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Masters degrees in Recreation & Leisure Studies offer the opportunity to engage in advanced study of the leisure and recreation industries: their nature, and their economic impact and development.
Taught MSc programmes are typical for the field. MBA degrees are also available to those already working in the industry. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree for taught courses, and relevant work experience for professional degrees.
Leisure industries are fluctuating constantly as recreational activities gain and lose popularity. As such, economic practices and services within these industries are changing too.
It is to this end that you will examine the marketing and commercialisation of different recreational activities, as well as their economic and environmental sustainability.
You will also analyse legal issues such as authenticity and liability, learning to manage legislation and regulations. For example, you might examine human and animal welfare within leisure pursuits that involve aspects of conservation or volunteering.
Traditional careers include roles in the leisure and tourism industries, for example managing parks and heritage sites. However, your expertise would also be suitable for roles in policy-making for government agencies, or consultancy for NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and charities.
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