M.Sc. On Campus

Tourism Development and Culture

24 months
15461 EUR/year
7637 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Tourism Development and Culture at Lund University provides an excellent opportunity for those new to tourism to engage and attain a broad grasp of the subject as well as a deep and analytical insight into aspects of tourism development, culture and related industries.


This Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Tourism Development and Culture is an exciting and innovative new programme offered by the University of Glasgow (Dumfries Campus), the University of Malta, Lund University (Sweden) and the University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal). You will graduate with a joint degree awarded by the relevant partners. 

By studying with a combination of these partners, you will be taught by world-class experts in the areas of social science analysis of tourism, heritage, business innovation and sustainability. You will also have the opportunity to attend a 10 day summer school at Wageningen University (Netherlands) with a focus on the environment and tourism.

Programme structure

The programme is structured around a series of mobility periods across two years where you study at a combination of these partner universities, taking a mix of core and optional courses. Teaching is delivered via mix of lectures and seminars, with guest lectures and opportunities for work placements. 

The final mobility period will be spent at one of the semester 3 partners (University Institute of Lisbon or Lund University) under the supervision of a team from at least two universities. The programme also includes an optional two-week summer school at Wageningen University (Netherlands) at the end of year 1.

Career prospects 

As a graduate, you will be well equipped to find work in the tourism, cultural and heritage industries, both in the public and private sector. Potential employers include national and local government, agencies such as tourism departments, museums and heritage attractions, the travel and hotel industries, business consultancies and media organisations. It may be possible to transfer your acquired skills into other related professions such as planning or organisational sustainability. There will also be opportunities for teaching at schools, colleges and universities for qualified teachers, as well as research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Heritage interpretation and development
  • Tourism and regional development.
  • Cities of culture
  • Cultural tourism and the European dimension
  • Sustainability in service organisations
  • Large event and event management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduates with a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. a Grade Point Average of 75%) in the following subject areas; social sciences or humanities, or management & business.
  • Students with Postgraduate Degrees will not be accepted for Scholarship places.
  • For Scholarship Applicants only - confirmation of IELTS 6.5 (with no subset less than 6.0) or equivalent (if English is not a Student’s first language or s/he did not study her/his undergraduate degree in an English speaking country, as recognised by the UK Home Office) must be submitted by the Scholarship application deadline. Scholarship applications will not be considered without this.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15461 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15461 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7637 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7637 EUR per year during 24 months.

UK/EU: £6833 or €7637 per annum (2 year programme)

International: £13833 or €15461 per annum (2 year programme)

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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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Tourism Development and Culture
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