Tourism Destination Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    9992 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • 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

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)


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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

If you want to apply for this master, you should have a bachelors 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.

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

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for Breda

1,100 - 1,500 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding


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.