Tourism and Culture
Keuzegids 2022 masters

Master's specialisationTourism and Culture

By combining historical, literary, art-historical and other humanities approaches, and by integrating academic research with practical challenges, Tourism and Culture will train you as an academic expert and an innovative professional.

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  • The first Master’s in Cultural Tourism Studies in The Netherlands
  • Integration of academic research and practical on-the-job training 
  • Well-established contacts with leading players in the field of cultural tourism
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements
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What will you learn

Municipalities, heritage centers, publishers and travel organisations are increasingly looking for academically trained professionals who can creatively and critically reflect on tourism as a cultural phenomenon and who can provide tourists with enticing ideas and well-informed stories. This master’s specialisation will train you to analyse and critically reflect on contemporary trends in tourism and heritage management, focusing on the challenges and opportunities of (for instance) dark tourism, film-induced tourism, sustainable tourism and 'bubble tourism' in times of travel restrictions. Enriched with a long-term historical perspective and developing projects with and for public and commercial partners, you will not only acquire the academic knowledge and practical skills to work in the field, but also to change and reinvent the field.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

A substantial number of alumni of Tourism and Culture currently work in the tourism and heritage sector. This programme also prepares you for jobs in journalism, research and policy functions in other fields than the tourism industry. Other alumni work in different fields in related jobs.

Career prospects


The fascinating interaction between literary and (audio)visual representations of what tourists want to see, what the tourism industry wants tourists to see, what tourist actually experience and how their behaviour is perceived by host societies is one of the recurrent themes in our discussions.

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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.