M. Soc. Sc. On Campus

Tourism, Culture and International Management

24 months
8000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s degree programme in Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM) in University of Lapland has been created to meet the demand for professionals with the ability to develop and execute responsible tourism. 


The Tourism, Culture and International Management programme at University of Lapland is based on the belief that an in-depth understanding of the values underlying business strategies and consumption practices are essential for the development of responsible tourism. Our teaching and research reflect this belief and consider cultural and lifestyle-related research and knowledge, in particular, as crucial for gaining insights into existing and future tourism markets.

Career opportunities

TourCIM provides a sound grounding for tourism and hospitality related careers. It prepares you for identifying opportunities, working innovatively and critically evaluating tourism production and consumption practices. The programme will boost your credentials as a tourism and hospitality professional in private and public tourism organisations, or will provide you with the knowledge needed to develop your own business. The TourCIM degree will open up a range of career paths in fields such as:

  • management;
  • entrepreneurship;
  • service design;
  • planning;
  • consultancy;
  • research

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Cultural Economy
  • Summer School in Methodologies 
  • Current issues in Tourism
  • Electives

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

Eligible applicants for the programme must have

  • a bachelor’s degree in tourism, hospitality or business studies OR

  • a bachelor’s degree from another field of study containing the minimum of 60 ECTS (basic and intermediate level studies) in tourism, hospitality or business studies

  • a good command of English language for academic purposes

The previous degree may have to be supplemented with, for example, methodological or major subject studies. This will be agreed upon in the personal study plan of a student.

Please note that eligibility does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the programme. The intake is limited, and only the academically most qualified students will be selected.

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.
  • Tuition 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.


All students subject to tuition fees and starting their studies in autumn 2019 will be granted a scholarship of 4 800 euros. In addition, one-fourth of the students admitted will receive a scholarship covering 100 % of the tuition, and one-fourth a scholarship covering 80 % of the tuition.

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.

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