This English-taught professional bachelor's programme prepares you for a career in the international leisure industry. In 3 or 4 years’ time, you will become a professional in this creative and dynamic industry. In this degree programme you learn how to create memorable and meaningful experiences which contribute to a more beautiful world.
The Leisure & Events Management programme is delivered thematically. The programme consist of an ‘international classroom’, which involves a mix of Dutch and non-Dutch (international) students in one classroom. The regular programme takes four years, but there is a possibility to do a 3-year programme, which is referred to as the fast track (or accelerated programme).
The Leisure & Events Management programme is also offered in Dutch as Leisure & Events Management. Breda University of Applied Sciences also offers a three-year academic programme in Leisure, Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies.
The Leisure & Events Management programme is delivered thematically. This means that subjects such as economics, management, communication and market research are dealt with in content-related projects, rather than in separate topics. Examples of modules are: Leisure Productions, Imagineering, Running Businesses, Design & Marketing and Stakeholder Management.
Leisure is a very broad term. In the second year you have the opportunity to focus on:
Attractions & Theme Parks Management
Leisure & Events Management (broad-based).
Most of the third year is occupied by a work placement. You may perform your work placement either for a company preferably abroad. In this year you will also have the opportunity to follow a half-year exchange programme at one of our partner universities, followed or preceded by a shorter work placement.
In the first half of the fourth year, students work on one large-scale project or a variety of smaller projects commissioned by the leisure industry within the scope of their minor track. You may, for instance, organise a festival, write policy plans or investigate the marketing activities of a sports club. The second half of the fourth year is reserved for your individual graduation assignment. At the request of an organisation from the industry, you will conduct research in your specialist area, give advice and make an implementation plan for this.
The average study load for this programme amounts approximately 40 hours a week, during 40 weeks. How many hours a week you actually spend studying depends greatly on the person and differs per week. You may have a number of deadlines and tests at certain moments, so your planning skills must be perfect.
Do you want to start with the Leisure & Events Management programme? See if you meet the admission requirements for international students.
An equivalent of the Dutch diplomas of higher general secondary education (havo) or pre-university level (vwo) is generally required to enrol on a study programme at Breda University of Applied Sciences.
Test of English as a foreign language
You will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:
CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate) or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)
TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)
Exemptions from taking the English test
You do not need to submit English language test results to be allowed to attend an English-language programme if:
you are a Dutch havo or vwo graduate
the language of instruction of the secondary school or university you attended or are attending is English in a native English-speaking country (i.e. one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (Quebec excluded), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America)
you have obtained a diploma that is included in the list of diplomas compiled by Nuffic and one of your exam subjects was English.
If your secondary school diploma is comparable to the Dutch vwo-diploma, you may be eligible for admission into the three-year track.
After your bachelor
As a leisure manager, you may take up a career in –for instance- theatres, music labels, sports centres or city marketing. You may be in charge of the operational management of a company, the development of new leisure products, or the organisation of exhibitions, conferences or events.