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Tourism Geography and Planning

Welke invloeden heeft toerisme op de sociale, culturele en ruimtelijke kenmerken van een gebied? Hoe beïnvloeden toeristen bepaalde plaatsen en culturen, en hoe ervaren ze deze? Hoe passen regionale identiteiten binnen toeristische planning, en welke rol kan toerisme spelen in regionale ontwikkeling?

Toerisme is een globaal fenomeen met belangrijke regionale en lokale invloeden. Door de omvang van het aantal toeristische verplaatsingen en de mogelijke economische invloeden wordt toeristische ontwikkeling door beleidsmakers vaak gezien als een belangrijke strategie voor regionale ontwikkeling. Vooral in gebieden die te maken hebben met een achteruitgang in traditionele economische sectoren vormt toerisme een belangrijk instrument voor economische groei, verbetering van de levenskwaliteit en verhoging van de levensstandaard.

In de mastertrack Tourism Geography and Planning kijk je in detail naar de interacties tussen toeristen, bezoekers en inwoners in bestemmingen. De track biedt internationale, plaatsgebonden, kritische en onderzoeksgeoriënteerde perspectieven. In het curriculum bespreek je socioculturele en ruimtelijke perspectieven op toeristische ontwikkeling, planningstheorieën, actuele onderzoeksmethoden en relevante praktijken over toerisme en plaatsen. Deze track maakt deel uit van de master Cultural Geography.

De mastertrack Tourism Geography and Planning volg je in Leeuwarden (RUG/Campus Fryslân). De Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen werkt voor deze mastertrack samen met de School of Tourism Management van de NHL Stenden Hogeschool.

Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MSc in Culturele Geografie
Type opleiding
Master
Duur
12 maanden (60 ECTS)
Croho code
60656
Voertaal
Engels
Start
September
Faculteit
Ruimtelijke wetenschappen
Waarom dit programma in Groningen?

De Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is de enige universiteit in Nederland, die een Master in Culturele Geografie aanbiedt. Het is een van de weinige masters van de Campus Fryslân.

Programma
Periodes
Vakken1234
Fieldwork Cultural Geography (5 EC)

The fieldwork aims at learning and practicing different methods that can be used to do empirical research into cultural geographical key concepts such as place attachment, sense of place, (regional) identities, representations, iconic landscapes, and liveability in the field.

Place, Regions & Identities (5 EC)

With increasingly globalizing societies, culture and identity processes have undergone remarkable changes. In the last couple of decades, regional specificities such as culture and identity have become important tools to (i) internally create social cohesion in an increasingly individualistic and networked society; (ii) lead to socio-economic development by attracting external investments and people in a globally competitive market place that, paradoxically, has been noted to homogenize culture and connect individual identities on a global level.

Tourism and Culture (5 EC)

What role does culture play in tourism? This research seminar builds on tourism geography and sociology, exploring tourist expectations, motivations and experiences of place through the lens of cultural tourism. We discuss recently published research on specific, concrete cases involving for example ethnic tourism, dark tourism and media tourism. Students will explore the theories and concepts offered through their own qualitative research project, reflecting on what tourism experience means in socio-cultural practice.

Nature, Landscape & Heritage (5 EC)

Natural, heritage and landscape values of the rural and urban environment are studied to understand the different appreciations and valuations of places and areas in society.

Tourism and Regional Development (5 EC)

The tourism sector often functions as a policy tool to achieve regional development outcomes. From this perspective, tourism development is seen to lead to regional synergy effects, incorporating both qualitative and quantitative benefits for destinations. However, practically analysing and achieving these regional development impacts is often problematic because of the uneven dispersal of impacts in space, among stakeholders, and between economic, ecological and socio-cultural spheres.

Master's Thesis Cultural Geography (20 EC)
Qualitative Research Methods (5 EC)
Tourism Planning & Practice (5 EC)
Social Impact Assessment (5 EC)

Curriculum

For more information about the courses in this programme, please visit http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/master-info-frw/courses-master-track-tourism-geography-and-planning. This is the programme for academic year 2017-2018. All courses are taught in Leeuwarden.

