On 1 September 2018, our name was changed to Breda University of Applied Sciences. This academic year we also took up residence in a beautiful listed and fully renovated convent at Mgr. Hopmansstraat in Breda, which is part of our new campus.

Breda University of Applied Sciences is a medium-sized, government-funded higher education institute. More than 7,000 Dutch and international students from some 100 countries are studying at our institute. We offer bachelor’s and master’s programme at professional (‘hbo’) and academic (‘wo’) level in the domains of Games, Media, Hotel, Facility, Logistics, Built Environment, Tourism and Leisure & Events.

Organisation

Breda University of Applied Sciences has strong ties with the professional field, focusing on entrepreneurial and business-oriented activities. In this process, we seek out innovations, adopt an international outlook and make socially responsible and sustainable choices.

An inspiring environment

Our strategy describes, among other things, how we are going to dedicate even greater focus on international education, synergy between the different disciplines and cooperation with industry partners. Students are encouraged to nurture their talents, but also to develop their ingenuity and inventiveness.

The degree programmes of Hotel, Facility and Tourism moved to the former convent at the start of the academic year of 2018-2019. The new campus is gradually being developed into an inspiring meeting place for people with different areas of expertise and from diverse cultural backgrounds.

In this inspiring environment, we prepare our students for international careers. The majority of our degree programmes are taught in English, but the Dutch-taught programmes also devote a lot of attention to international business and cooperation.

Half a century of experience

BUas, previously NHTV, is the world’s largest and leading education institute offering degree programmes in tourism, leisure and hospitality. With over half a century of experience in practice-based higher education and international cooperation, our bachelor’s degree programmes have recorded consistently high rankings in the ‘Keuzegids HBO’ for many years now.

Quality Seals

  • Elsevier Best Specialist University of Applied Sciences 2018
  • Elsevier Best Specialist University of Applied Sciences 2017-2018

Bachelor of Science Tourism

Keuzegids Universiteiten Top rated programme 2019

Games

  • Keuzegids Hbo Top rated programme 2019
  • Keuzegids Hbo No.1 in own category 2019
Facility

Keuzegids Hbo No. 1 in own category 2019

Keuzegids Hbo Top rated Programme 2019

Hotel

Keuzegids Hbo Top rated programme 2019

Media

Keuzegids Hbo No.1 in own category 2019

Logistics

Keuzegids Hbo Logistics Management: No.1 in own category 2019

Keuzegids Hbo Logistics Engineering: Top 3 in own category 2018 + 2019

Built Environment

Keuzegids Hbo Top 3 in own category 2019

Programmes taught in:
English

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BA

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Have you ever wondered how awesome media concepts work? Are you interested in the latest media trends? Are you curious about creating media products yourself? At Breda Un ... [+]

Have you ever wondered how awesome media concepts work? Are you interested in the latest media trends? Are you curious about creating media products yourself? At Breda University of Applied Sciences, you can discover the world of media.

Do you want to learn everything about the use, structure and application of media such as television, radio, events, outdoor advertising, online marketing and data-base marketing? Come and study International Media and Entertainment Management and you will learn to develop market-oriented concepts, programmes and productions, using media techniques and information and communication technology (ICT).

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This English-taught professional bachelor's programme prepares you for a career in the international leisure industry. In 3 or 4 years’ time you will learn how to create ... [+]

This English-taught professional bachelor's programme prepares you for a career in the international leisure industry. In 3 or 4 years’ time, you will become a professional in this creative and dynamic industry. In this degree programme you learn how to create memorable and meaningful experiences which contribute to a more beautiful world.

Study programme

The Leisure & Events Management programme is delivered thematically. The programme consist of an ‘international classroom’, which involves a mix of Dutch and non-Dutch (international) students in one classroom. The regular programme takes four years, but there is a possibility to do a 3-year programme, which is referred to as the fast track (or accelerated programme).... [-]

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Would you like to know how tourism can contribute to the sustainable development of a destination? Curious how you can enhance the visitor experience in an attraction par ... [+]

Would you like to know how tourism can contribute to the sustainable development of a destination? Curious how you can enhance the visitor experience in an attraction park? Then Tourism Management might be for you!

