|Study location||Netherlands, Breda|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Dutch.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
CAE – Cambridge Advanced Certificate with a minimum sub score for Speaking of 169
You do not need to submit English language test results to be allowed to attend an English-language programme if you have obtained a diploma that is included in the list of diplomas compiled by Nuffic and one of your exam subjects was English.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
- Birth certificate
You need your birth certificate to register at city hall. You must register if you are required to have a visa and/or residence permit, if you will stay in the Netherlands for 4 months or longer or if you need a job next to your studies. Birth certificates must be submitted in the Dutch, English, French or German language and should not be older than 3 years.
If the copy you send is a translation of the birth certificate, bear in mind that this document must have been authenticated with an apostille stamp from a sworn translator. An apostille stamp is always square or rectangular. The text: ‘Apostille, Convention de La Haye’ appears at the top. You can obtain an apostille stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country of birth. Make sure to bring both the original certificate and any authenticated translations to the Netherlands.
- Statement of enrollment
If you haven’t yet obtained the diploma/certificate giving access to the bachelor programme of your choice, you must send us a statement (in English) from your school, where the name of the diploma (in the original language) and the expected date of graduation is stated.
How can we predict trends in the way people spend their free time? How can traditional leisure companies use social media more effectively to connect to their customers? And what new business models and strategies are needed in an increasingly complex and dynamic leisure sector? After your graduation you will be able to answer all these questions, and more.
The academic Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies is ‘knowledge-oriented’. During your studies you develop a number of academic and management competencies by analysing academic knowledge. To do this, you will often work independently and sometimes in small groups on cases and assignments. In the field of leisure, the various lines of approach offered by, for example, psychology, sociology and anthropology, only offer partial explanations of what people want – and are able to do – in their leisure time. This means that if you want to understand leisure, you will need to adapt to new and unexpected situations, by using old ideas, theories and methods in new ways, or by developing fresh new ideas – which can then be assessed and researched. This is how we push the boundaries and make crucial new contributions to existing knowledge in the industry.
The programme is completely taught in English and takes three years. The first year consists of four terms, the second and third years contain two semesters each. Breda University of Applied Sciences also offers two professional bachelor programmes in the field of leisure: Leisure & Events Management, which is also taught in English, and Leisure & Events Management (NL), which is taught in Dutch.
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 organisations or state, provincial and local authorities.
Examples of possible professions and employers are:
Leisure policy developer at for example local and regional authorities (Breda, Noord-Brabant)
Consultant at for example engineering and consultancy offices (Grontmij, DHV, Berenschot)
Academic and applied researcher at for example universities, SCP or W.J.H. Mulier institute
Lecturer at for example Breda University of Applied Sciences,
ROC’s Project manager at for example large events, exhibitions, leisure project developers, banks
Staff member (sport) federations at for example NOC*NSF, cultural foundations, exhibitions.