Do you want to become an expert on international tourism and leisure management with an understanding of both cultural and financial aspects? Do you want an education which allows you to put theory into practice - abroad? Do you want to study in an international environment and meet students from other countries?
Then the Graduate programme in International Tourism and Leisure Management is right for you!
Language and economy
The education is a combined programme which comprises 50 % social science/economy subjects and 50 % linguistic and cultural subjects. The language of instruction is English.
The subjects have been created in collaboration with an expert panel, allowing you to obtain relevant qualifications for employment in the tourism sector.
A trade on the rise
We all travel on holiday across the world. The Danish tourism and leisure industry is growing. An MA in International Tourism and Leisure Management will provide you with qualifications to work in private and public businesses concerned with tourism, leisure and culture in Denmark and abroad. As an MA in Business, Language and Culture, you will be able to work independently on projects and analytical tasks within tourism and leisure.
An international education
Because of our collaboration with foreign universities, there are always exchange students at our campus, ready to give you an invaluable insight into foreign cultures. A semester abroad doing an internship or taking elective courses will also qualify you internationally. Your future employers appreciate the maturity, knowledge and experience that is the result of a stay abroad.
Below you will find examples of jobs occupied by students who have successfully completed The Cand.Negot. Masters Degree in International Tourism and Leisure Management. These include:
* Tourism and Marketing Coordinator, Business Kolding
* Tourism Coordinator, VisitKolding
* Marketing Coordinator, the National Museum
* Coordinator, South Danish Tourism
* Consultant, Region of Southern Denmark
* PhD student, The University of Southern Denmark
The Graduate programme is compiled of equal parts linguistic/cultural subjects and sociological/economic subjects.
The following areas are represented in the education:
The Social Science part:
* Leisure and tourism economy
* Project Management
* Quantitative Research Methods
* Innovation Management
The Humanities part:
* Sustainable tourism development
* Strategic communication
* Experience Design
* Current Issues in Leisure and Tourism Management
* International Tourism Studies
The linguistic/cultural (humanistic) part of and the sociological/economic part run parallel. There is an interaction between separate subjects and joint projects where the interplay between economy, language and culture renders a versatile overview of the topics. Below, you can learn about structure of the individual lectures.
The ninth semester may be spent abroad doing either an internship or taking courses at a university. The education is completed by signing a contract with a supervisor and writing a thesis of 60-100 pages. The thesis may be theoretical or written in collaboration with a business or company.
More about the programme
The two-year graduate programme gives you the opportunity to specialise and advance your knowledge from your BA programme. As an MA in Business, Language and Culture, you will be able to independently address projects and analytical tasks within international tourism and leisure management. You are able to specialise further and tailor your studies through elective subjects to match your interests.
In the ninth semester, you are able to go abroad to do an internship or to study at one of our partner universities.
At the end of your studies, you write your thesis. A thesis is a report or project of about 60-100 pages. Along with your supervisor, you sign a contract. The thesis may be theoretical or written in collaboration with a business or a company.
Graduates who have completed this master programme are entitled to use the title of MA (Master of arts) in business, language and culture.
International students have the following scholarships options:
Please also check the information at the two official Danish educational websites:
Please notice that we unfortunately do not offer scholarships for undergraduate students.
Options for full-degree graduate students:
Danish Government Scholarship Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher EducationThe Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has launched a scholarship programme for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying a full degree at graduate level. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for highly talented students who have been admitted to a range of programmes.
The Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has launched a scholarship programme for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying a full degree at graduate level. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for highly talented students who have been admitted to a range of programmes.
The board of the University of Southern Denmark decides from year to year which study programmes will benefit from the scholarships and the University will recommend the most qualified applicants in these programmes for a scholarship. Therefore it is not possible to apply for this scholarship. If you are a non-EU student and applying for a programme which offers this scholarship you will automatically be considered for it.
Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus
Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.
A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.
For more information please visit BHJ Foundation Page
20 scholarships for MSc in Engineering
Options for Exchange and Guest Students:
Danish Government Scholarship for Foreign Nationals (the Cultural Agreements) Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals
The scholarship helps cover living expenses.
Iki Wakabayashi Foundation (A scholarship which can be applied by all SDU students who are leaving for a period of exchange or internship in Japan - or similar for a Japanese student being enrolled at SDU)