• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

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. 

After your bachelor

After graduation you approach the leisure industry from both a social and a business point of view. Career examples are: strategic manager in a theme park, policy officer in the field of culture, consultant or researcher in the field of tourism and events.

After successful completion of the Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies degree programme at Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), you are entitled to the degree of Bachelor of Science.

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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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Year 1:

  • In the first year, you will get a solid introduction to different branches of business and social science, as well as research methods, underscoring the varied nature of the leisure field. 

Year 2:

  • In the second year, you will strengthen your knowledge of what kinds of activities people choose in their leisure time, and how companies can organize those activities and profit from them.

Year 3:

  • In the 5th semester, you will choose a minor at another university, preferably abroad (via our network of partner universities) or in the Netherlands.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • A European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma
  • Another secondary or high school diploma that equals the Dutch vwo diploma (such as Abitur in Germany)
  • Hbo diploma or propaedeutic certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9950 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

First-year students pay €1,071.

Living costs for Breda

  • 1100 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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