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University of Applied Sciences

Pre Master Programme

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In summary

Goal of the programme

The Pre-Master’s Programme is especially designed for international students and combines intensive academic English language training, study skills lessons and academic lectures to ensure swift adaptation to Stenden’s Master’s programmes. You will gain greater confidence in expressing yourself and feel more comfortable when engaging with fellow students, lecturers and professors in the Master’s programmes. You will also be able to perform better academically and tackle complex research projects in an effective and professional way. This is an excellent platform for a successful career in industries like hospitality, tourism or services, providing added value for your personal and professional development. 

After successfully completing Stenden’s Pre-Master’s Programme including an IELTS exam, you are guaranteed entry into both the Master in International Service Management and the Master in Leisure and Tourism Studies.

The programme is taught on Stenden’s Leeuwarden campus with full access to the library (including digital) and all other facilities at Stenden.

The Pre-Master’s Programme is also accessible for students who already meet the entry requirements for the Master’s programmes but simply want to refresh or upgrade their knowledge and academic skills.

Subjects

Academic English is a key subject in the Pre-Master’s Programme, which is fairly different from regular English language training. You will spend approximately 3 hours per day on a combination of:

  • Writing (essays, research reports and dissertations)
  • Listening (following lectures with ease, taking notes at lectures)
  • Reading (reading for specific academic purposes, working on specific strategies associated with effective reading)
  • Speaking (presenting findings, chairing and taking part in group discussions)
  • Grammar (improving basic grammar skills to an academic level)
  • Pronunciation.

To ensure your swift integration into the Master’s programmes, you will spend another 4 hours per week on specific academic subjects related to the fields of service, leisure and tourism including:

  • Quality management
  • Policy & planning
  • Research
  • Forming Concepts
  • Sustainability strategies
  • Strategic management
  • Market value creation.

Admission requirements

 

To follow the the Pre-Master's Programme students will need:

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in hospitality, tourism, business or economics, with other subjects being considered as well.
  • An IELTS score of at least 5.5 or TOEFL scores of 525 (paper-based), 196 (computer-based) or 70 (internet-based) or a Cambridge ESOl score FCE-C. 
  • An intake interview

Application 

You will automatically receive information about this course as soon as you apply for the study of your choice and it appears you don’t meet the English requirements.

Study expenses

February Intake

 

Short Pre-Master's
(IELTS 5.5)
Tuition fee€ 5.000
Books€ 240
IELTS test€ 220
Administration fee€ 800

 September Intake

Long Pre-Master's
(IELTS 5.0)*
Tuition fee€ 8.450
Books€ 480
IELTS test€ 440
Administration fee€ 1.050

* Via a combination of Stenden's Short English Course and the Pre-Master's Programme

No refund policy

Stenden University of Applied Sciences applies a strict no-refund policy to all services and expenses.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences and NHL University of Applied Sciences are merging. Would you like to start your studies in February? Then continue your application process on stenden.com/en

Would you like to start your studies in September 2018? Then continue your application process on the new website nhlstenden.com/en. You can apply now for academic year 18/19!