24 months
8000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s Degree Programme in Northern Tourism in the University of Lapland offers a comprehensive and international approach to tourism and reflects on the growing global influence and relevance of change in the north. Focus is on developing responsible tourism futures.


Tourism, an industry that is growing in the northern and Arctic regions, is affected by globalization and environmental transformation, but also plays a role in changing the North. For example, tourism can be a component of community development, drawing out creative solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges. On the other hand, tourism can bring unwanted and unintended pressures that have negative outcomes for community structures and the environment.

Career Prospects

The students attending a joint higher education in tourism will become professionals in their field of study, specialising on northern tourism and various aspects closely related to the sustainable development of the Arctic region.

The graduates will in the future be the consulted experts,

  • who steer the development of the Arctic towards a more sustainable direction;
  • who hold the contemporary know-how of the present-day challenges facing the economic growth in the North; and
  • who thanks to their education have increased employment possibilities in the field of tourism in northern and Arctic context.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Northern Tourism in Practice
  • Sustainable Tourism Development in Northern Environments
  • Northern Hosts: Performances and Experiences
  • Ethical Epistemologies of Tourism
  • Designing Tourism Futures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible you must have:

  • a Bachelor's or Master's degree (180 cr) in tourism or
  • a Bachelor's or Master's degree in leisure/outdoor education/outdoor recreation or 
  • a bachelor’s degree in other disciplinary degrees (e.g. geography or anthropology); relevance of the degree will be evaluated by the admittance group
  • A good command of English language for academic purposes

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • The fees are applicable to new master’s degree students from outside the EU or EEA countries.

Living costs for Rovaniemi

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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.

Our partners

Northern Tourism
University of Lapland


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