• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Tourism comes with economic benefits and opportunities for the businesses in and habitants of a tourism destination, but there are also threats. It is important to match supply and demand. In this Tourism Destination Management master’s programme from Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) we will look at the situation at a destination. From there we will develop strategies for responsible socio-economic growth.


In this Tourism Destination Management master’s programme from Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) you will learn to match the supply of international tourism destinations with the demand of tourists in a responsible manner. The guiding principle in this process is making a positive contribution to the development of and opportunities for people and businesses in the destination areas. 

The programme lasts one year and consists of three phases. The theory part is dealt with in the first phase. In the second phase you will conduct a research project at three different far-away travel destinations. The third phase centres on the graduation project. 

Study at four locations in the world

This master’s programme offers you the opportunity to study at four different locations in the world. During phase one you will study in Breda together with students from various countries. You will study theory, attend guest lectures and work on practical assignments. In the second phase you will carry out research at three different destinations in Australia and South-East Asia. 

This way you will get many intercultural experiences. Each destination finds itself in a different stage of development. In previous years destinations were: Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Fiji. In the final phase of your degree you will work on your graduation assignment. You can do this anywhere in the world. Either independently or for a company.

Career examples:

policy or research officer at a profit or non profit organisation in the field of tourism, business manager, consultant

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • International Tourism Context 
  • International Project Management 
  • International Tourism Research 
  • Destination Stakeholder Analysis 
  • Destination Cultural Analysis 
  • Destination Development Strategies 
  • Tourism Destination Finance
  • Tourism Destination Marketing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10078 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10078 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2078 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2078 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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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