Master's Programme Sustainable Regional and Destination Development

Curriculum (2022W)

Master of Science

Duration/ECTS-Credits
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study
Full-Time

Language
German

Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty
Faculty of Economics and Statistics

Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

ISCED-F
1015 Travel, Tourism and Leisure

Studienkennzahl
UC 066 996

Application
The first admission takes place at the UMIT TIROL and the second admission takes place at the LFUI. Tuition fees are to be paid at the UMIT TIROL. More Information (in German)

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Master's Programme Sustainable Regional and Destination Developmente gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Master's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Master's Programme Sustainable Regional and Destination Development, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2022W curriculum currently applies to the Master's Programme Sustainable Regional and Destination Development.

Information on the Curriculum (2022W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Requirements

Relevant bachelor's resp. diploma degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 5 ECTS-Credits: Methods of Data Analysis
  • 5 ECTS-Credits: Social and Economic Sciences

Supplementary examinations prescribed to compensate for substantial subject-related differences must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's degree programme.

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

The Entry Level Course Management is primarily aimed at first-year students who have not completed a relevant bachelor’s degree in economics.  Participation is recommended if the fundamentals of business administration have not yet been studied or if it has been too long ago. This introductory course should: 

  • provide an introduction or refresher to the fundamentals of business administration, with the content of this course focusing on teaching only those concepts that are required in this master's programme.
  • provide the opportunity to apply the basics to case studies and to consolidate the important concepts in discussions with fellow students and the course instructor.
  • make it possible to compare one’s own expectations with regard to the chosen study programme to the requirements.

The Entry Level Course Economics is primarily aimed at first-year students who have not completed a relevant bachelor’s degree in economics.  Participation is recommended if the fundamentals of economics have not yet been studied or if it has been too long ago. This introductory course should:

  • provide an introduction or refresher to the fundamentals of economics and an insight into the fundamental methods used in economics,
  • support students early on to deal with important political problems of our society: climate change, inequality, wealth creation or innovation,
  • provide the opportunity to develop analytical skills with data and to understand, reason and formulate views on important issues facing our society in discussions with fellow students and the course instructor,
  • make it possible to compare one's own expectations with regard to the chosen study programme with the requirements.


The basic literature discussed is the textbook “Economy, Society and Public Policy” for the introduction to economics. “Doing Economics” is additional textbook, which contains date-based case studies that can be worked on with Excel or R. All case studies offer students the opportunity to gain practical experience with real data. Both textbooks are accessible at www.core-econ.org (open access). You are welcome to read it before the course begins.

5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Regional Economics
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Environmental Economics
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Destination Research and -marketing
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Introduction to Destination Research
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Fundamentals of Data Analysis
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Special Data Analysis Methods

5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Sustainability and Behaviour
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Change-Management
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Good Scientific Practice 
   2.5 ECTS-Credits: AG Research Concept
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
22.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

Minor

Within the scope of the Master’s Programme, a Minor corresponding to 30 ECTS-Credits may be passed.

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:
https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/angebot/wahlpakete/

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Defensio Dates:

  • 15.12.2023
  • 26.01.2024
  • 08.03.2024
  • 24.05.2024
  • 05.07.2024
  • 27.09.2024

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

ABCDE
Austrian grading scheme Definition %-age
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance 42.8= 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors 41.6
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 12.7
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria 2.9
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021


Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Examination Dates (in German only)

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