Tourism Development


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module is a problem-based research project on the theme of ‘Tourism Development’.


Learning objectives


  • of theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches to tourism development
  • of relevant research literature within one or more topics related to tourism development.


  • in formulating  a clearly defined problem within the chosen topic area that has academic and practical relevance
  • in critically reviewing and reflecting on relevant research literature, sources of information, theories and concepts
  • in using appropriate digital tools to locate, access, evaluate, utilise and cite diverse information sources
  • in developing and applying an appropriate methodological approach to collect relevant empirical material
  • in producing a critical and clear analysis of empirical material, using relevant theories and concepts
  • in reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the project, as well as potential applications and/or implications of the project’s findings for tourism stakeholders such as business, government, NGOs or civil society.


  • in designing and managing research projects independently
  • in collaborating with others to achieve goals, giving and receiving constructive feedback and drawing on partners’ knowledge and skills
  • in upholding high standards in relation to research ethics, data collection, storage and processing
  • in reflecting on work processes, collaborative dynamics and learning
  • in relating topic specific knowledge and research findings to broader academic and practical debates within the subject areas covered in 7th and 8th semester.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examTourism Development
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
An external combined written and oral examination in: Tourism Development.

The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student(s), the examiner and the external examiner on the basis of a project report prepared by the student(s). The project report is prepared on the basis of the students’ own choice of subject area within one or a number of the central disciplinary areas of the programme.

The project report will be viewed as the joint responsibility of the group. The project report must not exceed 25 pages per student in a group or 30 pages if the report was prepared by one student. The report must include a reflection on the research and project writing process, including collaboration and communication within the group, and learning outcomes.

Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for grading and announcement of result, up to a maximum total of 110 minutes for groups and 30 minutes for individual examinations. The stipulated time intervals include grading and announcement of result.

Re-examinations will be held according to the rules in force on group examinations as stipulated in the Examination Order.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTurismeudvikling
Module codeKATOU2205
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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