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Tourism, Society & Environment

Wageningen University & Research

Master Postgraduate Wageningen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Hotel, catering, tourism, leisure, transport and logistics
Course summary The 2-year MSc programme focuses on the role of tourism in developing sustainable answers to societal and environmental challenges (e.g. climate change, capitalism, global security, humanitarian aid)
Course description Five attributes characterize the programme: * Sustainability. The programme aspires to produce graduates who do not tacitly contribute to conventional tourism practices, but who critically reflect on and develop new and challenging approaches and world-views. * High-quality scientific knowledge: the programme is research focused and educates students in both theoretical research and theory-based practice-oriented research. We offer students a teaching environment that provides a multi-disciplinary social science perspective as well as an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. * International. We cultivate a worldly environment within and beyond the classroom via teaching staff, students, materials and international guest lecturers. * Rich learning environments: students interact with a range of practitioners through guest lectures, excursions, assignments, internships and thesis and academic consultancy projects. * Flexible and personalised learning paths: we consider it essential to offer students an opportunity to explore and specialise in a variety of thematic trajectories involving a wide variety of perspectives.
Study subjects The programme is thesis oriented. Students prepare for their thesis by taking theoretical and methodological courses both in the domain of tourism, society & environment and in subjects of their own choosing that relate to their specific thesis subject. The first year consists of three compulsory courses (concepts & approaches, sustainable development, research methodologies), five individually tailored courses and an academic consultancy project. The second year consists of an internship and a
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, colloquium, excursion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, practicum, project, internship, self evaluation, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Wageningen University & Research
Information about the institution Wageningen University & Research is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment'.


Admission requirements
  1. Applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.
  2. Bachelor's degree in one of the social or spatial sciences.
  3. Grade Point Average of at least 70%
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
IELTS speaking 6
TOEFL internet based 80
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jul 2020 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jul 2021 1 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 18700€ 13250

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Anne van den Ban Scholarships Fund, FAO, Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), StuNed Scholarship Programme, WUF

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