Safety & Security Management Studies - English - Full-time

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.

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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
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    If you missed our Open Day. Click on the following link to watch the the webinar we have made.

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    Our students are happy to tell you what they think of this study.

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SSMS, 2023-2024

You have a Dutch diploma

To 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.
Niveau 4, middenkader- of specialistenopleiding

You have a non-Dutch diploma

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.

If you were not educated in the Netherlands you usually have to submit a language test to be admitted. Depending on the type and country of your diploma you may however qualify for exemption. Please check our entry requirements page for more information.

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.

There can be no exceptions made to the official admission requirements. The Central Student Enrolment Office is the only agency that can arrive at decisions regarding your qualification for admission as based on the official regulations. You cannot rely on any other sources of information with regard to your qualification for admission.

Bronze – EW Best Studies Top Degree Programmes 2021

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.

Student for a day

4 February 2023

Visit our Open Day

Come and visit us on Saturday 4 February from 10 am – 2 pm and get to know our lecturers, students and locations. Our Open Day is all about meeting, doing and experiencing to see if THUAS is the right fit for you.

Student for a day

Do you want to know what it’s really like to study at our university of applied sciences. Why not spend the day together with a current student of the study you are considering? The perfect hands-on experience! Register f or our shadowing programme


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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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