Tourism Geography and Planning (
Tourism as a socio-cultural and spatial phenomenon has become a major constituent of flows of people at different geographical scales.
Tourism geography and planning explores the interactions amongst tourists, visitors, and inhabitants in and with places.
What effects does tourism have on places visited and on the inhabitants of those places? How are tourism destinations socio-culturally and spatially constructed? How do tourists influence and experience spaces, places and cultures? How can regional identities be used in tourism planning, and which role(s) can tourism play in regional development?
These questions will be critically explored in the Masters Track Tourism Geography & Planning. This Track is part of the Masters Programme Cultural Geography which focuses on how place attachment, local qualities and regional identities influence spatial behavior and perceived quality of life of people and places. The courses are taught in Leeuwarden at RUG/Campus Fryslân. In this Track, the Faculty of Spatial Sciences collaborates with the School of Tourism Management at Stenden University of Applied Sciences.
Tourism Geography & Planning offers international, place-based, critical and research-oriented perspectives. It will equip graduates with socio-cultural, spatial and planning theories, up-to-date research methods, and relevant practices about tourism and places.
|Vak||Periode 1||Periode 2||Periode 3||Periode 4|
|Fieldwork Cultural Geography (5 EC)|
|Place, Regions & Identities (5 EC)|
|Electives (10 EC)|
|Master's Thesis Cultural Geography (20 EC)|
|Nature, Landscape & Heritage (5 EC)|
|Qualitative Research Methods (5 EC)|
|Revitalizing Neighbourhoods (5 EC)|
|Social Impact Assessment (5 EC)|
More information about these courses can be found on http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/master-info-frw/courses-master-cultural-geography. Starting from September 2017 all compulsory courses are taught in Leeuwarden.
Meer info over de vakken vind je op http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/master-info-frw/courses-master-cultural-geography. Vanaf september 2017 worden alle verplichte vakken in Leeuwarden gegeven.
Studeren in het buitenland
- Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
Each year dozens of students of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences stay at a foreign university as an exchange student. The faculty has exchange agreements with universities in Europe, New Zealand and the USA.
Elk studiejaar verblijven tientallen studenten van de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen als uitwisselingsstudent bij een buitenlandse universiteit. De faculteit heeft uitwisselingsovereenkomsten met universiteiten in Europa, Nieuw Zeeland en de VS.