Master'sCultural 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.
Something for you?
- This Master's prepares you as a full-fledged academic in this field and its focus 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.
- To relate your academic research with the practical field, 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.
Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.Admission and application
If you have determined that you can be admitted with your previous education, you can apply via Studielink.Apply now
What will you learn
The experience of places is key in tourism. In this Master's specialisation, you will explore the meaning and experience of places are how places are being made. You will investigate how tourists experience places and how tourism is experienced by the people living and working at these places, to make tourism and touristic places economically, culturally, socially as well as ecologically more sustainable and valuable for all involved. This includes topical issues like over-tourism, dark tourism, community tourism, green tourism, heritage tourism, touristic encounters, tourism planning, etc. This specialisation is offered in close cooperation with Wageningen University.Study programme
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
- Placemaker or eventmanager
- Region or city branding and marketing
- Managing sustainable tourism
- Consultant at a development agency
- Researcher at a research institute
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?
- Main language
- Study duration
- 1 years (60 EC)
- Starting months
- Contact hours
- Programme format
- Dual, Full time
- Master of Science, specialisation of Human Geography
Nijmegen School of Management
- CROHO code
Questions about this programme?
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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.Tuition