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Applied Sciences

Leisure/Sports Management & Sports Studies

BSc Leisure Sciences

3 years

€2209 pa

Programme profile

Leisure activities are more than just a pastime. They can also indirectly provide health improvements, social cohesion in neighbourhoods and sustainable development in cities or regions. What effect does leisure have on your well-being, and how can it contribute towards social participation in a problem neighbourhood? What is needed for a talented sportswoman or musician to develop into a real sports star or successful musician? The leisure expert explores these concepts through a multidisciplinary and research-based approach. As a leisure expert you investigate all kinds of issues concerning leisure and its impact on people and society. You consider and research from a multidisciplinary perspective, combining diverse areas such as sociology, psychology, economics, marketing and philosophy.

In the first year, the multidisciplinary foundation for the programme is established and you are introduced to leisure sciences and research methods. The semesters are organised thematically. In the first semester the accent is on how leisure time is spent, in the second semester it is on the organisation of leisure. In the second and third year you deepen your knowledge on leisure activities and organisation of leisure and choose a specialisation. Two of the modules take place at Tilburg University.

Programme content

Year 1: Sociology of Leisure; Psychology of Leisure; Anthropology of Leisure; Economics of Leisure; Marketing of Leisure; Organisation of Leisure; Research Methods; Two Projects

Year 2: Labour, Care and Leisure; Strategic Decision-Making; Imagineering; Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and Performance; Philosophy of Science; Innovation and Change; Research Methods; Two Projects

Year 3: Leisure and Urban Processes; Intercultural Management; Philosophy of Leisure; Three Electives; Research Project; Thesis


As a graduate of this programme, you have direct access to the Master"s programme in Leisure Studies at Tilburg University

Entry Requirements

2 A-Levels and 4 GCSEs or relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including 2 at H4, or relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5




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31 August