Programma-opties
Cultural Geography (afstudeerrichting)

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is niet voorzien
Toelatingseisen

Toelatingseisen

Specifieke eisenExtra informatie
taaltoets cijfer
  • English on VWO level
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (A, B or C)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (A, B or C)
  • Minimum of 6,5 for the International English Language Testing System (Academic version) (IELTS).
  • Minimum of 90 on the internet based version of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Minimum of 580 on the written version of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Minimum of 237 on the interactive version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Exemptions: native speakers or students with education from the US, Canada, Australia, New-Zealand, United Kingdom or Ireland
vooropleiding

Academic Bachelor degree in geography, social sciences or tourism studies, with some background knowledge in Geography, including at least 10 ECTS in statistics and research methods. Research Universities bachelor degrees in Social, Rural, Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning; Tourism; Environment and Infrastructure Planning; Sociology; Social Psychology; Landscape Architecture; Cultural Anthropology; International Relations; Land Use Planning.

Students with a relevant HBO diploma can be admitted to a pre-master programme. Contact master coordinator Arie Stoffelen for more information. Students at Stenden studying Tourism Management can take a minor in their programme that will give them direct access to this master programme.

overige toelatingseisen

Een voorbeeld van een premasterprogramma is hieronder weergegeven. Aanpassingen aan dit schema blijven mogelijk op basis van de vorige studie van de student. Voor meer informatie, contacteer mastercoördinator Arie Stoffelen (h.j.w.stoffelen@rug.nl)

1a Urbanism and planning, Physical geography 1b Statistics 1, People, place and culture 2a Statistics 2, Bachelorproject* 2b Bachelorproject*, Methods of academic research

  • Normaal is het bachelorproject 5 ECTS in 2a en 10 ECTS in 2b. In dit schema neemt de student een voorsprong op het standaardschema in 2a.

Doorstroommogelijkheden

VooropleidingOrganisatieInstroom
Hoger Toeristisch en Recreatief OnderwijsStenden Hogeschool

Schakelprogramma in keuzeruimte van de vooropleiding van maximaal 30 EC

Extra informatie:

You can take a minor in your Tourism Management programme at Stenden that will give you direct access to the master track of Cultural Geography: Tourism Geography and Planning.

VooropleidingOrganisatieInstroom
Culturele Antropologie en OntwikkelingssociologieAlle WO instellingen

Deficiëntieprogramma van maximaal 30 EC

Extra informatie:

Contact Arie Stoffelen (H.J.W.Stoffelen@rug.nl) for more information.

Liberal Arts and SciencesAlle WO instellingen

Drempelloze toelating

Extra informatie:

Direct access with Philosophy, Politics & Economics. Conditional access with Reflecting on Culture and Cognition & Behaviour. Please contact master coordinator Arie Stoffelen (H.J.W.Stoffelen@rug.nl) in that case. No access with other majors.

M Sociology and Social Research (research)Alle WO instellingen

Deficiëntieprogramma van maximaal 30 EC

Extra informatie:

Contact Arie Stoffelen (H.J.W.Stoffelen@rug.nl) for more information.

M PsychologieAlle WO instellingen

Deficiëntieprogramma van maximaal 30 EC

Extra informatie:

Contact Arie Stoffelen (H.J.W.Stoffelen@rug.nl) for more information.

Technische PlanologieAlle WO instellingenDrempelloze toelating
Sociale Geografie en PlanologieAlle WO instellingenDrempelloze toelating

Toelatingseisen

Specifieke eisenExtra informatie
taaltoets cijfer
  • English on VWO level
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (A, B or C)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (A, B or C)
  • Minimum of 6,5 for the International English Language Testing System (Academic version) (IELTS).
  • Minimum of 90 on the internet based version of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Minimum of 580 on the written version of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Minimum of 237 on the interactive version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Exemptions: native speakers or students with education from the US, Canada, Australia, New-Zealand, United Kingdom or Ireland
vooropleiding

Academic Bachelor degree in geography, social sciences or tourism studies, with some background knowledge in Geography, including at least 10 ECTS in statistics and research methods. Research Universities bachelor degrees in Social, Rural, Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning; Tourism; Environment and Infrastructure Planning; Sociology; Social Psychology; Landscape Architecture; Cultural Anthropology; International Relations; Land Use Planning.

