Discover your worldAcademic programmes in LeisureInternational Leisure Studies (BSc)Premaster Leisure StudiesLeisure Studies (MSc)
Discover your worldWhat is Leisure?Leisure is a very broad phenomenon:Playing or watching sports, shopping, going to amuseum, watching television going to a concert,cinema or theatre, traveling, visiting a theme park,event or festival, doing volunteer work… and so on.Leisure is a major economic sector:in The Netherlands: 350,000 people working in thesector; approx. €36 billion turnover a year
Discover your worldLeisure NetworksSuppose you go to a concert in Heineken Music Hall(i.e. a leisure facility) What do you need?The venue
Discover your worldLeisure NetworksSuppose you go to a concert in Heineken Music Hall(i.e. a leisure facility) What do you need?The venueArtist
Discover your worldLeisure NetworksSuppose you go to a concert in Heineken Music Hall(i.e. a leisure facility) What do you need?The venueArtistTicket
Discover your worldLeisure NetworksSuppose you go to a concert in Heineken Music Hall(i.e. a leisure facility) What do you need?The venueArtistTicketAnything else?
Leisure Networks - TheoryNetwork society (1990s →)*The ‘national’ market and national politics areincreasingly integrated in a global context*People’s lives (including their leisure) become tied upin local, regional, national and international economic,political, and cultural networks*Technological innovations in communication andinformation (internet, gsm, social media)*Boundaries between labour, care and leisure begin toblur: leading to feelings of rush/stress
Leisure Networks - Theory*Leisure networks (f.i. Hyves, Facebook) are used forwork purposes*Leisure is used to create and maintain networks (f.i.via social media, sports, gaming, events, going out,travelling, etc.)*Networks provide opportunities to give form topreferred leisure lifestyles*Coordinating networks in leisure becomes an issue(where would we be without mobile phone?)
Leisure NetworksTo understand these complex networks (e.g. to decidehow government subsidies should be spent), you needproper insight into what all these different people andorganizations do/want/say/thinkA scientific approach is needed to develop strategiesfor this network. International Leisure Studies (BSc) Premaster Leisure Studies Leisure Studies (MSc)
Characteristics Master Leisure Studies• Integral and multidisciplinary perspective• Strategic issues and long-term developments• Theory development, analysis and research• English language, intensive, small groups,self-activation• Training in intellectual, research, relationaland presentation skills
Programme 2013-2014The education will take place at NHTV/AfL ánd TiUand provided by staff of AfL and TiU/LSTilburg University is responsible for administrativepart of study (rules and regulations)in this interim yearNumber of implications for prospective students:• Application process for the master via TiU• [Applying for the pre-master via NHTV!]• The MSc title will be granted by TiU• Accreditation via TiU/TSB• Rules and regulation of (OER/EER) TiU/TSB
Programme 2013-2014• Two semesters of 15 and 20 weeks each• First semester: 5 courses (30 ECTS)• Leisure and creativity in the information society• Innovating leisure organisations and networks• Dynamics in the leisure industries• Experience marketing• Contemporary themes in sport, tourism and culture• Second semester: Master’s thesis (24 ECTS)• 1st + 2nd semester: Seminar Leisure Studies (6 ECTS)• In total:• One year programme of 60 ECTS• English taught
The course program:Leisure and creativity in the information society(Breda title: Leisure, creativity and space)Topics:• The rise of the global informational economy andnetwork society• National and local leisure policy• Public-private leisure environments andinfrastructure• The role of leisure facilities in shaping the qualityand identity of spaces and
Innovating leisure organisations and networks(Breda title: Understanding leisure attractions and events)Topics:• Creating and maintaining leisure networks• Alliances, co-creation, co-operation betweenorganisations• Management of change and innovation in theleisure sector• Eventful cities and theme parksThe course program:
Dynamics in the leisure industries(Breda title: Imagineering as strategic design in leisure organizations)This is the only course with a different content thancurrently advertisedTopics:• Strategic management• Strategic human resource management• Organizational diversity in leisure organisations• Leadership• Corporate social responsibilityThe course program:
