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Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies | BREDA UNIVERSITY

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Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies | BREDA UNIVERSITY

Leisure studies in The Netherlands are internationally renowned for their high standards. NHTV is the largest and leading education institution in the world in the field of Tourism and Leisure studies. Graduates of this programme can be found in key functions in the Leisure businesses all over the world.

NHTV has been granted the UN World Tourism Organization's TedQual certificate. This guarantees a top quality of education in tourism and leisure.

The international Leisure & Events industry is constantly growing and developing, both in Greece & Cyprus, just think of the big Elliniko project, as well as everywhere in the world. The sector has a great need for a new generation of managers. Young professionals with creative ideas and market knowledge are in growing demand in the leisure industry.

In 3 years’ time, you will become an expert at finding and understanding answers to complex issues in the leisure sector. The programme combines Business Administration (marketing, economics, innovation and organization) with Social Sciences (sociology, psychology and anthropology).

Starting date: September 2018

You can apply until: August 15, 2018

Degree title: Bachelor of Science

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 3 years

Language: English

Program location: Breda

Tuition fee per year: € 2.060

The programme runs over three years. Each year is organized into two semesters and/or four terms (for the first year)

Year 1- Introduction to the core disciplines of the leisure field

In the first year, you will get a solid introduction to different branches of the business and social science, as well as research methods, underscoring the varied nature of the leisure field. In semester 1, the courses will focus on the consumer perspective, whereas in semester 2, the business side is more prominent. You will learn to apply your knowledge in several practical cases.

Year 2 - Deepening your knowledge

In the second year, you will strengthen your knowledge on what kinds of activities people choose in their leisure time and how companies can organize those activities and profit from them. In addition to theoretical lectures, practical seminars, debates and case studies, you will work on several projects for commissioners from the leisure field.

Year 3 - Knowledge expansion

In the fifth semester, you have the opportunity of following a few minors at NHTV’s partner universities, either in the Netherlands or abroad. In the 6th and final semester, you will apply everything you have learnt by: considering leisure activities across different cultures; studying fundamental philosophical questions about the relevance of leisure and the ethical questions it raises; investigating the contribution leisure can make to the development of urban space and city culture.

In the last semester, you write a thesis, in which you will investigate a complex leisure issue.

At NHTV, the academic bachelor in Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies differs from the professional bachelor's programme “International Leisure & Events Management” as follows:

- Content: More ‘knowledge-oriented’; theory is studied in greater depth and breadth.

- Multidisciplinary. More emphasis on research, leading to the development of theories and models. Extensive use of research models and their applications.

- Working methods: Carrying out more individual research. Developing a critical, academic approach to ideas, theories, policies and strategies. Academic discussion on theories, models and their applications. More independent work on problems, projects and essays.

Three-year track

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate), or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

Greek high school diploma (Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10. Financial calculation is an essential part of the study programme. A grade of at least 15 in one or more of the following subjects is preferable for successfully following this course: mathematics, or economics.

Applying for the academic year of 2018-2019 will be possible from 1 October 2017 until the application deadline of 1 May 2018.

In case you have not obtained your secondary school diploma yet, you can already apply by submitting your current grade list.

Ultimate closing date for applications: August 15

We advise you to apply before May 1. Breda University of Applied Sciences has the right to refuse applications by students which meet the admission requirements, but which are sent after May 1.  

Breda has a growing number of students, which is why accommodation in Breda can be scarce. Unfortunately, Breda University of Applied Sciences has no campus or student rooms of its own and, therefore, it will be your own responsibility to find accommodation in Breda. Rental prices for a student room in Breda vary from €300 to €500 per calendar month. However, you will most commonly find rooms to rent for around € 400. Make sure you book a room in time (preferably in the early spring), so you have the best chances to book the room that suits your wishes. Unfurnished rooms can be cheaper to rent than furnished ones and since most rooms in the Breda are unfurnished, you may need to furnish your room yourself. This doesn’t have to be expensive as there are many do it yourself stores, second hand stores and second hand websites and Facebook pages.

If you want to find a good place to live in time, Breda University of Applied Sciences encourages you to subscribe to Klik voor Kamers (Click for rooms). This is a joint initiative of the three housing corporations in Breda: Laurentius, Singelveste Alleewonen and WonenBreburg.

For more information on booking a room, please contact us on: info@studyinholland.gr

After your graduation, you will be a flexible and all-round Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a broad background in business and social science, specialized in the diverse leisure field.

As a leisure expert, you may take up a career in large enterprises in the cultural and leisure sectors, consultancy and engineering agencies, property developers, sports associations, event organizations or state, provincial and local authorities. Career examples: strategic leisure policy making, leisure marketing and management research, either at research or consultancy firms, project manager at for example large events, exhibitions, leisure project developers, banks, staff member (sport) federations, cultural foundations, exhibitions.

Once you have your Bachelor of Science degree, you can continue your study at NHTV with a master’s programme. Graduates from the Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies programme have direct access to the Master of Science Leisure Studies (MSc). NHTV also offers professional master’s programmes, for example the Master in Imagineering.

An academic bachelor gives access to all professional and academic master's programmes, but depends on entry requirements of the particular master's programme. Choice of minor courses can help ensure entrance into the master’s programme of your choice. Examples of master’s programmes in which alumni are currently enrolled, are Marketing Management, Management of Cultural Diversity, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and Human Resource Studies.