12 months
14900 EUR/year
2205 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the MA track of Management of Cultural Diversity at Tilburg University is, first, to equip students with the necessary expertise, tools, and skills to analyze cases of cultural diversity in organizations and societal fields like education, health care, the labor market, and arts and culture.

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Second, based on such an analysis, they will be able to design management interventions to neutralize risks and to tap into the advantages of cultural diversity. The Management of Cultural Diversity at Tilburg University is about the impact of globalization and intercultural communication and the collaboration between people with different cultural backgrounds and world views. 

Become an expert in managing a culturally diverse workforce within companies and organizations. Work on policies solving important societal challenges, such as equal opportunities in the labor market and the participation of refugees in society. Learn to develop cooperation strategies for the customers of organizations, and for citizens with diverse life-styles, identities, orientations, and world views.

Program and courses

Learn how to neutralize the risks and take advantage of the opportunities presented by cultural diversity. Understand and manage important organizational and societal challenges, such as:

  • How are production and service delivery affected when people from all parts of the world come together to communicate and work in a company?
  • Do people with different backgrounds get equal opportunities in the labor market? If not, how can we achieve equal opportunities?
  • What needs to be done to allow refugees to get a job and perform well in their new positions?
  • What happens to expats when sent abroad with their families to represent their company? What affects their well-being?

Internationally oriented, with a combination of methods from sociology, psychology, human resource management, and sociolinguistics.

Career prospects

Because of the explicit international orientation you can expect to find a job in a variety of countries within Europe and beyond. Either focus on management of a culturally diverse workforce within companies and organizations (for-profit and non-profit) or work on policy development and implementation regarding issues of cultural diversity in society within governmental organizations or NGOs.

Graduates started for example as:

  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Human resource advisor
  • Organization advisor
  • Policy advisor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Identity and Diversity (MCD)
  • MCD Intro Course
  • Cultural Diversity Management (IC)
  • Cultural Diversity Policies (IC)
  • MCD Research Practical

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are certainly eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as general  Culture Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Religious Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Business Studies, HR Studies, Organization Studies.
  • However, the academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.
  • You need to demonstrate proficiency in English.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      14900 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 14900 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2205 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2205 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

    Living costs for Tilburg

    700 - 1100 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD)
    • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of partner universities of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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