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
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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.