The pre-master year is split up into two semesters.
- Labour, Care and Leisure:
People want a career, quality time with their families and fulfilling leisure activities. Increasingly, the problem is that there is too little time to accomplish all this. This course addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of this problem.
- Sociology of Leisure
Sociology is about how people form societies. We will focus on the role of leisure in our societies, for instance, how we learn to become part of our society through sports.
- Research Methods: Surveys
In this course, students acquire the methodological and statistical competencies necessary to become competent researchers, specifically for survey research.
- Real-life Project
During this project, students will design and conduct real-life survey research in the field of leisure - techniques that are learned in the course ‘Research Methods: Surveys’.
- Research Lab
Research Lab is a virtual environment in which students work on academic writing and qualitative research knowledge and skills.
- Leisure and Urban Development
The core of this course is an analysis of what in the literature is typified as an ‘event city’. How can we understand its formation? How is this related to underlying economic, political and socio-cultural relations?
- Innovation and Change
This course is on innovation and change processes in the leisure sector: organisational change, innovation and change management, sustainable value creation and creating an innovative organisation.
- Research Methods: Data Analysis
This course explores a wide range of commonly used data analysis techniques for the social sciences: regression, ANOVA, factorial designs, path analysis modelling and non-parametric statistics.
Students will carry out their own statistical analyses on existing large-scale data sets in order to answer a number of relevant questions about leisure behaviour.