Masters Programs in Leisure Studies

Compare 3 Masters Programs in Leisure Studies

Postgraduate degrees are for students who want to continue their studies in higher education. Most master’s degrees usually require at least one year of full-time study and can take up to four years to complete. Most programs require a completion of 32 to 60 credit hours.

What is a Master in Leisure Studies? Also known as a Master in Recreation Studies, this degree is a branch of the social sciences, and it is intended to prepare students to work as recreational therapists or run recreational settings. As part of a core requirement, students may find themselves taking courses such as perspectives in leisure, concepts in therapeutic recreation, and administration and supervision of recreation and sport. Elective course options might include recreation program design, trends and issues in therapeutic recreation, and areas and facilities for recreation and sport. This master’s degree typically resonates with individuals who enjoy working with a wide variety of people.

Students pursuing a Master in Leisure Studies can develop many valuable skills. They may learn analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as adaptability. This could help students in both their personal and professional lives.

A Master in Leisure Studies is offered at many universities, and program requirements vary. Many factors can impact degree costs, including the school’s location, the length of the program and the chosen courses. Contact any prospective schools for a more detailed breakdown of enrollment fees.

Upon graduation, students may find career opportunities in leadership and management positions in a variety of agencies, such as non-profits, military bases, resorts, sports facilities, schools and outdoor recreation centers. Job opportunities often require prospective individuals to possess strong leadership skills, to be able to motivate others, and to be creative, hard-working, and healthy. Graduates may find themselves working as coaches, fitness center managers, park rangers or amusement park managers.

Many universities offer a Master in Leisure Studies online. Of course, students can always pursue their degree in an on-campus setting as well. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Leisure Management

University of Deusto
Campus Full time 9 months Open Enrollment Spain Bilbao

The Master’s programme leads to an official Spanish diploma in Leisure Management: Culture, Tourism, Sport, and Recreation. Offered since 1989/1990, it is designed to train competent professionals in line with the needs of the current social panorama which regards leisure as a first-rate value, on which much of citizens' well-being and quality of life depends, as well as the political, economic and social development of contemporary societies. [+]

Introduction

The Master’s programme leads to an official Spanish diploma in Leisure Management: Culture, Tourism, Sport, and Recreation. Offered since 1989/1990, it is designed to train competent professionals in line with the needs of the current social panorama which regards leisure as a first-rate value, on which much of citizens' well-being and quality of life depends, as well as the political, economic and social development of contemporary societies.This Master's programme has been designed to train professionals who wish to update their knowledge about Leisure Project Management with regard to facilities, programmes, and services; as well as to the design of policies, educational intervention, entertainment and management in the fields of culture, tourism, sport and recreation. Students enrolled in the Master’s programme can also choose an academic track that equips them with the competencies and tools needed to enter the Ph.D. programme.... [-]


Master Tourism and Leisure Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Krems an der Donau

The Master programme Tourism and Leisure Management lasts four semesters and is offered in a full-time version. It includes three theory-based and one applied research and training semester. [+]

Master of Tourism and Leisure Management

Language of instruction: English

Every September we welcome a new intake of students for our Master programme, which is taught exclusively in English.

Qualification profiles and key competencies

To be successful in management functions of the tourism and leisure industry, competences along the entire value chain are particularly important.

These competencies include:

Designing products, processes and services to create value Managing organisations and projectsDeveloping integrated marketing and communication strategies Developing effective sales designs Fact-based decision making and a sound understanding of the tourism systems. ... [-]

Master in International Leisure and Tourism Studies

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 14 months September 2018 Netherlands Leeuwarden

The Master’s programme in International Leisure and Tourism Studies enables students to develop a sustainable integrated approach to leisure and tourism management. The master’s degree allows students to combine academic and applied research as well as giving students the opportunity to form a strong link within the industry. [+]

The Master’s programme in International Leisure and Tourism Studies enables students to develop a sustainable integrated approach to leisure and tourism management. The master’s degree allows students to combine academic and applied research as well as giving students the opportunity to form a strong link within the industry.

NHL Stenden offers students the chance to complete a single or dual degree. Students who complete the single degree will get a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) whereas students who complete a dual degree will receive a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) as well as a British Master of Science (MSc). The British Master of Science is issued by NHL Stenden’s partner university, the University of Derby in the UK.... [-]