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MasterCultural Geography and Tourism

Learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment.

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Something for you?

  • This Master's prepares you as a full-fledged academic in this field and as such is unique in the Netherlands.
  • Although the foundation of this specialisation is geographical, our approach to this theme is highly multidisciplinary to include related fields.
  • You will conduct your Master’s thesis research in the framework of a research internship at an organisation active in a field related to tourism.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission and application
The thing I liked the most about this Master's programme is the way in which it challenged you to actually make a connection between theoretical perspectives and practical examples.
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What will you learn

In this Master's specialisation, you will explore the meaning of places in a highly mobile global society. In this society, people develop and cherish feelings of attachment and belonging not just with the places where they live and work, but also increasingly with the places they visit as a traveller and tourist. You will investigate the sociospatial consequences for these places and for the people who inhabit and visit them. This specialisation is offered in cooperation with Wageningen University.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

Our graduates are prepared for a career in a dynamic and international field, such as:

  • Landscape or city planner at a government agency
  • Region or city branding and marketing
  • Managing sustainable tourism
  • Consultant at a development agency
  • Researcher at a research institute

After your studies


To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • What are the economic effects of large events (e.g. four day march in Nijmegen)?
  • How sustainable are 'sustainable' forms of tourism?
  • What is the role of social media in the development of tourism?
  • What is the relationship between tourists and indigenous people?

Questions about this programme?

Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.


Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.