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Pre-master Leisure and Tourism Studies
The academic Pre-master Leisure and Tourism Studies is designed for you as a graduated bachelor's student to prepare you for the Master of Science Leisure and Tourism Studies.
This academic pre-master's program is open for students with a professional bachelor's degree who wish to continue their studies with the Master of Science Leisure and Tourism Studies. Multidisciplinary courses in this pre-master aim to advance your theoretical foundation, knowledge and research skills to prepare for the academic master.
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If you want to apply for this program, you should have a professional bachelor's degree, preferably a Bachelor of Business Administration, for example, in the field of tourism management, leisure management, hotel management, economics, commerce, general management or finance.
English language requirements
You will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results on one of these tests:
- Cambridge C1 Advanced/ Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), with a minimum subscore for Speaking of 169
- Cambridge C2 Advanced/ Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, with a minimum subscore for Speaking of 169
- 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)
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Labour, Care and Leisure
People want a career, quality time with their families and fulfilling leisure activities. This course addresses the underlying causes and consequences of this balancing act.
Sociology of Leisure
This course focuses on the basic principles of sociology in order to understand the role of leisure in our Society, for instance, how we learn to become part of our society through sports or volunteering.
Research Methods – Surveys
This course offers you the methodological and statistical competencies necessary to become a competent researcher, specifically for survey research.
During this project, you apply the techniques from the course in Research Methods - Surveys to design and conduct a survey for a commissioner in the leisure field.
This is a virtual environment in which you work on academic writing and qualitative research knowledge and skills.
Leisure and Urban Development
This course explores the causes and consequences of the increased importance of leisure, culture and creativity in the development, quality and experience of places and eventful cities.
Innovation and Change
In this course you learn about organisational change, innovation and change management and sustainable value creation in leisure organisations.
Research Methods - Data Analysis
This course explores many common data analysis techniques for the social sciences: regression, ANOVA, factorial designs, path analysis modelling and non-parametric statistics.
You answer research questions on leisure behaviour by doing quantitative or qualitative research.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
In the academic year 2022-2023 the statutory tuition fee for bachelor programs is €2,143. First-year students pay €1,071.
You pay the statutory tuition fee if you:
- have the Dutch nationality or the nationality of another country that is part of the EEA, or the Surinamese or Swiss nationality and
- have not already obtained a bachelor's degree from a government-funded program in the Netherlands at the start of the academic year.
In all other cases you pay the institutional tuition fee. In the academic year 2022-2023 the institutional fee for bachelor's programs is €9,950.
This academic pre-master's program does not grant you a title but it does give you access to the Master of Science Leisure and Tourism Studies at Breda University of Applied Sciences.
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Breda University of Applied Sciences
Breda University of Applied Sciences is a medium-sized, government-funded higher education institute. More than 7,000 Dutch and international students from some 100 countries are studying at our institute. We offer bachelor’s and master’s programme at professional and academic level in...
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