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MScArts and Culture: Tourism and Culture

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,000 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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Tourism has developed into one of the prime industries in the global economy. According to the World Travel & Tourist Council, the tourism sector in pre-pandemic times supported 1 in 10 jobs on the planet. By combining historical, literary, art-historical, and other humanities approaches, and by integrating academic research with practical challenges, the MA Tourism and Culture will train you as an academic expert and an innovative professional in the field of cultural tourism.

Master’s programme in Tourism and Culture: something for you?

- The only Master’s in Cultural Tourism Studies in The Netherlands.
- International fieldwork at renowned academic institutes.
- Integration of academic research and practical on-the-job training through research projects, policy papers and workshops with public and commercial partners.
- Well-established contacts with leading players in the field of cultural tourism.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Tourism and Culture is taught at the Faculty of Arts. It has a course load of 60 EC* (one year). All courses are offered as academic seminars with about 15-30 students, from various disciplines and national backgrounds. The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

Depending on your own initiative and talents, this Master’s specialisation will help you to become (for example):

- a policymaker at a municipality
- a project leader at a heritage site
- a publicist for a lifestyle magazine or travel appendix of a newspaper
- a communication or education officer at a heritage site
- an entrepreneur developing new formats and tours

The combination of solid academic training and hands-on work experience in the field also offers outstanding preparation for journalistic, research, and policy functions in other fields than the tourism industry.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States