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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 1.91k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 8.37k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 May 2016

    1 May

    Description

    This English-taught bachelor's programme prepares you for a career in the international leisure industry. During this education you learn how to create memorable and meaningful experiences.

    We all want to experience exciting, unforgettable activities in our spare time, but leisure is a subjective experience and we all perceive it differently. It all starts with the leisure manager. As a leisure manager you create surprising leisure products and unforgettable experiences. Creativity is the essence of your work, but strictly directed planning, a well-conceived business plan and a substantiated budget are also important. You work on developing new leisure products based on changing trends. You are responsible for marketing or, alternatively, you are busy organising a congress, an event or an exhibition. You find solutions using an integrated management approach. Your career is in an international environment and demands a cross-cultural perspective.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline 1 May Tuition fee
    • EUR 1906 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 8369 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The International Leisure Management programme is delivered thematically. This means that subjects such as economics, psychology, management, communication and market research are dealt with in content-related projects, rather than in separate topics. Examples of modules are: Project management, Leisure basics, Leisure direction, Event Organisation, Imagineering and Marketing and Communication.

    The regular track of this programme takes four years, but Dutch students with a vwo diploma can be fast tracked. This may also be available to foreign students, depending on their previous education.

    The International Leisure Management programme is also offered in Dutch. The Dutch name is Vrijetijdsmanagement. NHTV also offers a three year academic programme in Leisure, International Leisure Studies (BSc).

    Course planning

    Year 1, combined with International Tourism Management

    Together with your fellow students from International Tourism Management, you start with a combined introduction year into the leisure & tourism industry. You work on several projects, together with a team of students. In a project several aspects play an important role, such as planning, creativity, budgeting and theoretical knowledge. After the first year you make a final choice for tourism or leisure.

    Year 2

    Leisure is a very broad term. In the second year you have the opportunity to focus on:

    • Attractions & Theme Park Management
    • Social Innovation
    • International Leisure Management (broad-based)

    Year 3

    You work on the course Leisure Direction. Most of the third year, however, is occupied by a placement (about seven months). You may perform your placement either for a company in the Netherlands or, preferably, abroad.

    Year 4

    In the first half of the fourth year, students work on a large-scale project, commissioned by the leisure industry. 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 project. At the request of an organisation from the industry, you will carry out a project or conduct research in your specialist area.

    Fast track

    If you already have a vwo diploma, a ‘Hochschulreifezeugnis’ (Abitur) or a comparable pre-education, International Leisure Management may be able to offer you the opportunity of completing the programme in just three years.

    Three-year track: how does it work?

    Year 1

    If you choose to enroll in Year 2 than you will follow the regular programme of the second year students. Subjects such as Imagineering, Project management, Operational management, Marketing, Leisure Direction and Research will be offered by means of projects and more theoretical courses. Besides you will have a Creative Leadership programme, which is more focused on your personal skills and development. For this you will be supported by a study career coach, who will also help you to prepare for your placement.

    Year 2

    You work on the project Leisure Direction. Most of the second year, however, is occupied by a placement (about seven months). You may perform your placement either for a company in the Netherlands or, preferably, abroad. In this year there is also the opportunity to follow a half-year exchange programme at one of our partner universities, followed or preceded by a shorter placement of five months.

    Year 3

    Your final year revolves around specialisation and graduation. In the first half of the year you explore a subject of your choice via a minor. From January onwards, you will work on your individual graduation, by writing a thesis.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 80

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    Admission Requirements for Foreign Students

    You can apply for this programme if you have completed secondary school, Abitur, Artium, Avgångsbetyg från Gymnasieskolan, COU, Senior High School - A levels or secondary vocational education.

    If your qualifications are not mentioned above, please contact Student Office (international.office(at)nhtv.nl).

    A levels

    If your high school diploma is comparable with A levels:

    • you can be admitted to the fast track
    • you are exempted from taking the English test if you have English in your curriculum

    Brush up course - better results!

    NHTV’s OnlineSchool offers an online course to increase your knowledge of financial management.

    Admission requirements for Dutch students

    For this programme, the admission requirements are:

    havo

    N+T > admissible
    N+G > admissible
    E+M > admissible
    C+M > ec or m&o

    vwo

    N+T > admissible
    N+G > admissible
    E+M > admissible
    C+M > ec or m&o

    mbo

    mbo 4 > admissible,
    advice: English

    What to do if you do not meet the admission requirements?

    • If you miss any of the compulsory subjects, check out your possibilities (information is in Dutch).
    • If you are aged 21 or over, you may appeal to the 21+ arrangement. Based on an assignment, you are permitted to start the programme or not.

    Brush up course - better results!

    NHTV’s Online School offers an online 'brush up' course to increase your knowledge of financial management.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences.

    Funding

    Scholarships / Grants:

    NHTV:
    NHTV Bachelor Scholarship supports non-EU/EEA students who will pay the full tuition fee for bachelor programmes at NHTV. This scholarship consists of a €3000 reduction of the tuition fee in the first year studying at NHTV (paying the non-EU/EEA tuition fee).
    For additional information: Website

    NHTV Breda:
    Per year there is a limited number of scholarships available for non-EU/EEA-students to contribute in the costs of the tuition fee.
    For additional information: Website

    Nuffic:
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship is a special programme for excellent Mexican students. Various higher education institutions and companies support outstanding Mexican students financially to be able to study in Holland.
    For additional information: Website

    Nuffic:
    For additional information: Website

    :
    Voor hbo-bachelorstudenten brazilie
    For additional information: Website

    :
    Voor hbo-bachelorstudenten Indonesie
    For additional information: Website

    Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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