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European Master in Tourism Management

Master (2 years) of Science in Tourism Management, 120 ECTS
Hotel, tourism, leisure, transport and logistics

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Kolding
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3100 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme aims at qualifying graduates to manage the challenges faced in contemporary tourism. Through top-level, research-based education and the inclusion of multiple disciplines and paradigms concerned with the subject, graduates will gain the required competences for developing and managing tourism in a sustainable manner.

The students study in three European countries: Denmark, Slovenia and Spain. This gives them the opportunity to experience diverse educational, cultural and social environments.

Career Opportunities  

The European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM) will provide students with the skills to become international professional consultants, innovative entrepreneurs, government and public administration officials, tourism business managers, qualified employees, or academic researchers in the field of tourism.
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About the Degree

Tourism is a social and economic phenomenon, which calls for a holistic approach to tourism education where broader aims of the industry and society are explicitly addressed in the curricula.

Course structure               
As an EMTM student, you will spend one semester at each of the three European universities before writing your final thesis. In your first semester, you will attend the University of Southern Denmark, Campus Kolding where you will be introduced to the conceptualisation of sustainable tourism development, strategic communication and economics. The second semester is spent at the University of Ljubljana where you will learn about instruments, indicators and management tools available for tourism policy and strategy design, with an emphasis on environmental issues. You will spend the third semester at the University of Girona, where you will come to understand and effectively manage organisational networks, consumer relations and innovation processes.

Read more about each course here


There is open admission for this degree programme. The rule regarding open admission is applicable only to those of you who have applied before the application deadline. For further information about entry requirements, please follow this link.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

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

Tuition Fees

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. For information regarding scholarships:

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 - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01