Wittenborg University offers 4 international Master’s programmes in Hospitality, Tourism, Event, and Sport Business Management. Although the programmes are taught at a university of applied sciences, graduates obtain an academic Master of Science diploma upon course completion.
Why does this matter?
Finding a job abroad with just a Bachelor’s degree can be a challenging task. Employers often prefer hiring locals or specialists with a higher qualification. As well, academic degrees tend to be valued at a higher level than professional ones.
By completing a graduate programme and receiving an academic Master’s degree, you can significantly increase your chances of finding a good job.
Research universities offer a wide variety of Master’s programmes, but admission requirements are usually very strict. If you have already obtained a Bachelor’s diploma from a professional or vocational institution, you most likely need to complete a pre-Master’s course first before applying to a Master’s programme. This costs you an extra year of time, effort, and money.
Universities of applied sciences accept students with vocational Bachelor’s diplomas directly into Master’s programmes, but they tend not to offer too many graduate programmes. That makes it much more difficult to find a Master’s study that suits you.
The solution could be choosing a Master’s study from a research university that is taught at a university of applied sciences. This option allows students with a professional Bachelor’s degree to apply directly to the programme without needing to complete a pre-Master’s course. They then receive an academic Master of Science or Arts diploma upon graduation.
This option is available through the Master’s programmes offered at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, in collaboration with the University of Brighton in the UK. The two universities designed these programmes together and, together, they deliver lectures and hold workshops for students.
The programmes cover the Hospitality, Tourism, Events, and Sport Business Management fields and are taught entirely in English. Students study in the city of Apeldoorn and receive their Master of Science diploma after 1 year. This partnership also helps students find internship placements at hotels and leisure companies in the United Kingdom.
What students say about Wittenborg
Alexandra Huijgens, the Netherlands, MSc in International Event Management:
"I did my bachelor in event management and I wanted to extend my knowledge in that same area so I was looking for a Master’s degree in event management in the Netherlands and Wittenborg offered a Master’s degree in event management. I really like the fact that it was a small group, small classes, with a really personal approach. I think you can learn more if that is the case."
Emmanuel Onyeke, Nigeria, MSc in International Hospitality Management:
"I chose Wittenborg because of its multicultural environment and would recommend the Netherlands as a study destination. I stayed in Apeldoorn during my studies and the city is quiet and perfect for students to concentrate on their academic work."
Bernadette Yolanda, Indonesia, MSc in International Event Management:
"I did a Bachelor in International Management so I thought: Why not challenge myself by doing a Master’s degree? One of the main reasons I chose Wittenborg was because of its dual-degree partnership with Brighton."
What students study at Wittenborg
Details regarding programme curriculum, admission requirements, and financial information can be found on Wittenborg University’s website. You can also find the application manual and contact information for university staff to help you answer any questions about the following programmes: