12 months
11900 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree in Tourism, Culture and Society at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Explore the world through the study of tourism. Why do people travel? What role do media play in tourism industry? It’s all about understanding the interplay between tourism, culture and cociety.


This Tourism, Culture and Society programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam is interdisciplinary and combines research from the academic disciplines of sociology, cultural economics and media studies.

Career prospectives

  • You will be an in-demand professional who works for governments or (inter)national organisations in the domains of tourism, heritage or culture. 
  • Create solutions for today's tourist industry.

Programme Structure

  • The courses in this programme will centre around the sociology and economics of cultural tourism; cultural heritage studies and heritage management. After completion of the required courses, you are free to choose electives that enable you to delve deeper into the subjects that you are most interested in. 
  • You will complete the master’s programme with a thesis, where you are challenged to combine and apply the theoretical knowledge that you acquired with a topic of your own choice. There is also the possibility to write your thesis within an institution. In this way, you will leave university with some valuable experience in the labour market already!

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

  • At least a bachelor's degree from a recognised Dutch university programme with a good overall result, or an equivalent qualification from an international institution.
  • Training in arts and culture studies, sociology or another relevant background in the social sciences or humanities, at university level.
  • Academic training in qualitative research methods is desirable.
  • We are also looking for a sustained and well-documented interest in the cultural or tourism sector, as evidenced by academic training or practical experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • €11,900 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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