Tourism Studies - Independent Research Project

7.5 credits

The course is intended to give the student greater ability to carry out independent work in the field of tourism studies, in a systematic and methodical way. It will also give the ability to draw up and present to clients the results of an independent theoretical- or field work, both internal and external.The specific subject to be studied is choosen together with a tutor, as is relevant literature.


The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.

The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.

In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.