After your bachelor

After your graduation from the Bachelor of Science Tourism degree programme you are entitled to the degree of Bachelor of Science.

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Meet BSc Tourism alumni Valeska

Valeska attained her bachelor of science degree in 2020. She now works as a Product Manager for sustainable travel organisation Better Places. Sustainable travel means that you have a positive impact on the country you visit, its residents, animals and nature.

Career opportunities after Bachelor of Science Tourism

The Bachelor of Science Tourism prepares you with strong knowledge of sustainable tourism development. Graduates are equipped to fill a range of job roles, such as Strategic Policy Advisor, Business Analyst, Consultant. Bachelor of Science Tourism alumni find work in different industries and can be roughly divided into three thematic directions: Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences and Economics & Management.



As a researcher focusing on sustainable tourism within a Bachelor of Science in Tourism context, the individual delves into studying the impact of tourism on local economies, cultures, and environments. The research provides insights into best practices and contributes valuable knowledge for the development of sustainable tourism policies and strategies.


  • Researcher at Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University
Strategic Management

Engaging in strategic management at within the realm of sustainable tourism involves steering the company towards environmentally conscious and socially responsible practices. This role encompasses devising strategies to integrate sustainability into the core operations of the booking platform, aligning business goals with responsible tourism practices.


  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Swisscontact
  • TUI
Policy Making

In the context of sustainable tourism, policy making at the Ministry of Environmental Affairs entails crafting and implementing policies that promote responsible and eco-friendly practices within the tourism sector. This role involves collaborating with stakeholders to develop regulations that ensure the preservation of natural resources, cultural heritage, and community well-being.


  • Policiy maker for Ministry of Environmental Affairs
  • AIDA Cruises
  • International Organisaton for Migration
  • Gemeente Tilburg
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Research and Consultancy

Engaging in research and consultancy at, for instance, the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI) involves studying and advising on sustainable tourism practices. This role includes conducting research to understand the impact of tourism on New Zealand's environment and communities, providing insights for policy development, and offering consultancy services to industry stakeholders committed to sustainable practices.


  • New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI)
  • International Environmental Policy Consultancy, UNCTAD; UN-DSD; Wageningen University & Research
  • Newcastle University
  • Rho Adviseurs voor Leefruimte.

Further study after Bsc Toursism

The BSc Tourism prepares students for a broad range of MSc programs or direct career opportunities. Our graduates enter MSc programs and careers in three thematic directions. These directions are within the themes of: Environmental Sciences; Social Sciences and Economics and Management.

FAQs about the Bachelor of Science Tourism

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What is the difference between a scientific and a professional bachelor’s degree in tourism?

The BSc Tourism looks more broadly at the subject of tourism than the average professional bachelor and connects knowledge about tourism with knowledge about broader change processes. Scientific analysis and reflection is much more important compared to professional bachelor programs. A scientific tourism student wants to dig deeper into the background of tourism topics. In a scientific study program, for example, the student is not satisfied with knowledge about tourism trends, but also wants to know why they arise.
In the BSc Tourism, students learn to set up and conduct sound scientific research and to better judge the usefulness and applicability of existing knowledge.

How international is this bachelor’s degree?

The Bachelor of Science Tourism is very international. 

All subjects in the program have an international perspective. Issues from all over the world are covered.

  • The literature used is international.
  • 30% of the students have a foreign nationality
  • The language of instruction in the program is English
  • A large part of the staff has a foreign nationality.
Can you start an MSc Programme before you have completed a bachelor programme?

No that is impossible. You must first complete a Bachelor’s degree before you can start taking courses that you want to do in the MSc.

How many students continue to study in a master’s program after their bachelor’s degree? 

Almost all BSc Tourism students opt for a master’s program after obtaining their bachelor’s degree. 30% opt for a master’s degree from Wageningen University and 20% opt for a foreign master’s degree. Some students first take a gap year after completing their bachelor’s degree, before continuing their studies in a master’s program.

How likely is it to find a job after graduating for the Bachelor of Science Tourism?

That is very difficult to say. Students continue their studies with a very wide range of master’s programs.The job opportunities differ per master program.

In practice, upon completion of a master’s degree, graduates usually found work as a teacher / trainer, project leader / program coordinator, commercial assistant, researcher or consultant / advisor at educational organizations, regional or national governments (including national parks), universities, NGOs (think of WWF), the transport industry (e.g. an airline) or travel agencies (ANVR, Holland Marketing, TUI).

The BSc Tourism is advised by an External Advisory Committee of professional organizations. This includes ANVR’s Frank Oostdam. He recently concluded:

“We have to realize that we are one of the biggest economic sectors in the world and this comes with bigger responsibilities than we were used to in the past. Looking at the future challenges of our sector I am strongly convinced that the BSc Tourism has the essential competences to really bring our sector a sustainable step further and we will get new young travel professionals that really can be agents of change. 

The alumni of BSc Tourism

Choose the Bachelor of Science Tourism

In the English-taught Bachelor of Science Tourism, the focus is on looking more broadly at the subject of tourism than the average professional bachelor and connects knowledge about tourism with knowledge about broader change processes.

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