Project-oriented Module in a Tourism Organisation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Only students who have passed examinations in the Master’s programme in Tourism corresponding to at least 20 ECTS can be enrolled in this module.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

For students who have chosen the specialisation in Global Tourism Development or Arctic Studies, module examinations must be set within this area and approved by the specialisation responsible.

The module comprises two parts. Part 1 is a prerequisite for enrollment in part 2.

Part 1: Work tasks and activities in a tourism organisation, a professional learning and competency development report, and an early career plan.

Part 2: A project report.

The project-oriented module must take place in a tourism organisation abroad or in Denmark and must be of a duration of at least four months, full-time (equivalent to 37 hours per week), during which time the student will work with issues that are relevant to the central disciplinary areas of the programmes.

Students’ project-oriented module, including work tasks, must be approved in advance by the study board.

Learning objectives


  • working practices and professional conduct in a tourism organisation
  • theories, concepts and methods from one or more disciplinary areas of the programme in relation to contemporary challenges and work tasks in a tourism organisation.


  • formulating a clearly defined problem within the chosen topic area that has academic and practical relevance for the host organisation
  • providing a critical review and discussion of relevant research literature; explaining and critically reflecting on relevant theories and concepts
  • developing and applying an appropriate methodological approach to collect relevant empirical material and analyse the problem
  • undertaking a critical and clear analysis of empirical material in connection with the investigation of the chosen problem
  • evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the project and identifying potential applications and/or implications of the project’s findings for the host organisation.


  • working in a professional manner with colleagues and other partners, thus contributing to the operation and development of a tourism organisation
  • independently planning and implementing projects in a tourism context
  • communicating research findings clearly to non-specialist audiences and providing counselling on tourism development issues
  • reflecting on professional competencies and planning future development in relation to a career in tourism.

Type of instruction

Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.

Extent and expected workload



Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • 1. Documentation of the internship by a host institution statement describing work tasks and activities.
  • 2. A professional learning and competency development report (maximum 3 pages).
  • 3. An early career plan (maximum 3 pages) which identifies early career goals, areas for competency development and next steps towards a career in tourism.


Name of examProject-oriented Module in a Tourism Organisation: Project report
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal written examination based on: Project-oriented Module in a Tourism Organisation: Project report (Projektorienteret forløb i en turismeorganisation)

In order to complete the examination, the student must submit a project report for assessment. The project report must be prepared individually and must not exceed 20 pages.

The project report must be on a topic of relevance for the host organisation and relate to the central disciplinary areas of the Tourism programme.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProjektorienteret modul i en turismeorganisation
Module codeKATOU2010
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities