Master Place, Culture and Tourism
Explore all dimensions of tourism

Study programme

The tourism sector has grown into one of the most important industries in today's world economy. Cities, regions and nations are involved in a non-stop competition for the favours of global tourism flows. The field has become more and more diverse, as a result of ongoing processes of globalization and digitization. As an increasing amount of people is able and eager to travel across the globe, different cultures around the world become interconnected. This calls for new professionals in culture and tourism, who possess the knowledge and skills to anticipate and understand the global dynamics between societies, cultures, media and tourism.

Exploring all dimensions of tourism

In this master, you focus on questions such as:

  • How can we disclose cultural heritage sites to international tourism in an environmentally and community friendly way?

  • Which opportunities and challenges does the tourist industry pose for indigenous communities?
  • How do the history of tourism and our colonial heritage resonate in contemporary tourist practices?
  • How have globalization and the emergence of digital technologies affected tourism and other types of mobility?

In this programme, you will build upon a wide range of disciplines and innovative perspectives on tourism. You will develop your expertise by adopting different ways of looking at problems, finding creative solutions, providing advice and even implementing policy or organizational changes in the tourism industry. While looking at today's challenges, you will always keep in mind, and keep track of, the wider historical or contemporary socio-cultural context.

Study programme

Below you can find the Study Programme. The master's programme can also be followed part time.

To find more information about a course, you can enter the course code in the university's Course Guide.

    • Term 1

    • Term 2

    • Term 3

      • Within ESHCC: 

        • Master PCT:
        • Master ACS: 
          • Arts Education - CC4017
          • Art Today: Aesthetic and Sociological Convergences - CC4025
        • Master CEE:
          • The Changing Social and Economic Position of Arts in Society: a Combined Economic, Sociological and Historic Approach - CC4121
          • Cultural Management - CC4105
          • International Art Markets - CC4117
          • Museums in Context - CC4122
          • Economics of Fashion, Design and Architecture - CC4119
        • Master History:
          • Heritage and Fashion -CH4128
            Students can only choose one among Economics of Fashion, Design and Architecture (CC4119) and Heritage and Fashion (CH4128) 
        • Master Media & Communication:
          • Marketing, Media and Entertainment - CM4307
          • Media Policies and Markets - CM4491
          • Media Entrepreneurship - CM4503
          • Creative Labour - CM4501
            Application procedure: contact ESHCC-MC programme coordinator Vera Dullemond. Please note: limited number available (approx. 3 students per course)

        Other electives:

        Electives other universities:

        • Requests to the Examination Board
          • Students can request special arrangements with the ESHCC Examination Board. You may do so by submitting your request in OSIRIS Student. Go to externaland open Cases/My cases, select the correct request type and complete the form. The Examination Board’s processes these requests based on the information provided in OSIRIS Student and works with a response time of four to six weeks.
          • Please note: correspondence with EUR students is limited to e-mail to student accounts (
        • Request elective
          • Many study programmes contain an elective space in which students may choose the courses they wish to take. All study programmes list approved standard options on their website. Please review this list carefully. If you wish to take an elective that is not listed (within or outside the Erasmus University), you need to ask for permission from the Examination Board. You may submit a request here. Please consider the following:
          • The elective course should be of the appropriate study level (e.g. BA-2/3 or MA)
          • Check for possible overlap in course schedules.
          • Being granted permission from the Examination Board does not equal access to elective course. That is the prerogative of the hosting faculty and/or university. Contact this faculty as soon as possible.
    • Term 4