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Bachelor of Hospitality Management, tourism

Degree: Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Restonomi (AMK)
Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 210 ECTS, 3,5 years
Teaching time: Daytime teaching

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 memorable nature-based high-end experiences to tourists from all over the world and unique learning opportunities and a real-life tourism laboratory to our students.

Our Degree Programme in Tourism aims at providing the tourism and hospitality industry with managers who know how to balance travellers' high expectations for memorable luxury tourism experiences while protecting nature, culture and the whole planet.

The main emphasis and specialisation area in the programme is Tourism Management and Experience Design
focusing on Nature-Based High-End Tourism Experiences.

In the programme-specific studies we emphasise emphasise prerequisites for creating and managing nature-based luxury experiences like sustainability, nature tourism, diversity, human resource management, design thinking, risk management and other field-related issues related to the tourism business.Santa claus seal picture

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 the content of studies and the degree curricula of Tourism:

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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 e.g. 

  • Luxury Travel Designer
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Customer Service/Event Manager
  • Coordinator/Head of Sustainable Development
  • Project Manager/Coordinator
  • Entrepreneur.

What do you benefit from studying in English? 

You benefit as follows from studying in English:

  • Good language skills are highly valued by the working life
  • You can work in multicultural teams
  • You can start creating your professional networks already during your studies


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 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.

Multidimensional Tourism Institute

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: 

Tourism students innovating socially sustainable and memorable experiences for travellers in Rotterdam

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!


How to apply on year 2024?
Applying for a degree:
  • The Joint Application schedule
  • Entrance examinations
  • Tuition fees in Lapland UAS

You can apply for most of the Bachelor’s level studies conducted in English in joint application to higher education. In joint application you apply to all your study programme choices with one application form.

 From Studyinfo.fi website you can find


Read more about starting studies via Open UAS Path Studies


Studies start

The next academic year begins in September 2024.

Practical information

See practical information for new student from Lapland UAS' webpages: Practical information / before coming to Finland.

Guide for new students

From website > Guide for new students   you can find useful information to start your studies in Lapland UAS.


Information about the residence permit requirements and other procedures on the Finnish Immigration Service website.

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Opportunities for future talents

Master's studies after the Bachelor's programme?

After you have completed your Bachelor's programme, you can continue your studies in Lapland UAS' Master's programmes.

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Ms Ulla Kangasniemi, Programme Coordinator, Senior Lecturer, Rovaniemi
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Broschure of Tourism in Chinese
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