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We are the first university of applied sciences in the Netherlands offering an academic master’s programme. In this programme we look at Leisure and Tourism from the perspective of urban studies, policy and innovation management. You will work on three important research themes: Storytelling & Consumer Experience, Imagineering & Business Innovation and Place-making & Events.

After your master

Completion of the Master of Science Leisure and Tourism Studies at Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) will offer you a range of career opportunities in leisure management, leisure policy, leisure research and leisure education.

After your graduation you are entitled to the degree of Master of Science.

  • Leisure Management:

management of theme parks, sports centres, events, leisure venues, theatre management and marketing, tour operations

  • Leisure Policy:

public policy advisor for local and national government, project development analyst, sports policymaker

  • Leisure Research:

researcher in public and commercial research organisations and universities

  • Leisure Education:

lecturer at universities of applied sciences and research universities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leisure, Creativity and Space
  • Understanding Leisure Attractions and Events
  • Imagineering as Strategic Design in Leisure and Tourism Organisations
  • Experience Marketing
  • Analysing Leisure Interactions

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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

  • If you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies programme, BUas Pre-master Leisure and Tourism Studies (more information below), BUas pre-master’s programme Strategic Business Management and Marketing (SBM) or the Bachelor of Science Tourism programme, you will have direct access to the academic master’s programme.
  • If you have successfully completed an academic bachelor’s degree in any of the social sciences - such as sociology, psychology, economics, management or marketing  – your access to the academic master’s programme will be evaluated in an introductory interview and/or an inventory of your methodology skills and academic knowledge in leisure studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12252 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12248 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2148 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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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.


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