The Master’s programme in International Leisure, Tourism and Events Management enables students to develop a sustainable integrated approach to leisure, tourism and events management. The master’s degree allows students to combine academic and applied research as well as giving students the opportunity to form a strong link within the industry.
NHL Stenden offers students the chance to complete a single or dual degree. Students who complete the single degree will get a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) whereas students who complete a dual degree will receive a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) as well as a British Master of Science (MSc). The British Master of Science is issued by NHL Stenden’s partner university, the University of Derby in the UK.
Throughout the 14-month course, students will discuss established theories and use scenario planning to help identify future trends and developments. Students who participate in the dual degree will be taught by The University of Derby professors as well as NHL Stenden tutors. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to enlarge their international contacts due to them studying at the University of Derby for two weeks.
The first three modules will help to prepare students to write their thesis as well as help students to develop their own perspective on leisure and tourism. The second module teaches students to make connections between society and organisations. For those students who have chosen the dual degree, it will start in this module. Module three will consist of students focusing on policy making within the industry and this is where the dual degree will finish. Finally, during module four students will concentrate on research and writing their final thesis.
Graduates will have a wide range of career opportunities available to them at local, regional or national levels. Alumni have gone on to work in areas such as management, policy and planning and consultancy. For more information please go to our website.
You require a Bachelor’s degree to be admitted to the International Leisure and Tourism Studies programme. If you do not hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Management, Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure Studies or a related course but would like to enrol in the Master’s programme in Service Management, please send an email to email@example.com. Your application will be assessed on individual merits. A personal interview is part of the application process.
English Language Requirements
All applicants for a Master programme at NHL Stenden are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their Bachelor degree entirely in the English language at an accredited institution.
NHL Stenden accepts three kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
- Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
- TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is 9215.
- Cambridge ESOL score CAE-C.
Duration and price
This course is campus-based.
- Start date: September
- Duration: 14 months
- Price: € 11,500 for the single degree
€ 14,750 for the dual degree
- Application deadline: For EU students: August 15th
For Non-EU students: May 31st
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