Leisure, Tourism and Environment, M.Sc. in Netherlands

Wageningen University and Research

Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 1 May 2019


The Leisure, Tourism and Environment M.Sc. at Wageningen University and Research is one of the few international tourism programs that does not place an emphasis on management and marketing perspectives. Instead, this master program has a strong academic and interdisciplinary approach that takes a critical look at tourism. Tourism belongs to the most rapid growing industries worldwide and it takes first place with regard to structural employment opportunities. 

The program at Wageningen University & Research consists of a varied group of international students who come from all over the world to broaden their scope by means of socio-cultural analyses in relation to tourism. The master also offers the opportunity for you to follow a minor, in which you can follow additional courses such as International Development, Environmental Policy or Cultural Geography.

Program Structure

Four trajectories

Students can choose between four thematic trajectories that each focus on a specific research domain and that is connected to specific societal questions.

  • Tourism & Development
  • Tourism & Natural Resources
  • Tourism & Global Mobilities
  • Tourism, Experiences and Place-making

Courses include:

  • Leisure, Tourism and Environment: Concepts and Approaches
  • Leisure, Tourism and Environment: Experiences and Environment
  • Advanced Research Methods & Techniques in Leisure, Tourism and Environment Leisure, Tourism and Environment: Sustainable Development
  • Leisure, Tourism and Globalisation
  • Modular Skills Training, Academic Consultancy Training

For more information, please visit the programme website.


The MSc program Leisure, Tourism and Environment is intended for students who seek a career as an academic professional or as a scientist.

Academic Requirements

  • To be accepted into this program, students are required to have a Bachelor (BA or BSc) degree in one of the social or spatial sciences. Students are also expected to have knowledge of methods and techniques in social science research and knowledge of leisure, tourism and/or social geography.
  • Sufficient quality of the BSc degree as shown by an average mark of at least 7 (Dutch system), a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B/B+ (US system) or a classification as 2nd upper (UK system).
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Good skills in mathematics and/or statistics
  • Basic computer skills

Detailed Program Facts

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