autumn 2024
REI-3013 Indigenous Heritages in Tourism - 10 ECTS

Type of course

This course is mandatory for the achievement of Master's degree. It is open for other students with a Bachelor's degree.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum of 80 ECTS within tourism, out-door recreation, event studies, marketing and communication, social sciences, humanities or education. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 ECTS in research methods to fulfil the admission requirements.

Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equicalent issued in Nordic countries, Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand: An average grade strong C is a minimum requirement.

Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries: An average grade B is a minimum requirement in addition to fulfilling formal admission requirements for Master's level entry.

The average grade is calculated from the entire bachelor´s degree.

Non-EU applicants need to have a Higher Education Entrance Qualification from their home countries and certified fulfilment of English language requirements.

Application code: 9731 (nordic applicants)

Course content

This course provides theoretical perspectives on cultural, ethnic and natural heritage in tourism production. It focuses on tangible and intangible heritage in exhibition and experience encounters. Particular attention will be given to heritage and indigenous tourism as performed through exhibitions, narrations, and staging of heritages.

Objectives of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge: the student

  • has in-depth understanding of existing research within the field of heritages tourism
  • has advanced knowledge of heritage tourism theories especially as relevant to indigenous questions
  • has specialized insight into sustainability aspects of using heritage in tourism

Skills: the student

  • can identify and apply relevant research literature and theoretical perspectives to analyse case studies
  • can critically evaluate and egage with others' research and perspectives
  • can complete a limited, individual research project in heritage tourism under supervision and according to ethical standards

Competence: the student

  • can convey understanding of the implications of using indigenous cultural heritages in tourism
  • can contribute to theoretically informed critical thinking om indigenous heritages and tourism development
  • can contribute to scholarly debate and innovation regarding encounters between indigenous heritages and tourism businesses

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures will be given in an intensive mode (classes given in blocks) in autumn semester only. Students are expected to work 280 hours.

Teaching will consist of eight lectures (3x45 min), which also include student presentations, and group work. Students will be required to discuss literature, give oral presentations, and partake in discussions. The course assignment/exam will be part of a process writing approach within which students will comment on their student peers' written work.

The course will be evaluated in accordance with the quality systems of UiT - The Arctic University of Norway.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course has academic prerequisites. Please see the "prerequisite" section for more information

Do you have questions about this course? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:



Examination: Date: Grade scale:
Off campus exam 29.10.2024 14:00 (Hand in) A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Attendance in lecture Approved – not approved
UiT Exams homepage

More info about the coursework requirements

Attendance in lectures (70%)

Re-sit examination

Students who do not pass the previous ordinary examination can gain access to a re-sit examination.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: REI-3013
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