Master of Science in Tourism and Sustainability
SEK 219,600 / per year **
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Earliest start date
03 Sep 2024
* Oct 16th 2023 – applications open
** tuition fees for students outside EU/EES/Switzerland: 219,600 SEK total for the program
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Are you interested in tourism and sustainable development? Do you want to work with creating the tourism of the future? This Master’s program gives you in-depth knowledge about how to evaluate tourism and plan for future tourism from a sustainability perspective.
As a globally leading business industry, the tourism industry has to take responsibility for the planet’s limitations. This Master’s program 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 burdening destinations and travel systems 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 in the Master’s program in Tourism and Sustainability is – how do we create the tourism industry of the future?
Master of Science (120 credits) with specialization in Sustainability. The main field of study: Tourism Studies
This is Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in the southeast of Sweden. We are located in two nature-loving cities, one by the Baltic sea and one surrounded by lakes in the greenest city in Europe. More facts about Linnaeus University:
- Founded in 2010 through a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University;
- Located in Kalmar and Växjö;
- 44,000 enrolled students;
- 2,200 enrolled international students;
- 6th largest university in Sweden in terms of the number of students;
- 780 partner universities in more than 80 countries;
- 100-degree programs on the first-cycle level, 8 of them taught in English;
- 80-degree programs on the second cycle level, 35 of them taught in English.
In Kalmar, Linnaeus University is located in the city center. Universitetskajen is entirely newly-built and located just next to the sea. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.
The city center is also where most students live. Everything is available within a ten-minute bicycle ride, regardless of whether you want to take a swim in the sea, study, do some shopping, or work out. Historical buildings and cobblestone streets give charm to the city. When it is sunny, the area next to Kalmar Castle’s moat is filled with studying and sunbathing students. Student life is a natural part of Kalmar. This is where your dream of the future begins!
In the large tourism sector, there is a growing need for qualified expertise in evaluating, analyzing, and planning for tourism and tourism-related activities from a sustainability perspective. The program provides these skills and prepares students for advanced jobs in the private as well as the public sector.
For example, you can work as a destination developer, destination manager, sustainability manager, or sustainable business developer.
The language of tuition is English. In this way, you will become prepared not only for a career in Sweden but also for a career in international contexts. The program admits students from all over the world, which means that you will get international and multicultural experiences throughout the program. Further opportunity for internationalization is provided through the opportunity to study a semester abroad at one of our partner universities around the world.
This Master’s program 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 culture.
During the first year, you are introduced to tourism as an academic subject with ethics, justice, social, environmental, and historical perspectives. You will study the course Tourism in the Anthropocene which 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 Ecological Economics, focus on finding solutions and viable paths forward.
During 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).