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Høst 2023

REI-3016 Quantitative methods - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for reiseliv og nordlige studier

Type of course

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

Course contents

This course will provide insights into the application of quantitative methods in social research in general and tourism studies in particular. The course will provide the student with the necessary skills to carry out a small-scale study using quantitative data.

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

Students should obtain the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge: the student should have

Skills: the student should be able to

Competence: the student should be able to

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 140 hours.

Teaching will consist of eight lectures (3x45), which include student involvement in classroom discussions, group and individual tasks and exercises with PC software.

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