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Safety and Security Management Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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It’s hard to think of a recent news story that has not involved safety and security. Headlines talk of conflicts, crime, terrorism, racial violence and threats. Safety and Security Management Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences specialists are at the helm in the control room in a crisis and at the frontline with organisations’ safety and security issues. This doesn’t mean we’re all aiming to work in intelligence. But you will hit the ground running, learning how to thrive under pressure and see another side to society.


Your chances of employment in safety and security management will be high after our pioneering programme. You’ll be able to tap into a contacts list of 40 big, internationally oriented organisations. NATO, Europol, Tesla, Eurocontrol, OPCW, Dutch Military branches and companies like Friesland Campina, Center Parcs, and G4S already benefit from our graduates’ expertise. You’ll have a feel for this new, exciting world from all the real life case studies in the programme.

As an SSMS graduate you’ll be highly employable in a range of exciting positions in various sectors, be it commercial, military or international government. Whatever career path you choose, it will be likely that you’ll be on the frontline dealing with people’s lives. In any case, you’ll be well qualified to identify risk situations and recommend, implement and evaluate feasible safety and security interventions. You could become a safety and security expert in the field of urban development and management, conflict mediation, or climb the career ladder at a police and security organisation, or within an international airport or insurance company. The opportunities are endless.

What can you become:

  • Aviation Security Manager
  • Policy Advisor
  • Information Security Officer
  • Physical Security Advisor
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Security Risk Analyst


The programme is accredited by NVAO.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Intro in safety and security
  • Public governance
  • International law
  • Research methods 
  • English language 
  • Professional abilities 
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Policy making

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma

To enrol for the SSMS programme you will need a secondary school diploma equivalent to that of a Dutch HAVO and a good command of English. Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll need to assess your secondary school certificate. To make sure your certificate is evaluated fairly, we work with NUFFIC, an organisation that specialises in the assessment of international education qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8140 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Den Haag

  • 780 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Do you come from outside the EEA (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Switzerland and want to do your bachelor degree at THUAS? You can apply for the €5,000 Holland Scholarship financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch universities.

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