Safety & Security Management Studies - English

You could be an urban planner working for the New York City Council to develop safer neighborhoods. This is what you do after you complete the degree programme and begin working on real assignments. But as a young professional, you do much more. You discover, for example, the culture at ‘your’ company. You attend meetings and company parties and meet with colleagues. You also learn all there is to know about ‘your’ market - the latest developments, the competition and what they do. In other words, you learn what this profession involves on a daily basis.

At work

Is there anything I cannot be after I graduate?

While you might not be recruited (any time soon) by MI5 after graduation, you will acquire some skills from this programme that are worthy of a 007 agent. Creativity is one of them. Innovation has posed new and more challenging security risks, and SSMS students’ creativity enables them to look at these risks from a different angle. As far as your career is concerned, there will be an almost perfect fit between the SSMS curriculum and jobs in the commercial sector, in the military or with the (international) government. In the end, it’s your creativity, flexibility and sense of responsibility that will decide how well you do. After all, you will be dealing with people’s lives.
what will you become
Incident investigator
Cyber security consultant
Drug safety medical advisor
Health and safety officer
Safety manager
Security advisor
Quality controller
Director of information security
Security risk analyst
Conflict mediator
What you won't become
A 007 agent (not yet anyway)

Continue studying

Some of our students are academically inclined. If so, you will have the option of following a Master after you graduate from SSMS, for instance 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 directly after graduation. We have seen for instance that SSMS students have no problem applying for a Master in Security and Risk Management at the University of Leicester or Security Supervision and Management at the European Security Academy. Note, however, that different rules apply in the Netherlands, as most Dutch universities require that THUAS graduates follow a pre-master first.

Need help making a decision

We 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 study’s 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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