Master's Tourism, Society and Environment

Tourism is an ever-growing and global phenomenon. As one of the world’s largest economic sectors, its societal and environmental challenges cannot be ignored. During the two-year MSc programme Tourism, Society and Environment you critically examine the growing significance and complexity of tourism. As such you will be able to identify the problems behind tourism, but also to contribute to effective and sustainable solutions in tourism.

Master Leisure, Tourism and Environment
This master's programme was formerly known as Leisure, Tourism and Environment.

What makes the master's Tourism, Society and Environment unique?

  • A study programme with a long tradition of highly rated education and research in tourism studies.
  • The only MSc tourism programme with an environmental focus.
  • Offers practical experience through internships and consultancy assignments.

Studying tourism in a world with corona

Rated as an excellent programme
NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation)

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Programme Tourism, Society and Environment

On the Programme of Tourism, Society and Environment page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships. You can also read more about the Background of the programme and Compare Tourism, Society and Environment to other master's programmes.

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.

Application and admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Tourism, Society and Environment? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures.


The master's Tourism, Society and Environment study programme is one of the few international tourism programs that has a strong academic and interdisciplinary approach that takes a critical look at tourism. Compare this study programme with similar programmes from Wageningen University & Research and other universities.

Future career

What are your possibilities after graduating? Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme.

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

What moves me? To explore the potential of tourism.
Student Channah

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