programme structure

  • Semester 1 (Sep–Dec) – University of Glasgow (Dumfries Campus): Social science analysis of tourism
  • Semester 2 (Feb–June) – University of Malta: Cultural tourism and heritage (Optional placement available)
  • Summer (July) – Wageningen University (optional)
  • Semester 3 (Sep–Jun) – study track choice
    Lund University: Innovation and sustainability in the tourism industry OR University Institute of Lisbon: Tourism management including urban, events, retail and hospitality (Optional placement available)
  • Semester 4 (Feb–Jul) – Dumfries, Malta, Lund or Lisbon: Independent study, dissertation

Career prospects

As a graduate, you will be well equipped to find work in the tourism, cultural and heritage industries, both in the public and private sector. Potential employers include national and local government, agencies such as tourism departments, museums and heritage attractions, the travel and hotel industries, business consultancies and media organisations.

It may be possible to transfer your acquired skills into other related professions such as planning or organisational sustain- ability. There will also be opportunities for teaching at schools, colleges and universities for qualified teachers, as well as research.

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

Last updated Feb 2020

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Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. A ... Read More

Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. A degree from Lund University is a hallmark of quality both in Sweden and abroad. Read less
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