Educational vision

In the Bachelor of Science Tourism you learn to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective to the complex phenomenon of tourism. You obtain academic knowledge and learn to perform academic research on current economic, social and environmental issues linked to tourism. Examples of such issues are industry transformation, destination management & development, urban-rural relationships, poverty alleviation, and climate change. The key focus of this academic bachelor is on sustainable tourism development.

Unique features of the Bachelor of Science Tourism programme:

  • Economic, social and environmental perspective towards tourism
  • International orientation
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Sustainability as a guiding principle

The Bachelor of Science Tourism combines Wageningen University’s world-class 'green' education with NHTV Breda’s long-standing expertise in tourism.


As a student you will benefit from the expertise of international staff who have considerable experience in the tourism industry as well as with performing academic research. You get to study in a bachelor of science programme that provides an important contribution to the development of tourism knowledge. Lecturers are involved in various research projects to study current issues in sustainable tourism and to provide academic answers and practically relevant solutions.

An example at NHTV is the professorship ‘Sustainable Tourism and Transport’, in which the relationships between tourism, tourist transportation, and climate change are studied. At Wageningen University, for example, the 'Cultural Geography' and 'Environmental  Policy' groups currently execute research projects on tourism, nature conservation and sustainable development.

As a student in the Bachelor of Science Tourism you will have the possibility to participate in and contribute to this academic tourism research agenda.

Teaching and Examination Regulations - Joint Degree Bachelor of Tourism (pdf)