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BScLeisure Studies

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Overview

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States