Tourism, MA

Master (2 years) of Arts in Tourism, 120 ECTS
Hotel, tourism, leisure, transport and logistics Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg, Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3310 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The objective of the Master's programme is to enable you to develop professional competences which qualify you to work as a practice-oriented agent of change within enterprises and organisations in Denmark and abroad.

The Tourism Master's Programme focuses on three key areas of expertise: tourism markets and market communication; tourism policy and business development as well as organisation and management within the tourism industry. The study draws on a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, and in terms of examples and cases the focus is truly international. English is the language of teaching and administration.

The Tourism Master's Programme consists of four semesters: two theoretical semesters, a semester as either an intern in a tourism organisation or as a student of tourism at another university and a thesis semester. 

Career Opportunities  

The Tourism Master's Programme is obviously directed towards handling tasks within the area of tourism, yet the general competences and concrete methods directed towards development and innovation will also be highly relevant within private and public organisations that work within related areas.
Career examples of students who have obtained a Tourism Master's Degree:
  • Marketing manager, Visit Denmark
  • Project coordinator, Comwell
  • Event project manager, Skagen Tourist Office
  • Production Assistant, Ticket Office
  • Tourism Consultant, Bangladesh
  • Project coordinator, Visit North Jutland.

About the Degree

The Master in Tourism can also be studied at the campus in Aalborg.


Requirements for admission to the Master’s Programme in Tourism is a completed Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant social science or arts/humanities area 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level (For Danish students there is a minimum requirement of B-level in English)
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | EU and Non-EU applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01
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