Recreation and Leisure Studies, M.A. | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
M.A. On Campus

Recreation and Leisure Studies

18 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at University of Waterloo is an internationally renowned leader for over two decades among some 250 North American programs in the discipline. 


Because of the broad spectrum of research interests within the Department, candidates come from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds including business, geography, kinesiology, health studies, psychology and sociology as well as recreation and leisure studies. 

Key Features 

  • In the Recreation and Leisure Studies program from University of Waterloo, you will have an opportunity to interact with faculty members and other students to explore research interests through a variety of lenses and contexts.

Programme Structure

  • By combining theory and practice, we are deepening our understanding of both the positive and negative aspects of leisure and developing new ways to enhance quality of life for individuals, families and communities.
  • Our faculty members are active scholars recognized for the high quality and quantity of their published work, in a variety of areas in the field.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year honours bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Recreation and Leisure Studies or related field with at least a 75% standing. If the overall undergraduate average is below 75%, consideration may be given to the applicant's performance during the final year of academic work.
  • Competency in written expression, including evidence of ability to conceptualize, organize ideas and reason.
  • Two academic references 
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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