Information about the degree program
The tourism industry is one of the largest industries in the world. In Germany in particular, tourism is an important economic sector with diverse employment opportunities in which there is a high demand for well-trained specialists.
Increasing tourism has both positive and negative effects. It creates income and many jobs, but can also have negative socio-cultural and ecological effects (e.g. acculturation, violation of social standards and human rights, environmental degradation and contribution to climate change).
This is where the interdisciplinary course in sustainable tourism comes in. With a focus on sustainable development, we convey content from the disciplines of business, law, geography, sociology and ecology. As future tourism experts, you will learn to make tourism more environmentally and socially compatible in order to create a balance between social, ecological and economic requirements.
Study trip to El Salvador
25 students from the Faculty of Society and Economics at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences traveled to the Central American country of El Salvador in March 2019. As part of the "Economy, Ecology and Ethics" course, the students of the bachelor's degree programs in Sustainable Tourism and International Relations were given a special insight into a distant country, to become socially involved, to be economically interested and to learn about environmental protection measures. .... more
This year, 18 students from the Faculty of Society and Economics went on an excursion to the Baltic States. The excursion takes place annually as part of the “Ethics and Tourism” course of the Sustainable Tourism course. In 10 days we visited different cities and national parks .... more
Your team of Sustainable Tourism
Prof. Dr. Dirk Reiser
Head of Studies, Professor of Sustainable Tourism Management
Prof. Dr. Diana Marquardt
Professor of Tourism Economics with focus on Tourism industry
Course Coordinator, Scientific Assistant Sustainable Tourism, B.A.
Sebastian Amrhein, M.Sc.
Place of study
Duration of study
7 semesters of full-time study
Full-time or part-time degree programme
Bachelor of Arts
Mandatory 8-week preparatory internship/work placement. This must be completed no later than the 4th semester enrolment deadline.
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Information on admission requirements
Actual information on the application process can be found under Application and Admission.
Online-Application via uni-assist
Contact for questions about the application process, admission requirements and enrollment via contact form
Contact for questions about the organization of the study program, study-related counseling and academic guidance: NT-FGO@hochschule-rhein-waal.de
General information for NT students
Study Schedule NT (new)
valid from the start of studies in the winter semester 2019/20
Study Schedule NT (old)
valid for all students who started their studies before the winter semester 2019/20