Tourism and recreation businesses face the challenge of maintaining their position in the fast-paced world of e-business. It requires traditional companies to develop new products and alternative customer approaches. This is what you will learn during your degree programme Tourism Management at Breda University of Applied Sciences.

Study overview

The Tourism Management programme trains you to become a professional manager in the tourism and recreation industry. During the programme, you will work on problems from practice, linked to basic courses such as online and offline marketing, e-business, financial management, and consumer behaviour. In the study programme, theory and practice are carefully integrated. You will work in project groups together with fellow students. In addition, the courses, skills training programmes, guest lectures, company visits, study trips and work placements will help you develop the competencies you need as a qualified professional.... [-]

Netherlands Breda
September 2019
English
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3 - 4 years
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BBA

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Are you a real go-getter with people and management skills? Would you like to create an environment that is good for customers and employees? Facility Management might be ... [+]

Are you a real go-getter with people and management skills? Would you like to create an environment that is good for customers and employees? Facility Management might be for you!

We spend a large part of our lives in public areas. Think of shopping centers, schools and the companies we work for. A facility manager ensures that the facilities in these spaces meet all requirements so customers feel comfortable and employees productive. As a facility manager you are an inspiring leader and a sparring partner on a strategic level.

Study overview

In four years, you will learn how to develop to an all-round Facility Manager. Where will you find your dream job? Think big, think anywhere, because our students work all over the world. But first things first. You do need to develop, in order to get there. We will help you learn the things you need to know, improve your skills and offer you training on-the-job. With our programme, we will provide you with all you need to get your future job!... [-]

Netherlands Breda
September 2019
English
Full time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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Can you turn a hotel stay into an unforgettable experience? Do you combine excellent service, sustainability and profit maximisation? If you want to make a difference, th ... [+]

Can you turn a hotel stay into an unforgettable experience? Do you combine excellent service, sustainability and profit maximisation? If you want to make a difference, this programme is for you!

In hospitality, creating an experience for the guest is all important. How do you respond to the individualisation of society and how do you deal with an increasingly critical customer? You will learn in our Hotel Management programme. After your graduation, you will be ready to go the extra mile with your professionalism, creativity and innovative ideas.

Study overview

In four years, you will learn how to develop to an all-round Hotel Manager. Where will you find your dream job? Think big, think anywhere, because our students work all over the world. But first things first. You do need to develop, in order to get there. We will help you learn the things you need to know, improve your skills and offer you training on-the-job. With our programme, we will provide you with all you need to get your future job!... [-]

Netherlands Breda
September 2019
English
Full time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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Breda University of Applied Sciences

Do you see to it that iPads make it onto store shelves in time? Do you prevent hospitals having long waiting lists? Or are you in charge of visitor flows at an airport? E ... [+]

Do you see to it that iPads make it onto store shelves in time? Do you prevent hospitals having long waiting lists? Or are you in charge of visitor flows at an airport? Everything is possible!

Logistics is about organising and planning flows of goods, information and people in a time-effective manner and at lowest possible costs, taking into account sustainability issues. The Logistics Management programme focuses on economic and financial aspects of logistics.

Study overview

In addition to acquiring specialist knowledge, during the programme, you will develop all sorts of competencies which you will need later for being able to carry out your work well. You will do this by, amongst other things, working on a project basis on ‘real life assignments’ from the industry. Alongside projects, you will follow lectures, guest lectures and seminars, courses, training and coaching sessions. You will also undertake a number of work placements and participate in excursions and study trips. The entire study programme is very much practice-based. The total package is optimally linked to the demands of the profession and the possibility of continuing your studies further.... [-]

Netherlands Breda
September 2019
English
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3 - 4 years
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BSc

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Is it your dream to work in the game industry? In our game programme, one of the best in the world, you learn how to make interesting, attractive and, above all, playable ... [+]

Is it your dream to work in the game industry? In our game programme, one of the best in the world, you learn how to make interesting, attractive and, above all, playable games.

Whether you want to be the best game play programmer, an award winning character artist or a Triple-A title winning producer, your path to success starts at International Game Architecture and Design in Breda.

