Is this the programme you're looking for?
Do you want to explore the world through the study of tourism? And do you want to learn how you can contribute to developing tourism in a more sustainable manner? Then the master specialisation Tourism, Culture and Society at Erasmus University Rotterdam is the programme for you!
Key Facts & Figures
- Mode of study
- Instruction language
- 1 year
- Study points (EC)
- Campus Woudestein
- Start date
- Application Deadline (EEA)
- 15 May
The study programme in a nutshell
The interdisciplinary master specialisation Tourism, Culture and Society approaches the tourism industry from a multi-disciplinary perspective, based on a combination of sociology, cultural studies, heritage and media studies. As a student, you will learn to find creative solutions and think constructively about developments within the tourism industry. In addition, you will gain knowledge to understand the global dynamics between societies, cultures, and tourism.
''I feel this fulfillment of me actually growing and expanding my academic skills.''
What you will learn
- Understand the interplay between culture, media, society, and tourism;
- to combine insights from the academic disciplines of Sociology, Media Studies and Cultural Studies;
- to find creative solutions and think constructively about developments within the tourism industry;
- to collaborate in a diverse and international study environment;
- boost your knowledge on different aspects of tourism, both in theory and in practice, with a combination of seminars, workshops, and fieldtrips.
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Career opportunities after graduation
As a graduate of this master specialisation, you will be an in-demand professional with a sensitivity to the interplay between culture, society, and tourism. Your broad theoretical knowledge will make you an eligible candidate for many positions, including: city marketeer, policy maker, consultant or researcher. Many organizations are looking for candidates like you, such as governments, tourism commissions, travel agencies, museums, and festivals. But you can also start your own business in the field of cultural and/or media tourism.