Experience Marketing(Breda title: Experience marketing)Topics:• Trends in leisure behaviour• Experiences in and through leisure• Relation marketing and experiences• Storytelling in theme parksThe course program:
Contemporary themes in sport, tourism and culture(Breda title: Analyzing leisure interactions)Topics:• Leisure theory, with a focus on leisure practices• Current themes in leisure research (authenticity,creativity and physical activity/ health/ wellbeing)The course program:
Seminar Leisure Studies(also in Breda)Topics:• Preparation of Master’s thesis: literature study,design of research question, developing researchproposal• Organized in thesis circles: group discussions aboutliterature, research proposals and thesis progress.The course program:
Second semester: Master’s Thesis(also in Breda)Topics:• Research question fits the theme of the thesiscircle (seminar)• The complete research cycle• Fieldwork, secondary data-analysis, interviews• Possibility for external principal (public/privateorganisations in the leisure field)Product: Master’s thesis• Individual supervisionThe course program:
Master theses, some examples• Is the screen our friend? Television watching, internet and socialcapital.• Building social capital and voluntary work. Investigating therelationship between voluntary work and social capital.• Its all in the mix! A quantitative study on employeesperceptions of organizational diversity in the leisure industry.• The enchanting world of fairy tales. A multiple-case study intogap filling in relation to storytelling as part of the Eftelingexperience.• Rotterdam eventful city? A research on the image of Rotterdamas an eventful city.
Job opportunities• Leisure policy development (local, regional, provincial,national government)• Academic and applied research (university, SCP, CBS,Mulier Instituut)• Teaching (university, HBO: Sport/Leisure/Lifestyle Management , CMV)• City management and citymarketing• Project management (sport/ cultural/ tourismorganisation, tour operator,creative clusters)• Market research & consultancy (Motivaction, LAGroup, Ecorys,BRO, Telos, IVA, Leisure Result)• For more examples,please visit our alumni-network LUDENS on LinkedIN
Admission requirements:Dutch students with Dutch diploma• Unconditional access:• ILS (NHTV-AfL)• SBM (NHTV-AT)• pre-master Leisure Studies degree (NHTV-AfL)• ILM Honours programme (NHTV-AfL)• Bachelor’s degree from TiU/TSB + minor Leisure Studies• Admission via Examining Board of TiU/TSB• Bachelor’s degree from another university:> Sufficiently conversant in social sciences / leisure/tourism> Adequate knowledge of methods and techniques• HBO vocational degree: first one-year Pre-master’s programin Leisure Studies
• Application deadlines of Examining Board TiU:Before 1 September 2013• Address of Examining Board:Tilburg UniversityTilburg School of Social and Behavioral SciencesExamining Board, P313PO Box 901535000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands• Accepted applicants register via StudielinkAdmission requirements:Dutch students with Dutch diploma
Admission requirements (non) EEAAcademic background:• Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in e.g. Sociology,Economics, Psychology, Marketing• Sufficiently conversant in social sciences / leisure/ tourism• Adequate knowledge of methods and techniques• Application deadlines of International Affairs Team TiU:1 April 2013 for non-EEA applicants1 July 2013 for EEA applicantsArrangements will be made between NHTV and TIUFor preliminary advice contact: Ruth Davis, Admissions Officer,at TSB-International@tilburguniversity.edu
Admission requirements (non) EEA• Address of International Affairs Team:The Admissions Committee, room P314Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral SciencesTilburg UniversityWarandelaan 25037 AB TilburgThe Netherlands• Accepted applicants register via Studielink
Tilburg University, Department of Leisure StudiesMaster’s program in Leisure StudiesTSB-International@tilburguniversity.eduBertine Bargeman: A.Bargeman@uvt.nlNHTV, Academy for LeisurePre-master’s program in Leisure StudiesAdriaan van Liempt: firstname.lastname@example.orgOr visit:www.tilburguniversity.edu/LSwww.nhtv.nl/masters-cursussen/masters-cursussen/masters/master-in-leisure-studies/introduction.htmlFurther information
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