The Leisure Studies (Academic) programme at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences combines Business Administration (marketing, economics, innovation and organisation) with Social Sciences (sociology, psychology and anthropology).
After your graduation, you will be a flexible and all-round bachelor of science (BSc) with a broad background in business and social science, specialised in the diverse leisure field.
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. Career examples:
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
The academic Bachelor of Science in 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.
This programme is completely English taught. Academic literature is often only available in English and each university graduate has to be capable of writing an article in English. As study (and future work) will take place within an international setting, you have to be prepared to communicate in English.
The programme runs over three years. Each year is organized into two semesters and/or four terms (for the first year)
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You can be admitted to the programme with:
Students from United States need a visa in order to study in the Netherlands.
Read more about visa information and requirements for this country.
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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