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Leisure and Tourism Studies 

Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS)

M.Sc. On Campus
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.

Our leisure time is a vital resource that can be used for creative and physical activity, building relationships, forging identities and developing skills. The experiences that fill our leisure time are provided by an industry which accounts for 6% of the workforce in the Netherlands. The phenomena of Leisure and Tourism are increasing in complexity and require an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. Courses of this academic master’s programme build on knowledge and expertise from various fields such as sociology, psychology, economics, management and marketing.

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






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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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.
  • For admission to this academic master programme an academic bachelor’s degree is required. In case you do not have a bachelor’s degree obtained in the Netherlands, our Admissions officer will evaluate if your bachelor’s degree can be considered a professional or an academic bachelor degree, compared to the Dutch educational system. 

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.


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