Plea for MSc Recreation
The main drawback for the faculty in Friesland is that they are not entitled to give MSc degrees. WLRA states that because of this they miss out on many possible grants for students. Joining hands with WAU would solve this.
WAU's Executive Board is willing to talk with the WLRA about a joint MSc programme in Wageningen. The board, however, says that there will be many practical problems to overcome before such a programme can be launched. For example, the structure of the present WLRA-programme differs from the structure of the MSc programmes at WAU. Moreover, the method of teaching by continuously flying in teachers is not common practice in Wageningen.
In recent years, several MSc students from the MAKS programme, have written theses on this subject under the section recreation and tourism at the Department of Sociology.