Natural Heritage in Sustainable Destination Development 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2020, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 2 November 2020

End date: 6 December 2020

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-52330 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 builds on a broad definition of nature as a cultural environment created through an interaction between man and nature. Environments are spatially connected and central perspectives in this course cover questions of the commercial use and reuse of the environment-as-resource within green tourism and destination development in widely different fields such as museums, national parks, eco-tourism and summerhouse tourism. Based on fields of research such as ethnology, human ecology, cultural geography and anthropology, aspects of environmental law are observed where normative value patterns, visual presentations and narratives reflect the social and cultural dimensions of nature. The course gives students proficiency in using interdisciplinary perspectives about how relations between man and environment influence social and cultural sustainability, understood and achieved with a 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


Director of Studies, advanced level


Course Director Camilla Asplund Ingemark