12 months
12248 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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People have more and more leisure pursuits to choose from. As a result, Leisure and Tourism are increasing in complexity. That's why we offer an academic master’s programme in Leisure and Tourism Studies at the Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) which builds on the knowledge and expertise from different disciplines.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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

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

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


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.

Our partners

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Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS)