24 months
8084 EUR/year
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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? Join the Tourism and Sustainability programme from Linnaeus University to learn more.

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During the first year on the programme, you study together with students who study the 1-year master’s programme in tourism studies with specialisation sustainability. The first semester starts with tourism studies that link together relevant subject theory and research. After that, tourism is dealt with from the perspectives of social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic aspects of sustainability. The semester is concluded with an individual specialisation that is adapted to each individual’s conditions and needs.

During the first half of the second semester, you will develop your skills and approaches within analysis, planning, and evaluation of tourism from a sustainability perspective. After this, you will study eligible courses, 15 credits, alternatively write a degree project for which you get to choose your specialisation within the field of sustainability. The third semester is comprised by 30 credits of eligible courses, making it possible to study abroad for a full semester.

The programme is concluded with a research-oriented degree project comprising 30 credits.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tourism Studies and Tourism Theory
  • Tourism and Sustainability in the Anthropocene
  • Business Models for Sustainability
  • Evaluation and Planning of Tourism Sustainability
  • Developing Sustainable Destinations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
62 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in tourism studies or in business administration or in another social science main field of study or equivalent or 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural science main field with at least 30 credits in social science, business administration or equivalent and 
  • English B/6 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16168 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fee, first payment: 42,500 SEK 
  • Tuition fee, total: 170,000 SEK 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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