Tourism Destination Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

Focus

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 (tourists) and supply (destinations) remains a challenge. The position of the destination areas is becoming more and more important. This master in Tourism Destination Management from NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences is designed to contribute to this, focusing on practice, perspectives and policies of tourism management at destinations.

Your career?

This master’s programme offers graduates the required qualifications for international managerial and consultancy positions with private, public or non-profit organisations in the tourism sector. Graduates qualify for international:

- management positions

- consultancy positions

- policy and advisory positions

- research positions

    If you are interested in studying at NHTV Breda, you can contact the university, to schedule a Skype meeting with a NHTV student. 

Accreditation

This master's programme is accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). 

Programme Structure

Phases

The curriculum is subdivided into three phases. The first phase in Breda, with a clear emphasis on theory, is considered to be the preparation for the second phase which will take place on three different types of tourism destinations. This second phase has a focus on the tourism practice under different circumstances and you will work in international student research teams. In the final phase, the dissertation is written in which practice and theory should be brought together and in which is strived towards new insights, theories or generalisations.

Phase 1 - Theory in Breda

Phase 2 - Practice at three different types of tourism destinations around the world

Phase 3 - Dissertation (Final Thesis)

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    80

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Academic 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 developmentknowledge (bachelor’s level) of cross-cultural studiesacademic skills at bachelor’s level (e.g. methods and researching techniques)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9992 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9992 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 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.

Funding

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