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Bachelor of Science Tourism | BREDA UNIVERSITY

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Bachelor of Science Tourism | BREDA UNIVERSITY

Tourism education in The Netherlands is internationally renowned for its 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 management positions in the tourism businesses all over the world.

As one of the world’s largest industries, tourism is very dynamic, especially in Greece. Now more than ever, tourism needs professionals who will shake up the industry in enterprising, innovative and sensible ways.

The Bachelor of Science Tourism is an English-taught interdisciplinary academic programme offered jointly by Wageningen Research University and NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. In 3 years’ time, you will become an expert at researching sustainable tourism development, an ever growing market in Greece and all over the world. 

Year 1 and 2 take place in Breda. In the first year you explore the complex and multifaceted tourism phenomenon from different angles. In the second year you deepen your knowledge of sustainable tourism development. This year includes an international field project in Southeast Asia. The third year takes place in Wageningen and consists of a minor of your own choice and your bachelor's thesis.


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 (year 1 & 2) Wageningen (year 3)

Tuition fee per year: € 2.060

In the Bachelor of Science Tourism you learn to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective to the complex phenomenon of tourism. You obtain academic knowledge and learn to perform academic research on current economic, social and environmental issues linked to tourism. Examples of such issues are industry transformation, destination management & development, urban-rural relationships, poverty alleviation and climate change.

The key focus of this academic bachelor is on sustainable tourism development.

Year 1: introduction to the phenomenon of tourism.

You get introduced to the social, economic and environmental sciences and their contribution to tourism. Through disciplinary courses you get an overview of concepts, theories and their application in sustainable tourism. The main teaching methods used are lectures, tutorials and field assignments.

Year 2: deepening your knowledge.

You will deepen your knowledge of tourism development, policy, governance and law, organizational behaviour and business management. You also expand your academic skills and study philosophy of science. In the interdisciplinary courses in the fourth semester you will explore directions for sustainable tourism development. This year includes a four-week international research project.

Year 3: broadening your view (Wageningen University)

In the first semester you choose a minor - this may be towards your master’s degree, or pursuing your personal area of interest. You can - for instance - choose a minor in international development studies, management studies, or environmental sciences. You can also choose to do your minor at another university in the Netherlands, or abroad. In the final semester you will gain an insight into the principles of entrepreneurship and the latest innovations in policy, technology and sustainability. You finish your major with a bachelor’s thesis.

Three-year track

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

The following qualifications are acceptable as evidence of proficiency in English for entry into the Bachelor of Science Tourism programme:

TOEFL paper-based 550, computer-based 213, internet-based 79-80

IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.0 (with a minimum sub score of 6.0 for speaking)

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): pass at grade C or higher

Cambridge First Certificate (FCE): pass at grade B/C or higher

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 mathematics and/or economics is required for successfully following this course.

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.  

Application for the academic year 2019-2020

As from the academic year of 2019-2020 admission into this degree programme is based on enrolment restriction. Applying for the academic year of 2019-2020 will be possible from 1 October 2018.

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 DIY 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

The Bachelor of Science Tourism prepares you for a broad range of Master MSc programs, or direct career opportunities. With their strong knowledge of sustainable tourism development, graduates entered careers in the domains of Leisure & Tourism; Environmental Sciences; Society & Culture; Economics & Management, and International Development.

As a Bachelor of Science Tourism graduate, you can find a job in: Strategic Tourism Management -Tourism Marketing, Sales & Product development-Tourism Policy-Making -Tourism Research & Consultancy

After finishing your Bachelor of Science Tourism you may choose to continue your education in Master's programmes in tourism, international development, economics & management, or environment & landscape. Our graduates have enrolled in more than 35 different Master studies, at over 20 different universities domestically and abroad.

Related Master's programmes at Wageningen University (unconditional admission)

MSc Leisure, Tourism and Environment (2 years) (in combination with related BSc minor)

MSc Management, Economics and Consumer Studies (minor management studies)

MSc International Development Studies (minor international development studies)

MSc Environmental Sciences (minor environmental sciences)

MSc Forest and Nature Conservation (minor forest and nature conservation)

MSc Health and Society (minor communication, health and society)

Related master's programmes at Breda University of Applied Sciences (unconditional admission)

Master in Tourism Destination Management

Master in Imagineering

Master of Science Leisure Studies