Study programme

The International Leisure & Events Management programme is delivered thematically. This means that subjects such as economics, management, communication and market research are dealt with in content-related projects and assignments, rather than in separate topics. Examples of modules are: Leisure productions, Running Businesses, Imagineering, Design & Marketing and Stakeholder Management.

The International Leisure & Events Management programme is also offered in Dutch. The Dutch name is Leisure & Events Management. NHTV also offers a three year academic programme in Leisure, Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies.

International classroom

The ‘international classroom’ involves a mix of Dutch and non-Dutch (international) students in one classroom.  The ratio of Dutch students to international students in an international classroom should be approximately 65 to 35%. Over the past four years, the increase in the number of Dutch students in the propaedeutic phase (first year of study) outpaced the growth of the number of international students, as a result of which this ratio has not been consistently observed. That is why the study programme management reserves the right to decide – if necessary - to place a Dutch student in a class group with a relatively high number of foreign students for one semester, and in a class group consisting of only Dutch students for the other semester. In this way, the concept of the ‘international classroom’ can be better upheld.

Fast track

The regular programme takes four years, but there is a possibility to do the 3-year programme, which is referred to as the fast track (or accelerated programme). Depending on your previous education (vwo, abitur) you will start in the 2nd year of the regular programme. By completing some extra courses and passing the progress test at the appropriate level you will prove that you are able to process the year 1 knowledge as well.

Please note that that this 2nd year you start in will be YOUR first year and, as a result, the propaedeutic phase of your studies. A binding study recommendation of 60 EC is attached to the propaedeutic phase.