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Høst 2022

BED-2063 Sustainable Arctic Tourism - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Handelshøgskolen ved UiT

Type of course

This course can be taken as a singular course.

The course requires the presence on the campus that provides instruction in the subject. The course is not suitable for students who can not attend lessons, group work and the like.

Course contents

This course (BED-2063) introduces Arctic tourism as an industry sector as well as a research field. The course presents and critically evaluates the tourism-general ideas and practices in relation to the newly emerged Arctic tourism. Approaching from environmental, political, socio-cultural, and economic perspectives, the students will be presented with theories and practices of tourism sector in general and Arctic tourism in comparative settings. The students will subsequently be invited and encouraged to join in critical discussions and evaluations of the theories and practices for sustainable tourism in Arctic destinations. These activities are combined with assessments of this course.

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Application code 2199.

Students, who have completed at least (80 ECTS) in one of the following disciplines: Business, Management, Marketing, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Electrical engineering, Physics, Health, Energy, Fisheries or Biotechnology.

Objective of the course


Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate is expected


Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate is expected


Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate is expected

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course is offered as an ordinary course on the university campus. Students are required to be present on campus, as the course requires the students´ active participation into the course activities that are compulsory (i.e., group assignments, discussions, and analyses). The teaching consists of lectures, group work, presentations, and discussions.

The schedule for BED-2063 offers the information on where and when lectures, group work, and presentations will take place.

The teaching plan will be available in Canvas before the start of the semester.

The student is responsible for obtaining the information given during the class-room activities, which is not given on different settings (e.g., online).



Students are required to have read the literature as indicated in the lecture plan before attending the lecture. This will make the student better prepared to ask questions and to interact actively in the in-class discussions. In the first and second lectures, the students will be divided into groups for the assignment and presentation.


The students will be offered consultation time. More detailed information is made available on Canvas. Students are advised to prepare questions/issues that needs discussing before the meeting.

Date for examination

Off campus exam hand in date 01.12.2022

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