M.INC.TOUR.604: Tourist Behaviour

Learning outcome

An advanced study of human behaviour and its management in relation to tourism. The cross-cultural nature of international tourism. An evaluation of the methods used to manage tourist behaviour.
Students will be able to apply a diverse range of theoretical approaches to tourist behaviour and the management of that behaviour. They will understand fundamental concepts of tourist behaviour and be able to critically discuss the behavioural, social and economic nature of tourism.

Courses and examination

  • Tourist Behavior (Lecture, Exercise) Exam: Assignment (max. 5000 words)

Examination requirements:
Students are required to submit a term paper designed to be a first draft of a journal article. The best/most suitable papers will be prepared for submission to a tourism journal.
Students select a topic of their choice and apply an existing theory of human behaviour to a tourism context. During the course they give two presentations to the class and write these up as literature reviews. At the end of the semester they give a public, conference style, presentation on their topic. Marks are awarded for presentations and all written work.

Further details

  • Workload: 300h (182/118 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)
  • Admission requirements: None but students are expected to attend a workshop on writing a literature review organized by the LU Library Teaching and Learning sevices.
  • Recommended previous knowledge: None
  • Language: English
  • Person responsible for module: Dr. David Fisher
  • Course frequency: Each winter semester
  • Duration: One semester
  • Number of repeat examinations permitted: Twice
  • Recommended Semester: First to third semester
  • Maximum number of students: 10