Academic Master Leisure Studies in 1 year

NHTV is the first university of applied sciences in the Netherlands offering an academic master’s programme.


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. Leisure sectors such as tourism, sports, culture, events and media are increasingly interlinked and require an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. Courses of this master’s programme build on knowledge and expertise from various fields such as sociology, psychology, economics, management and marketing.

Your career?

Completion of this academic master’s programme will offer you a range of career opportunities in:

  • 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

Why choose this study programme?

Facts of the programme

Check out this video about Leisure alumna Mariska