What will I learn?

Become an expert in managing a culturally diverse workforce within companies and organizations, and work on policies solving important societal challenges such as equal opportunities in the labor market and the participation of refugees in society. And develop cooperation strategies for the customers of organizations and for citizens with diverse lifestyles, identities, orientations, and world views. This is a track of MA Culture Studies.

Program and courses

Learn how to neutralize the risks and take advantage of the opportunities presented by cultural diversity. Understand and manage important organizational and societal challenges, such as:

How are production and service delivery affected when people from all parts of the world come together to communicate and work in a company?
Do people with different backgrounds get equal opportunities in the labor market? If not, how can we achieve equal opportunities?
What needs to be done to allow refugees to get a job and perform well in their new positions?
What happens to expats when sent abroad with their families to represent their company? What affects their well-being?

Internationally oriented, with a combination of methods from sociology, psychology, human resource management, and sociolinguistics.

Typical courses are:

Cultural Identity and Diversity
Cultural Diversity Management
Cultural Diversity Policies

Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): MA Culture Studies, specialization Management of Cultural Diversity.

Because of the explicit international orientation, you can expect to find a job in a variety of countries within Europe and beyond. Either focus on management of a culturally diverse workforce within companies and organizations (for-profit and non-profit) or work on policy development and implementation regarding issues of cultural diversity in society within governmental organizations or NGOs.

Which department am I in?

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (US$ 17,333) per year
Start date

Expected August 2021

Venue

Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,

TILBURG,

Noord-Brabant,

5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

Education requirements:

  • You are certainly eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as general Culture Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Religious Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Business Studies, HR Studies, Organization Studies.
  • However, the academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.

English language proficiency:

You need to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting the results of either:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 90-91 (internet-based).
  • Academic IELTS score with a minimum of 6.5 score overall and a minimum score of 6.0 on all individual parts of the test.
  • Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C.
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