Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management

Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: March 31, May 15
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$106
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$27,004
Domestic tuition: CA$16,653

Program overview

This two-year program delivers a non-traditional approach to studies in ecotourism and innovative leisure practices, with courses that combine field experience and classroom instruction, all within a global context. Leisure studies and sustainability studies engage students with experiential learning opportunities, delivered by expert faculty who are leaders in their field.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
An undergraduate degree from an appropriately accredited university. A minimum average of "B" calculated in the last two years of the undergraduate degree, with a review of the entire degree. Applicants whose previous degree was obtained in a country where English is not the primary/official language and from a university where English was not the language of instruction must meet one of VIU’s English Language requirements for Graduate Programs. Acceptance and satisfactory review of the following items by the Faculty Admissions Committee: Resume; Three letters of reference accompanied by three completed referee forms (preferably two academic referees and one professional (Domestic applicants, International applicants). A comprehensive statement addressing each of the following areas: Areas of research interest (i.e. parks, festivals, resorts, tourism, etc.); Statement of career interest; and Summary of relevant preparation (i.e. career and academic). Interview. Applicants may be interviewed either in person or by remote teleconferencing. The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Sustainable Tourism Master's degree program find employment opportunities as sustainability officers, analysts and directors, working in government, private sectors, and consultant firms.

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada

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