The Degree Programme in Tourism focuses on giving our students skills and knowledge required in the international tourism industry. Lapland is an international tourism destination, which offers a real-life tourism laboratory and unique learning opportunities.
Our Degree Programme in Tourism aims at providing the tourism and hospitality industry with managers who know how to balance travellers' expectations for memorable experiences while protecting nature, culture and the whole planet.
The main emphasis and specialisation area in the programme is Tourism Management and Experience Design.
In the programme-specific studies we emphasise sustainability, risk management and other field-related issues related to the tourism business.
Contemporary marketing, including eCommerce and product development, as well as various language and cultural studies have an important role in the degree programme.
We work in close connection with the local tourism business.The Degree Programme in Tourism also has specific tourism companies in the area with which we have deeper cooperation through e.g. various projects and other study-related assignments.
In addition, we arrange company visits, trips, visiting lectures and other activities together with the working life.
Lapland UAS is an official Goodwill partner of Santa Claus Finland.
You can expand your professional skills in practice in your training periods. The degree includes 30 ECTS of practical training which can also be completed outside Finland. Training enables you to create valuable networks and connections to tourism companies and other organizations of the field.
Read more about degree curricula (opens in new window).
Learn more about students life in Lapland UAS from Tourism Instagram.
Future career prospects
We will offer you skills and expertise required in the international tourism and hospitality industry. After your graduation you will be able to work for private and public organisations having excellent competences and skills in tourism-related subjects with a multicultural and international aspect.
After graduating from our programme as a Bachelor of Hospitality Management you will have many interesting career opportunities as an expert in the tourism and hospitality field, working e.g. as a
- Experience Designer
- Marketing/Sales Manager
- Travel Supervisor
- Customer Service/Event Manager
- Sustainable Travel Coordinator
- Project Manager/Coordinator or as
- an entrepreneur.
What do you benefit from studying in English?
Studying in English improves your language skills which is a valued skill in working life. You benefit from studying in English:
- Good language skills are highly valued by the working life
- You will work in multicultural teams
- You will start creating your professional networks already during your studies
- You will improve your language skills
Follow the fast track to get your degree!
You can also apply for recognition of your previous skills and competences at the very beginning of your studies. In addition, if you are working at the same time with your studies it is possible for you to complete your studies in the working life through the process of pedagogisation of work. These options make it even possible for you to finish your studies within 2–2.5 years.
MTI offers you individual learning paths
Our Degree Programme in Tourism is part of MTI (Multidimensional Tourism Institute) and therefore you can also choose:
- joint studies at the University of Lapland
- interesting guest lectures
More info Multidimensional Tourism Institute.
Tourism programme in the Lapland UAS' news
Here you find some latest news concerning the studies in Tourism programme:
Lapland University of Applied Sciences as a goodwill partner of Santa Claus
Kansainväliset opinnot eivät vaadi täydellistä englantia - "Kielitaito kehittyy kansainvälisessä ryhmässä opiskellessa ihan eri tavalla" (in Finnish only!)
Aiming for Top Tourism Education on the Top of the World
Towards more applicant-friendly student selection
Joint degree programme on winter sports by Lapland's universities and Beijing Sport University culminates in graduation ceremony
Watch a video of annual Tourism programme Gala -event that is arranged by the students: Link to the video Sparklantic in Youtube.
We guarantee that you will get the right keys from us for creating your future career!