Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK)
International Tourism Development (B.A.).
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
An online Exam will be held. For this program you need to prepare a motivation video . The video is submitted as part of the exam. More instructions will be given to eligible applicants before the online exam.
About The Program
About The University
Not Required. The English proficiency will be assessed through the online exam.
Minimimum Academic Requirement
English Proficiency Requirement
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*50% Scholarship is possible from the second year.
If the student can complete at least 55 ECTS credits during the 1st academic year with at least 70% GPA. In addition, the student should belong to the best 20 % of all students in his/her class according to the weighted grade point average.
Do you dream of a career in tourism? Do you want to develop your English skills through your studies? The degree programme provides you with competence to support the competitiveness of tourism destinations and organisations in international tourism markets. You will develop knowledge of various tourism-related sectors and actors for boosting the growth of international tourism business.
You will gain a broad perspective of contemporary tourism industry and its development at destination and organisational level and develop competence in managing destinations as well as business operations in a multicultural, global environment. In this programme you learn to utilise the northern nature and its wonders to provide tourists with unforgettable experiences, especially in a marine and coastal environment. In addition to business studies, you explore tourism from different perspectives including responsibility, safety and security, law and well-being.
The language of tuition is English. The studies are implemented in co-operation with the tourism industry, i.e. a variety of service providers, sales intermediaries, authorities and associations. Teaching is carried out in different ways, according to the topic. There are contact lessons, e-learning, projects, visitor lectures and site visits. Students study in groups or individually.
As SAMK welcomes a lot of exchange students yearly, ther is guarantee for internationalisation at home as well as during the student’s exchange study or internship period abroad.
Your Studies Include
Boosting International Tourism
Managing Tourism Business Operations
Coastal and Maritime Tourism
Elective and Complementing Professional Studies
Research Studies, Thesis and Maturity Exam
Practical Training and Thesis
Besides the projects, students have a practical internship of 30 credits. This can be performed in Finland or abroad.
In thesis, the student demonstrates his or her ability to apply his or her knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies.
SAMK profiles itself as an industrial institution of higher education. SAMK’s profile is based on the needs of the area and SAMK focuses on education, research, innovation and development activities, which support industrial restructuring. Satakunta area has a versatile economic and industrial structure. Therefore, SAMK has to provide research and comprehensive study programmes in technology, business and administration and social and health care even in the future.
SAMK's primary vision is that all SAMK students will be employed.
Students are provided with the best possible skills for employment by education customized to the needs of the area, comprehensive co-operation with the employment market and an entrepreneurial attitude.
SAMK in figures (2017)
Degree students: c. 5,500
Degree students per towns: Pori 3,622, Rauma 1,344, Huittinen 454 and Kankaanpää 111
Students in open studies: c. 1,100
Staff members (year 2016): 378, with PhD or Licentiate degrees: 71
Bachelor degree programmes: 19
Master degree programmes: 9
Degree programmes in English: 10
Bachelor's degrees year (2016): 953
Master's degrees year (2016): 83
Degrees awarded totally: over 18,000
SAMK is number 1. when talking about the graduates’ employment among universities of applied sciences outside the metropole area (Employment statistics by Statistics Finland).
Extensive company collaboration
According to a national survey by the Federation of Finnish Enterprises the entrepreneurs in Satakunta region have the largest experience in student collaboration and they see Satakunta University of Applied Sciences increase the appeal of the region
Best quality in tuition
All graduates give annually their opinion on the quality of the tuition (OKM AVOP enquiry). During the years 2005–2016 SAMK has always been among the six best ones. Number one SAMK has been four times, the latest one 2016.
HSC GPA 3.0
12 Years Education with minimum of 50%
12 Years Education with minimum of 50%
HSSC 50% Marks minimum
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A-levels with 2 subject pass