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Joint studies

Cross-selectable courses


Our cross-selectable courses offer our students an opportunity to expand their special know-how by taking part in a tourism course that is offered at another MTI institution (the University of Lapland, Lapland UAS, LTC) and that has been designated a cross-selectable course. Cross-selectable courses are open to all MTI students.

The courses designated ‘cross-selectable’ have been chosen as such precisely because they add to the course offerings of the MTI institutions. For example, a university student may enhance his or her practical skills on an LTC course on the topic. Or a student at LTC can attend a course at the University to gain some theoretical background for the practical skills he or she is working to acquire. Lapland UAS, for its part, offers all students courses that seamlessly combine practice and theory.

Cross-selectable studies also function as a good bridge for continuing one’s studies to the next level: not only do you get to see what courses are like at other academic levels but you complete parts of a possible future degree in the process.



Students can complete certain courses as such at the other schools in MTI. Efforts have been made to make schedules for these courses that will allow as many students as possible to participate in them. Teaching on cross-selectable courses is always organized in accordance with the curricula and teaching practices at the host institution. You receive more detailed directions and schedules when you register for the courses.

When you have completed a course, you can include it in your degree. Please see more detailed information on course credit on the subpage.


Registration and studying

Studies offered in academic year 2017-2018 are open for registration during 15.5.-31.8.2017! See more info from registration site.

After registration you receive more detailed information on completing the studies. After you have finished the course please provide the student services/the office at your own school with a transcript of successfully completed courses to get the credits registered in the system. The student's path from registration to credit transfer is illustrated in the picture below. 




Cross-selectable courses in academic year 2017-2018

(Only the courses taught in English are listed here. Courses given in Finnish can be found on our Finnish web pages)

Lapland University of Applied Sciences

R801D22A Managing Human Resources
Schedule: 11.9. 12.30-14.00 o'clock, 23.10. and 30.-31.10. 12.30-16.00 o'clock, 6.11. 10.15-14.00 o'clock, 10.11. 9.15-12.15 o'clock, 13.11., 15.11. and 20.11. 12.30-16.00 o'clock, 24.11. 9.15-12.15 o'clock, 27.11. 12.30-16.00 o'clock, 28.11. 9.15-16.00 o'clock, 1.12. 10.15-11.45 o'clock, 9.12. 9.15-11.00 o'clock.
Aim: The student knows how to manage human resources in tourism related SMEs offering meaningful experience products. He/she understands the contents of human resource management (HRM)functions and methods and learns to implement them in practice. The student is familiar with the essential labour legislation and knows the main collective labour agreements that concernthe tourism field andis able to applythem in practice.
Contents: The student:
•knows the main principles of HRM from a SME perspective inthe tourism field
•can recognise the requirements for HRM practices derived from co-creating meaningful experiences
•is able to act as a superior/supervisor in the tourism related SMEs
•has a command of labour law and employment contract issues and agreements related to the tourism field
•has a command of HRM functions e.g. staff planning, staff acquisition, introduction training
•learns to apply HRM related ICT-tool in practice
Methods: The specified timetable of the learning process is planned together with the working life and given at the beginning of the study unit.
To have this course accepted, the student must pass all given assignments. All the assignments have to be done according to the given instructions and returned by the deadline.
1.Solving labor law and job contract issue Case-assigments 50 %
2.Assignment 50 %
3.Maraplan-assignment/exam is compulsory to pass.
4.Self- and peer evaluation is compulsory.

University of Lapland   

YMAT1211 Cultural and Social Studies of Tourism 5 cr
Schedule: 14.3. 10.00-12.00 o'clock, 19.3. 16.00-18.00 o'clock, 21.3. and 28.3. 14.00-16.00 o'clock, 5.4. and 13.4. 12.00-14.00 o'clock and 27.4. 12.00-16.00 o'clock.
After completion the course the student is able to
• use the perspectives of sociology and cultural studies for understanding the social, cultural, and ethical meanings related to tourism, travelling and other mobilities and hospitalities both locally and globally
• make critical judgements of tourism development and business solutions
• be creative in the field of social and cultural innovations related to the tourism industry.
Cultural and social studies, academic pedagogy, authenticity, indigeneity, identity, class, sports, the body, gender, hospitality, work, leisure, community, event, dwelling, design, neighboring, conclusion, tourism studies, politics.
Multiform teaching and learning in class and in Optima: Lectures (16 h); independent and guided studying and writing assignments; a learning diary (115 h); a closing webinar (4 h).
Active participation in discussions and small class assignments, an individual written assignment on the chosen theme and its presentation in the concluding seminar.

YMAT1220 Current Issues in Tourism 1-10 op
This course includes short courses. More details behind this link.

Study data systems

Lapland University of Applied Sciences

SoleOPS (course descriptions)

University of Lapland