1st AND 2ND SEMESTER
The first two semesters include both courses and project work. The first half of the semester comprises a number of modules which introduce relevant theories and cases. During the second half of the semester, teaching takes the form of a problem-based research project which involves students working in small groups, often with a real-life tourism problem that is addressed through the use of relevant theories and methodologies. Project work takes place in close cooperation with a supervisor.
The courses of the 1st and 2nd semesters establish a common theoretical frame of reference with regards to the study of tourism in an international context.
3RD SEMESTER: INTERNSHIP IN A TOURISM ORGANISATION OR STUDY AT ANOTHER UNIVERSITY
During the 3rd semester, you are free to choose whether you would like to do an internship or study at another university that offers courses relevant to tourism at graduate level. The internship can be undertaken in Denmark or abroad and lasts for a minimum of 4 months.
4TH SEMESTER: MASTER'S THESIS
During the 4th semester you will work on your master thesis. This semester offers you the opportunity to undertake an in-depth problem-based research project on a tourism-related topic of your choice. You may work alone or in a small group, and will have the support of a supervisor.
Research and teaching activities in Tourism at Aalborg University build on close collaboration with both private and public organisations in the tourism industry. Joint projects enable us to make use of academic competences in the development of new concepts, to improve marketing campaigns and adapt organisational strategies to a constantly changing market. These practical research and development projects provide central input for the teaching activities.
A FEW EXAMPLES OF COLLABORATION PROJECTS
- Demands and Decision Making in Family Holidays in collaboration with Visit Denmark
- Experience Design on the Island of Møn in collaboration with Team Møn and Møn Tourism Board
- Assessment of the Tourism Policy Programme for Erhvervs- og Boligstyrelsen
- Branding Blokhus in collaboration with Pandrup Business Council
- Storytelling Development along the Limfjord in collaboration with Destinations in North & West Jutland.