Cultural Heritage in Sustainable Destination Development 2019/2020 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2019, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 30 September 2019

End date: 3 November 2019

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-52320 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Visby

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry Requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the social sciences or the humanities. This prerequisite may be replaced by Introduction to Sustainable Destination Development.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

The course gives students knowledge on how cultural heritage is produced, discussed and used on different social arenas. A central perspective of the course is the performativity of cultural heritage, i.e. how cultural heritage with its materiality, narratives and aesthetical expressions can be used as a resource to e.g. create distinctive characters and increase the attraction of specific places. Based on current research in ethnology and the cultural and social sciences, we will discuss cultural heritage processes in fields such as world heritage, museums, traditions and material culture. Another perspective illuminates cultural heritage policy and normative cultural heritage conceptions. The course increases the students' proficiency in relating cultural heritage production and its consequences to questions about how social and cultural sustainability is done, understood and achieved with a specific focus on current tourism and destination development.

More information


Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 631, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2285

Fax: 018-471 7029


Director of Studies, advanced level


Course Director Camilla Asplund Ingemark