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Høst 2021

REI-3013 Indigenous Heritages in Tourism - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

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.

Course contents

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.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

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)

Objective of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge: the student

Skills: the student

Competence: the student

Language of instruction


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.


Coursework: The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam: 70% attendance in the lectures

Assessment and exam: the exam will consist of

The exam will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grade A-E for passed and F for failed.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Date for examination

Written home exam hand in date 25.11.2021

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Lectures Autumn 2021