Study overview

In this programme, you will be trained in creative, technological, and commercial skills. Game careers require you to have both a broad knowledge of game development and deep skills in your chosen area of expertise, such as 3D visual arts, high-end video game development, animation, audio, gameplay, level design, production, or programming.... [-]

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September 2019
English
Full time
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Do you want to find out how you can keep your country and cities accessible in the future? Want to map out problems in disadvantaged districts? And would you like to design the ideal residential area of the future? Built Environment is the programme for you.

International Spatial Development

In our globalising and urbanising world, ever greater importance is placed on cities built for human well-being, with attractive living and working environments, traffic accessibility, traffic safety and sustainability. In the study programme International Spatial Development, a differentiation area of Built Environment, you will explore spatial development from an integrated perspective, based on urban planning, urban design and mobility – looking across country borders.... [-]

Netherlands Breda
September 2019
English
Full time
3 - 4 years
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Are you in charge of supplying a warehouse most efficiently? Do you want to organise the chain from raw materials up until the final product effectively and efficiently? ... [+]

Are you in charge of supplying a warehouse most efficiently? Do you want to organise the chain from raw materials up until the final product effectively and efficiently? Or do you want to be responsible for the logistic processes in a harbour area?

Logistics concerns organising and planning the flow of goods, information and people in the quickest manner possible for the lowest costs, and in which sustainability also plays a major role. In the study programme Logistics Engineering the accent lies on the technical and IT-driven aspects of logistics.

Study overview

In addition to acquiring specialist knowledge, during the programme, you will develop all sorts of competencies which you will need later for being able to carry out your work well. You will do this by, amongst other things, working on a project basis on ‘real life assignments’ from the industry. Alongside projects, you will follow lectures, guest lectures and seminars, courses, training and coaching sessions. You will also undertake a number of work placements and participate in excursions and study trips. The entire study programme is very much practice-based. The total package is optimally linked to the demands of the profession and the possibility of continuing your studies further.... [-]

Netherlands Breda
September 2019
English
Full time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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The Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies is an English-taught academic programme. In three years’ time, you will become an expert at finding and understanding answers to c ... [+]

How can we predict trends in the way people spend their free time? How can traditional leisure companies use social media more effectively to connect to their customers? And what new business models and strategies are needed in an increasingly complex and dynamic leisure sector? After your graduation you will be able to answer all these questions, and more.

Study overview

The academic Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies is 'knowledge-oriented'. During your studies you develop a number of academic and management competencies by analysing academic knowledge. To do this, you will often work independently and sometimes in small groups on cases and assignments. In the field of leisure, the various lines of approach offered by, for example, psychology, sociology and anthropology, only offer partial explanations of what people want – and are able to do – in their leisure time. This means that if you want to understand leisure, you will need to adapt to new and unexpected situations, by using old ideas, theories and methods in new ways, or by developing fresh new ideas – which can then be assessed and researched. This is how we push the boundaries and make crucial new contributions to existing knowledge in the industry.... [-]

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September 2019
English
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3 years
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Breda University of Applied Sciences

In a joint degree with Wageningen University we offer an academic bachelor’s degree programme where you will research the developments in tourism and its impact on societ ... [+]

In a joint degree with Wageningen University we offer an academic bachelor’s degree programme where you will research the developments in tourism and its impact on society, the environment and the economy. The Bachelor of Science Tourism is the only academic programme in the field of tourism in The Netherlands.

In this academic bachelor’s programme you will combine economic, social and environmental sciences. You will study theories and concepts, will receive intensive training on research methods and will learn how to critically evaluate these. You will also get practical experience.

Study overview

The Bachelor of Science Tourism is a three-year joint degree programme delivered by staff from both Breda University of Applied Sciences and Wageningen University. Year 1 and 2 take place in Breda. In the first year, you explore the complex and multifaceted tourism phenomenon from different angles. In the second year, you deepen your knowledge of sustainable tourism development. This year includes an international field project in Southeast Asia. The third year takes place in Wageningen and consists of a minor of your own choice and your bachelor's thesis.... [-]

Netherlands Breda
September 2019
English
Full time
3 years
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Monseigneur Hopmansstraat,1
Breda, North Brabant, 4817 JT NL
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