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GIS: GIS in Tourism and Recreation

Course · 7.5 credits

Description

The course is about how GIS can be used as a tool to analyze and visualize how tourism can affect sensitive natural areas. The course covers regional statistics on tourism, mapping of valuable nature areas, ecological impact, and hiking trails, as well as analysis and planning for sustainable tourism.

In this course you will explore theoretical and practical concepts of sustainable tourism planning and how tourism can be planned using a GIS. Furthermore a simplified Tourism Decision Support System (TDSS) will be explored and how such a system can be linked to a GIS. This course includes practical and theoretical exercises regarding categorization of sensitivity for land exposed to tourism and how measurements regarding tourism impact can be measured in field and be analyzed and visualized in a GIS.

Course content

The course consists of the following practical and theoretical components:

  • Sustainable tourism; concepts, definitions and relations Handling and visualisation of regional tourist statistics
  • Ecological influence of tourism
  • Mapping and analysis of ecological sensitivity in natural areas
  • Mapping and analysis of hiking trails
  • Mapping of particularly valuable natural environments
  • Creation of a decision support system in GIS for planning and handling of tourism in sensitive natural areas
  • Assessment of decision support systems and creation of a foundation forplanning of sustainable tourism

Teaching methods

This course contains practical exercises using GIS as well as theoretical exercises and based on course literature and/or scientific articles.

 

Closed for applications

Application opportunities

Contact

Professor

David Tenenbaum

Email: david [dot] tenenbaum [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Entry to the course requires general entry requirements, English 6/B and 90 credits scientific studies, including 30 credits in GIS. Equivalent knowledge acquired in a different way, also gives admission to the course.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: Previous college/university studies (APAV): 100 %.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

How to prove your English proficiency – universityadmissions.se

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se

Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se

Apply

Start Spring Semester 2022

Mixed-time Lund, part time 50%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

17 January 2022 - 22 March 2022

Application

Can only be applied to within an educational programme.

Mixed-time Lund, part time 25%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

17 January 2022 - 5 June 2022

Application

Can only be applied to within an educational programme.

Start Spring Semester 2022

Mixed-time Lund, part time 50%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

23 March 2022 - 5 June 2022

Application

Can only be applied to within an educational programme.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

When to apply for studies

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
    Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
    Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
    Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
     
  • Get all your documents ready:
    - official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
    - official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
    - passport/ID (all applicants) and
    - proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
     
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

Svensk student? 
Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 14 375

First payment: SEK 14 375

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se

Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations