It’s hard to think of a recent news story that has not involved safety and security. Headlines talk of conflicts, crime, terrorism, racial violence and threats. SSMS specialists are at the helm in the control room in a crisis and at the frontline with organisations’ safety and security issues. This doesn’t mean we’re all aiming to work in intelligence. But you will hit the ground running, learning how to thrive under pressure and see another side to society.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences helps you with your online search. It’s easy enough to do from home, on your phone, tablet or computer. See below for an overview of the tools to help you discover the right degree programme for you. Come and see if we are right for you!
- Watch the programme film and presentation before our Online Open Day
Click on the link for the film or the presentation.
- Missed our Open Day? Watch our webinar!
If you missed our Open Day. Click on the following link to watch the the webinar we have made.
- Ask a student. Why was this the right choice for them?
Our students are happy to tell you what they think of this study.
- Ask a lecturer.
Questions about courses? About study load? About the structure of the study? Get in touch with a lecturer and ask him or her what you want to know.
"For me, Safety and Security Management Studies came as a nice surprise. For a while, I didn't really know what career to choose. After having talked to some older SSMS students, I decided to give it a try but had not expected to like it this much: the lecturers are interesting and ready to help, and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly. We learn not only from lectures that give many real-life examples, but also from practical projects that give us some insight on what our future as security professionals might look like. It is a fairly tough study, but worth every moment!"
“I had plenty of fun during the Intro Camp where I was privileged to meet fellow classmates, and learn about the pillars of the programme from our lecturers before the actual lectures even began. The accommodation at the camp was great as well as the BBQ food. Additionally, we were all involved in activities such as quizzes, ‘get-to-know-your-lecturers’, kayaking, visit to the Waterline Museum Fort Vechten Utrecht and so much more.”
“Safety and Security Management Studies (SSMS) is a unique and challenging programme. I enjoy it because it teaches me how to recognise the true cause of a problem first, and then how to solve it. Safety and security are more than just theoretical concepts on paper, and this programme has shown me the importance of structure in a complicated and diverse world. As such, SSMS certainly has taught me to be forward-looking.”
You have a Dutch diplomaTo begin the SSMS bachelor's degree programme, you should have a HAVO or VWO diploma with the appropriate profile. For some profiles certain subjects are required. You could also qualify for admission with a MBO (level 4) diploma.
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To enrol for the SSMS 4 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch HAVO, VWO or MBO (level 4) diploma and a good command of English.
Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll need to assess your secondary school certificate.
To make sure your certificate is evaluated fairly, we work with NUFFIC, an organisation that specialises in the assessment of international education qualifications.
Perhaps your academic background is not quite the right level. Or you need some help improving your English skills. Don’t worry. There might be some alternative options to help you get in, and prepare yourself for a successful start of your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS).
Admissions Test 21+
If you’re 21 years old before 1 September 2022, but don’t have a diploma or a qualification that meets the entry requirements, you can take the 21+ Admissions Test. The 21+ Admissions Test is offered at several dates between January and the start of the academic year, and consists of a digital general capacity test. Please note that you can only participate if you have an EEA-nationality or residence permit for the Netherlands that is valid on the test date.
English Academic Preparation Programme
Need help with your English? If you haven’t quite reached the right level of English for your chosen Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, you can enrol for English Academic Preparation Programme. After the successful completion of this programme, you’ll be ready to start your degree at THUAS and you will already have a good taste of studying and living in the Hague.
Each year, weekly magazine Elsevier awards medals to top degree programmes in higher education. Degree programmes from various institutions are compared at sectoral level on 11 components from the National Student Survey. Depending on the number of average scores for these 11 components, degree programmes receive a bronze, silver or gold medal.
Our programme Security and Safety Management Studies received a bronze medal from EW Best studies.