Master in Tourism and Sustainability

Linnaeus University, School Of Business & Economics

Program Description

Master in Tourism and Sustainability

Linnaeus University, School Of Business & Economics

Are you interested in tourism and sustainable development? Do you want to deepen your knowledge in tourism evaluation and planning in the perspective of sustainability?

The program qualifies for a master´s degree in Tourism Studies, and provides a thorough knowledge of the social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects of tourism. With a clear focus on sustainability it delivers skills in analyzing, planning and evaluating tourism and tourism-related activities from local to global levels. The program provides considerable opportunities for individual choices and specializations, including business related projects and final thesis.

Your future

In the large tourism sector there is a growing need for qualified expertise in evaluating, analyzing and planning for tourism and tourism-related activities in a sustainability perspective. The program provides these skills and prepares students for advanced jobs in the private as well as public sector.


Master of Science in Tourism Studies (one or two years), with specialization in Sustainability.

Fields of interest: Business Administration and Economics, Business and Economics, Field of Interest

Description of Programme

Community contacts

The Programme is related to operations and offers students the opportunities for qualified investigation tasks and investigation assignments which are conducted in them form of projects and theses. Collaboration with the surrounding community isminstitutionalised by stakeholders and privies being connected to the Programme. This ensures an influx of proposals for investigations and projects related to the operations which entail analysing, planning and evaluating tourism from a sustainability perspective.

Scope of the programme

The Programme's sustainability specialism also comprises the basis for work with the following perspectives in the Programme. Sustainable development is constantly highlighted in the analysis and planning of sustainability. Moreover, political and scientific aspects of sustainable development in all courses are problematized. Gender is used as a fundamental category in the study of tourism subject theory and gender theory is addressed in relation to theory of science and research methodology. Gender aspects of social, financial and environmental sustainability are included as an integrated part in all work which involves analysing or planning for tourism.

Diversity is highlighted through classic social science concepts such as ethnicity, gender, class, culture, power relations etc. and as a part of fundamental tourism and tourist theory. During the Programme students will encounter a range of different perceptions and theories on both science and sustainability, including sustainable development.

Internationalisation is given a practical basis as the Programme's language of instruction is English and through a deliberate effort to recruit international students with degrees from foreign institutes of higher education. In terms of the international perspective of the Programme, it is difficult to avoid an AngloSaxon touch of the tourism studies' literature and research. Deliberate efforts will be made within the courses to balance Eurocentric, western and colonial perspectives, something which also applies when sustainability and sustainable development are addressed.


General entry requirements for studies at second cycle and specific entry requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in tourism studies or in another social science main field of study or equivalent
  • English B/6 or equivalent.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 - 4 semesters
Full time
85,000 SEK
Start date Aug. 2017
Sweden Kalmar
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 - 4 semesters
Price 85,000 SEK
per year. Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.