Project-oriented Module 2: Project 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

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


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


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


  • in independently planning and implementing projects in a tourism context
  • in communicating research findings clearly to non-specialist audiences and providing counselling on tourism issues.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examProject-oriented Module 2: Project in a Tourism Organisation
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal written examination in: Project-oriented Module 2: Project in a Tourism Organisation (Projektorienteret forløb 2: Projekt i en turismeorganisation)

The student must submit a project report for assessment.

The project must be on topic relevant to the host organization and related to one or more central disciplinary areas of the Tourism programme. The project report is comprised of three elements, must be prepared individually and must not exceed 20 pages in total.

1. The first element must introduce the project and identify the central issues that are addressed. It must include a critical discussion of theories and/or studies which have dealt with similar or otherwise relevant issues and present a problem formulation.

2. In the second element, the student must explain the methodological framework, including description of data and/or sources, reflection on methods of analysis, as well as relevant ethical and practical issues.

3. The third element comprises the project’s analysis and conclusions. This element must include discussion of the results of the analysis in relation to the problem formulation. The conclusion must include reflections on how the host institution could use the findings of the project.

Finally, the student must revise and join all three elements in one coherent project report to be submitted for a combined assessment.
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 forløb 2: Projekt i en turismeorganisation
Module codeKATOU2311
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