Safety & Security Management Studies - English - Full-time

Your chances of employment in safety and security management will be high after our pioneering programme. You’ll be able to tap into a contacts list of 40 big, internationally oriented organisations. NATO, Europol, Tesla, Eurocontrol, OPCW, Dutch Military branches and companies like Friesland Campina, Center Parcs, and G4S already benefit from our graduates’ expertise. You’ll have a feel for this new, exciting world from all the real life case studies in the programme.

At work

Is there anything I cannot be after I graduate?

As an SSMS graduate you’ll be highly employable in a range of exciting positions in various sectors, be it commercial, military or international government. Whatever career path you choose, it will be likely that you’ll be on the frontline dealing with people’s lives. In any case, you’ll be well qualified to identify risk situations and recommend, implement and evaluate feasible safety and security interventions. You could become a safety and security expert in the field of urban development and management, conflict mediation, or climb the career ladder at a police and security organisation, or within an international airport or insurance company. The opportunities are endless.

What can you become
Aviation Security Manager
Policy Advisor
Information Security Officer
Physical Security Advisor
Loss Prevention Specialist
Security Risk Analyst

Continue studying

If you’re academically minded, you may want to follow a master’s after graduating from SSMS in fields more related to crisis management, international relations or with a more business oriented curriculum. Outside the Netherlands, SSMS students can follow a master’s straight after graduation. You should note that some universities in the Netherlands require you to follow a pre-master’s course after graduating from THUAS.

Students of the Bachelor’s programme Safety and Security Management Studies (The Hague University of Applied Sciences) who fulfil specific academic and administrative criteria, and upon successful graduation from the programme, will have their application to the MSc programme ‘Crisis and Security Management’ of Leiden University accepted without further conditions. i.e. a Pre-master track will not be required.

Please note: those students also have to apply through Studielink and through the online application system. For more details you can contact Mr. Joery Matthys (at Leiden University) via

For the specific academic and administrative criteria, please contact Mr. Huseyin Akdogan (at The Hague University of Applied Sciences) via

More information on the admission requirements for the MSc programme Crisis and Security Management’ at Leiden University is also available here.

Need help making a decision

We would like to help you make the right decision

It takes a bit of thought and research to find the right programme. The Hague University of Applied Sciences organizes various activities throughout the year to give you the best possible idea of the various studies offered. You also learn what it’s like to study at THUAS. This way, you can click on the registration button without a doubt in mind. Or you’ll know for certain it’s not right for you. 

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