Taught course

Tourism and Culture (specialisation)

Institution
Radboud University · Faculty of Arts
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  1. A completed Bachelor's degree with Bachelor thesis
    in Archaeology, Art History, History, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Philosophy, Liberal Arts or a related discipline.
  2. Proficiency in English
    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
    • A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based), and all subscores ≥22
    • A IELTS score of ≥6.5, and all subscores ≥6,5
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
    • successful completion of a Bachelor's programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America

* Applicants are considered to be a native speaker of English if they are from Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Master's specialisation in Tourism and Culture focuses on managing the challenges and opportunities of the rapid growth of tourism. This programme takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining a number of topics within the humanities. By combining historical, literary, art-historical and other disciplinary approaches, and by integrating academic research with practical challenges, this Master’s specialisation will train you to become an academic expert in cultural tourism.


This programme is unique in the Netherlands, and combines the world of academic research with practical, on-the-job training. You will also benefit from Radboud's extensive network in the field of cultural tourism, allowing you to opportunities for international fieldwork at renowned academic institutes.


What will you learn?

  • Gain a theoretical background of the role of culture in tourism throughout history
  • Understand the role of tradition in tourism, and the potential problems that may arise
  • Gain valuable practical skills to bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Learn how to design, conduct and present your own research

Career prospects
As an academic expert in cultural tourism, you will be able to offer a creative, critical and well-informed contribution to the tourism industry and the cultural sector. Graduates could find work in a variety of areas:

  • Policy maker
  • Project leader at heritage sites
  • Publicist for a lifestyle magazine
  • Travel journalist
  • Communication or education officer
  • Entrepreneur

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 2,143
International students
EU € 2,143 Non EU € 11,471

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at our website.

Radboud Scholarship Programme

Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,143). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Orange Tulip Scholarship

Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,143). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Funds

Students who receive either the Radboud Scholarship or the Orange Tulip Scholarship are eligible for an additional grant to assist with study costs. The grant consists of 2,500 euros paid in 10 instalments throughout the year.

Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships

Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.

Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship

Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.

DIKTI-Neso Scholarships

Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.

Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)

Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.

Holland Scholarship Programme

Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.

Dutch Student Finance

EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Study Information
Email
study-information@ru.nl