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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SSMS, 2019-2020

To enrol for the Safety and Security Management Studies programme you will need a secondary school diploma equivalent to that of a Dutch HAVO and a good command of English.
C&M (Economie)
N&G (Economie)
N&T (Economie)
C&M (Economie)
N&G (Economie)
N&T (Economie)
Niveau 4, middenkader- of specialistenopleiding

Admission recommendation

You have a non-Dutch diploma

To enrol for the SSMS programme you will need a secondary school diploma equivalent to that of a Dutch HAVO 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.

The most suitable profile for HAVO or VWO is E&M.
This programme is taught entirely in English. You’ll need a good command of the English language, both spoken and written.

Bachelors candidates who are educated in the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada (Quebec only when the education language is English), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Malta, or students holding a diploma (including English as an exam subject) stated on this diploma list, don’t need to take an English proficiency test.

All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient language test.

Please check our entry requirements for more information.

If you completed your prior education in another country than those listed above, you might still qualify for exemption, if:

  • you have an American or International High School Diploma, or
  • you have an European or International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Please contact the Enrolment Centre and ask for details.

If you have not quite reached the level you need to enrol for a degree but your results are promising, we offer an the Prep School programme, which takes six months or one year. On completion of this, you will not only be ready to join a bachelor's, but you’ll also have learned a lot about the Netherlands, The Hague and our university.

For this programme, you are eligible with any "profiel", there are no required subjects
If you’re 21 before the 1 September 2019 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 will be offered at several dates in Spring 2019 and consists of a 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.
If you received a senior general secondary education diploma previous to 2009 or a pre-university education diploma previous to 2010,  your diploma will be assessed individually to see if you qualify for admission. If you have any questions about this,  you can contact the Central Student Enrolment Office by completing the contact form.
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.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

9 February 2019

Open Day

An open day is a great way to see our campus and meet our strong community of students and lecturers. You can attend presentations by specialists who come from diverse backgrounds and can share their wealth of real-world expertise.

Student for a day

Have you got the drive to be an SSMS student? Experience what it’s like to study first-hand at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). You’ll get inspired by introductory lectures on Criminology, Political Science and Security Risk Management. These could help ignite an interest in analysing criminal organisations, environmental factors of public safety and security, advising industrial companies on their safety and security protocols, consulting on risk management, and more.

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. 
Contact our Study & Career Centre Contact us by phone (+31) (0)70 445 8595 or by email

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