Thesis for Master‘s Degree (60 Credits) in Tourism

15 ECTS-credits
Second Cycle Level 1
School of Culture and Society
Subject field
Tourism Studies (TRU)
Group of Subjects
Tourism and Recreation Studies
Disciplinary Domain
Social Science, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Tourism Studies1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved by the Faculty School of Culture and Society, 14 March 2013.
This syllabus is valid from 14 March 2013.
Revised, 18 September 2013.
Revision is valid from 18 September 2013.

Learning Outcomes

The overall purpose of this course is for students to deepen their knowledge of tourism with a particular emphasis on destination development.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • specify a scientific problem
  • define and limit the scope of study
  • relate their own research to that of others’
  • select relevant research methods
  • critically assess data and pursue relevant analyses of data
  • academically present the results within a given time frame

Course Content

Students plan, implement and present an independent thesis on tourism. The thesis is based on theoretical studies, and collecting and processing data. The thesis should be clearly relevant to the subject of the master‘s program, and build on the knowledge and experience previously acquired in the field of study.


Participation in seminars and presentation of thesis.
Seminars 2 credits, Opposition 3 credits and Thesis 10 credits.

Forms of Study

Tutorials and seminars


The Swedish grades A–F.

Seminars are assessed according to the Swedish grades U-G, Thesis opposition is assessed according to the Swedish grades U-G. The thesis is assessed according to the Swedish grades A-F. The final grade is determined through an overall assessment of all parts of the course.


  • A minimum of 30 credits in Tourism Studies at second Level

Other Information

The number of examinations is limited to 5.
Each essay writer has 20 hours of supervision.
The examiner sets the deadline for submission of essay.

Grade A or B can only be achieved if a thesis is submitted on time for the first final seminar.
A thesis which is not submitted on time is marked as fail (F).
If a thesis is marked as fail at the third possibility of submission the author has to select a new topic for the thesis.

Thesis topic has to be approved by examiner.