Project-oriented Module 1: Professional Learning and Competence Development


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

The module is based on an internship in a tourism-related organisation abroad or in Denmark, which must be of a duration of at least three 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 Tourism programme.

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

Learning objectives


  • working practices and professional conduct in a tourism-related organisation
  • career pathways within tourism and related sectors.


  • adjusting to the work environment and culture of a tourism-related organisation
  • communicating knowledge and applying skills and competences from one or more disciplinary areas of the programme to create value for a tourism-related organisation
  • identifying areas for professional competence development and formulating career goals.


  • working in a professional manner with colleagues and other partners, thus contributing to the operation and development of a tourism organisation
  • independently and collaboratively planning and completing work tasks in a tourism- related context
  • reflecting on employability and planning future development in relation to a career in  tourism or a related sector.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examProject-oriented Module 1: Professional Learning and Competence Development
Type of exam
Written exam

The student must submit the following documents to pass this examination:

• Host Institution Statement describing work tasks and activities in a tourism organization.
• A Professional Learning and Competence Development Report which does not exceed 5 pages.

The report must:

A) Reflect on the internship experience and how the student has developed their knowledge, skills and professional competences
B) Formulate personal learning goals that identify areas for knowledge, skill or competence development and next steps towards a career in tourism or a related sector.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
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 1: Professionel læring og kompetenceudvikling
Module codeKATOU2310
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