Tourism and Sustainability (Master Degree)


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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
SEK 42500 per semester

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
SEK 42500 per semester

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About Tourism and Sustainability at Linnaeus University

This Master's programme in Tourism and Sustainability takes on the challenges that climate change and sustainability issues bring about for the tourism and travel industry. As a truly global business with ties all across the globe, tourism links together the most remote places in a gigantic web of relations in environment, politics, geography, economy, the social and the cultural.

As a globally leading business industry, the tourism industry has to take responsibility for the planet's limitations. Tourism and Sustainability provides you with an insight into the paramount challenges that face the tourism industry's development and our world. You will acquire skills that enable you to grapple with important and often contradictory trajectories of tourism and its sustainable future. This can be, for instance, how tourists often seek the pristine, the authentic or the genuine, while in doing so also burden destinations and travel system through unsustainable patterns of practices and carbon dioxide emissions. On a larger scale, it is not only the tourism industry that is under threat but also the world as we know it. Therefore, the most central question we ask ourselves on the Master's programme in Tourism and Sustainability is - how do we create the tourism industry of the future?

On the first year, you are introduced to tourism as an academic subject with ethics, justice, social, environmental and historical perspectives. The course Tourism in the Anthropocene addresses tourism in a new geological era where the living conditions of humanity challenge the planetary boundaries and, to an ever increasing extent, determine the future of our planet. The courses Business models for sustainability, Evaluation and planning of tourism sustainability, Developing sustainable destinations, and Environmental economics, focus on finding solutions and viable paths forward. On the second year, you will get thorough methodological training and the opportunity to carry out an internship or study elective courses, before the final semester's degree project (30 credits).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsAugustDomestic course feesSEK 42500 per semesterInternational course feesSEK 42500 per semester

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for studies at second cycle and specific entry requirements: - Bachelor's degree in tourism studies or in business administration or in another social science main field of study or equivalent or - Bachelor's degree in a natural science main field with at least 30 credits in social science, business administration or equivalent and - English B/6 or equivalent.

What students think about Linnaeus University

    I acquired the skill of critical thinking

    At Linnaeus University I acquired the skill of critical thinking as an important tool to understand processes better and reflect why and how business and society progress in the way they do.

    - Miranda Kajtazi, Kosovo
    Assistant Professor, Economics and Management, Lund University
    Former student in a number of master courses in informatics, computer science and media technology at Linnaeus University

    I learned more about local entrepreneurship

    I learned a lot from the local entrepreneurial spirit in Småland, which I’m convinced will prove valuable in my future career.

    - Alina Veksler, Russia
    PhD student in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Luleå University of Technology
    Former student in Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Social Change, Master Programme at Linnaeus University

    I wrote my Master thesis in collaboration with Volvo

    I got the chance to write my thesis in collaboration with Volvo which gave me a deeper understanding for supply chains. 

    - Rina Dalimunthe, Indonesia
    Hacktiv8 Teknologi Indonesia, Start up
    Former student in Business Process Control and Supply Chain Management, Master Programme at Linnaeus University

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