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Sustainable Tourism & Society


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Can tourism have a positive impact on communities and destinations? Find out while doing your Master's in Sustainable Tourism & Society at Campus Fryslân! This programme offers international, place-based, critical, and research-oriented approaches towards today's tourism industry.✔ Study how tourists, visitors, local communities, and the natural and built environment interact✔ Learn about sustainable tourism development from a local, regional, national and global perspective.✔ Enrich your expertise by working on real-life challenges together with our partners:Tourism Alliance of Friesland (TAF) supports the region's development as a tourist destination.Waddenacademie, an academic institution focussing on the socio-economic development of the Wadden Sea Region (a UNESCO World Heritage site).Policymakers in the province and in several municipalities in the north of the Netherlands.Key players in the field of tourism, such as TUI and World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).Sustainable Tourism & Society offers critical insights into the tourism sector's role, →Explore stories featuring Sustainable Tourism & Society on our blog!Msc Cultural GeographySustainable Tourism & Society at Campus Fryslân, located in the city of Leeuwarden, is a track within the MSc in Cultural Geography. The programme offers two tracks: Climate Adaptation Governance and Sustainable Tourism & Soci




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 19,900


Application requirements

Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure.

Academic Bachelor degree in geography, social sciences or tourism studies, with some background knowledge in Geography, including at least 10 ECTS in statistics and research methods.

Sufficient English language proficiency is required, except for native speakers of the English language from the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands. The following documents are valid: - Full English Bachelor's degree*, where the only language of instruction is English. - TOEFL: a minimum score of 90 with a minimum of 18 on reading and listening, 20 on speaking and 21 on writing, - IELTS: a minimum score of 6.5

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Jul '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 Jul '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 1 Jul '26 1 May '26


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.


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Wirdumerdijk 34
8911 CE Leeuwarden
058-205 5000

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