Transformation and Sustainable Living Spaces - Reshape Tourism (Digital Studies)

Master of Science
Admission restriction
Selection procedure
Application period winter
May 01 - Jul 15
Place of study
Digital studies (with on-campus phases)
Language of instruction
Start of the program
Winter semester
Standard length of the program
4 Semester
Semester fee
71,00 Euro
Part-time studies possible

Important Information!

The program will be offered for the first time in the 2023/2024 winter semester

All information available here is subject to final state approval of the program, which is still pending!

The digital Master's program in "Transformation and Sustainable Living Spaces - Reshape Tourism" is a university-based offer characterized by an interplay of disciplinary expertise and interdisciplinary development competence. The focus is on research-oriented transfer with close links to practice.

In the course of study, the university methodological competence is closely linked to the expertise of the tourism departments of the cooperating universities. Students can thus develop transformational skills by analyzing transformations in business and the economy, society, and politics. At the same time, students acquire interdisciplinary skills and competences. The linking of this general and methodological knowledge with the KU's geographical, ethical-philosophical, social-scientific and economic fields is a special feature of the program.

The program is part of a cooperation between the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and the higher education institutions of Deggendorf, Kempten and Munich – all of which have a high level of tourism expertise. 

As a distance learning program, the courses take place digitally. However, blocked portions of selected modules per semester are conducted in an on-campus format.

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The program in detail


This Master's program allows you to acquire subject-specific skills and has a research focus. It offers a combination of scientific qualification (by the University) and professional competence (by the higher education institutions) by means of linking substantiated theories with program-specific application contexts and current developments in practice.

The following qualification objectives are pursued within the framework of the Master's program: Acquisition of

  1. Subject-specific competencies,
  2. Methodological skills and
  3. Key qualifications in tourism at the interface with, for example, sociology, psychology or geography.

The Master's program qualifies students to recognize transformation processes taking place in the economy, society, politics and the environment and to use the interdisciplinary tourism expertise for solving increasingly visible problems and challenges. By choosing two out of three required elective areas in the second and third semesters, students can set a specific individual focus.


The four-semester Master's program has an online format, with blocked parts of selected modules per semester that are conducted in an on-campus format. You will be notified of these dates well in advance at the beginning of each semester.

Semester 1: Setting priorities

Semester 2/3: Application orientation

Semester 4: Completion of studies

Practical connection

The practical relevance of the program becomes evident in the practice-oriented teaching and learning formats. In addition to imparting specialist knowledge, it is ensured that students understand and at the same time apply the transfer to practice by involving both national and international experts in the teaching-learning process. The module "Project Work", which is a central element of the study program, illustrates the high value of practical relevance. In this module, you will link, apply and implement professional, methodological, personal and social skills acquired in individual and group work to practical issues. In addition, a professional internshipworth 5 ECTS credits is envisaged in the third semester. It is equivalent to a full-time 4-week internship.

Career possibilities and professional fields

The Master's program is open to applicants who wish to obtain an academic degree (MSc) from a combination of fields in business and economics, tourism, sociology, human geography, or political science. Based on this innovative combination of subjects, this degree offers excellent job market opportunities both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, the professional profile is strengthened by practical projects and the professional internship. Thus, students can open up possible professional fields already during their studies.

Thanks to its interdisciplinary character, the Master's program offers you excellent job market opportunities for a broad field of activity in transforming areas and industries, e.g. (1) destination management, (2) consulting, (3) development cooperation, (4) sustainability management, (5) regional or structural policy in public administration or associations, or (6) in any area of the private sector as well as public administration with a need for transformation skills.

Statements on the study program

The digital Master's program is unique in its conception and its cooperation across Bavaria. This is what the KU, cooperation partners and sponsors say about the project.

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Bayerisches Zentrum für Tourismus (BZT)

Technical University Deggendorf

Kempten University

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Advisory services

Subject Advisors

If you have detailed questions on this particular course of study, e.g. regarding the course structure and career opportunities, please contact the subject advisor directly.

Harald Pechlaner
Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlaner
Holder of the Chair of Tourism and Head of the Center for Entrepreneurship


Application period winter
May 01 - Jul 15
Admission restriction
Selection procedure

The application process for international applicants is now completely digital. You can register online in our application portal and carry out and submit your application. After you have carried out the application and uploaded your documents, you do not need to send your documents to us again by post. You do have to submit certified true copies only if you are admitted at the time of enrollment.

Depending on the course of study, you may be asked for information on internships, professional experience, etc. Please upload the relevant documents in the upload area for all the information you provide, even if these are not mandatory fields!

Before you start the application process, please read the additional information on this page, in particular the information on the respective (German) language requirements and university entrance qualifications.

Additional information

Your application documents and thus the application for admission to the aptitude process must be submitted with all required documents for the 2023/24 winter semester via the KU portal by June 15.

In order for the applicant to be admitted to the aptitude process, the documents must be completeand must have been submitted in writing and on time. If this is the case, you will receive a written invitation to the aptitude process. For further details, please refer to the Examination Regulations of the degree program.


Required documents

Optional documents