Students with a relevant HBO diploma can be admitted to a pre-master programme. Contact master coordinator Tialda Haartsten for more information. Students at Stenden studying Tourism Management can take a minor in their programme that will give them direct access to this master programme.

overige toelatingseisen

Premaster programmes

The following scheme shows a standard premaster programme for the Master Cultural Geography – Tourism Geography and Planning. Changes to this scheme remain possible, depending on the undergraduate programme of the applying student. For more information, please contact master coordinator Arie Stoffelen (h.j.w.stoffelen@rug.nl).

1a Urbanism and planning, Physical geography 1b Statistics 1, People, place and culture 2a Statistics 2, Bachelorproject 2b Bachelorproject, Methods of academic research

Taaleisen

ExamenMinimum score
IELTS gemiddelde score6.5
TOEFL papieren versie580
TOEFL computerversie237
TOEFL internetversie90

Inschrijvingsdeadlines

Type studentDeadlineStart opleiding
Nederlandse studenten15 augustus 201901 september 2019
15 augustus 202001 september 2020
EU/EEA studenten01 mei 201901 september 2019
01 mei 202001 september 2020
non-EU/EEA studenten01 mei 201901 september 2019
01 mei 202001 september 2020
Collegegeld
NationaliteitJaarKostenVorm
EU/EER2018-2019€ 2060voltijd
niet EU/EER2018-2019€ 14350voltijd
EU/EER2019-2020€ 2083voltijd
niet EU/EER2019-2020€ 14600voltijd
Na je studie

Arbeidsmarkt

Afgestudeerden kunnen hun kennis internationaal en lokaal toepassen als:

  • Beleidsanalisten in overheidsfuncties
  • Duurzaamtoerismestrategen
  • Bestemmingsplanners
  • Toeristische ondernemers
  • UNWTO-officieren
  • Onderzoekers
  • Docenten

Na je studie Culturele Geografie kun je ervoor kiezen om nog een tweede master volgen. De educatieve master Leraar Aardrijkskunde sluit direct aan.

Voor een goede aansluiting tussen de opleiding en de arbeidsmarkt, houden we contact met onze alumni, onder meer via de LinkedIn-groep Master Culturele Geografie.

Tijdens je studie kun je voor de voorbereiding op je carrière terecht bij de Career Services en RUG Career Services.

Meer informatie over de Careers Company: http://www.rug.nl/frw/career

Meer informatie over de RUG Career Services: http://www.rug.nl/careerservices

Bekijk waar onze alumni terechtkomen in deze graphic!


Onderzoek

Research

The research in the track Tourism Geography and Planning is strongly embedded in the research of its staff, on the themes of Place, Identity and Well-being.

Central focus is the lived experiences of local peoples all over the world. Topics of recent research projects are: community engagement; ageing and wellbeing; innovation and rural transformation; socio-spatial consequences of population decline; heritage; historical landscape change; perception and evaluation of nature and landscape; nature and health; death and burial; entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility; employment opportunities; housing and the living environments of various groups within society; social impact assessment; social aspects of new technology; governance of places; social aspects of agriculture and farming; social aspects of natural resource management; and visitor and host experiences of tourism.

Our research embraces the social relations between people and places, emotional geographies, and the experience of spatial transformation and liveability. We believe that knowing one's 'place' is fundamental to the formation of human identity and to wellbeing. Forms of cultural expression such as art, architecture, ritual and language, and our understanding and appreciation of nature and landscape all interact with the physical environment in the creation of our individual and community life-stories. As such, the ways in which we construct and transform spaces and places manifest our imagination and self-awareness. In doing so, we make sense of, define, and celebrate our personal and collective identities, communities and localities.

Our research is strongly empirically embedded. During the master, students learn qualitative and quantitative research methodologies regarding place attachment, identities and liveability. In the Master thesis, there is room for innovative methods including visual methodologies and location-based applications (social or soft GIS).

The research theme of Place, Identity and Wellbeing fits within the faculty research programme 'towards Wellbeing, Innovation and Spatial Transformation' (tWIST) and the themes population decline and Healthy Ageing.

Researchers

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