• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Tourism comes with economic benefits, opportunities and threats for the businesses in and habitants of a tourism destination. In the Tourism Destination Management programme at Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), you will learn how to develop strategies for responsible socio-economic growth.

Tourism has developed into a dynamic and fast growing sector, creating an interdisciplinary field of study and research. The tourism industry offers economic benefits, growth and opportunities for people and businesses in destination areas. 

At the same time, matching demand - from tourists in the areas of origin - and supply - at the tourism destinations - remains a challenge.

Knowledge of the tourism destination

It is expected that a shift of power will take place from the tour operators in the areas of origin towards the suppliers of tourism products and services at the destination. This requires knowledge and expertise, which is closely interwoven with the destination areas themselves. 

The Master Tourism Destination Management is designed to contribute to this, focusing on practice, perspectives and policies of tourism management at destinations.

Study at four locations in the world

This programme offers you the opportunity to study at four different locations in the world. This way you will get many intercultural experiences and in-depth knowledge of tourism destinations. 

Each destination finds itself in a different stage of development. You will carry out research at three different destinations in Australia and South-East Asia. In previous years destinations were: Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Fiji.


Graduates of the Master Tourism Destination Management are entitled to the degree of Master of Arts and qualified for international policy and advisory positions, international management positions and research positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Marketing, Context and Trends 
  • Destination Stakeholder Management
  • Context Related Research
  • Research Process & Methods 
  • Destination Development, Finance and Organisation
  • Team Performance and Creative Leadership 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          English Language Requirements

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          General Requirements

          If you want to apply for this master, you should have a bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc., BBA, B Com), for example in the fields of tourism, hotel management, international business, management, economics, law, e-commerce, urban development, geography, social sciences or finance.

          Bachelor’s students with such a BBA degree are directly eligible if they meet the following criteria:

          • knowledge (bachelor’s level) of tourism planning and development
          • knowledge (bachelor’s level) of cross-cultural studies
          • academic skills at bachelor’s level (e.g. methods and researching techniques)

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            10102 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 10102 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
          • EU/EEA

            2083 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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          Living costs for Breda

          • 1100 - 1500 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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