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.
Rafael Sáez Gabarrón
“I had plenty of fun during the Intro Camp where I was privileged to meet fellow class mates, 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.”
Rafael Sáez Gabarrón
"Safety and Security Management Studies as a programme is one of a kind. I came all the way from Madrid to The Hague to finally find what I've always wanted to study. Not only am I learning how to be a safety and security professional, but there are many ways to go further: from interesting guest speakers and social mixers organised by our very own Centuria Study Association, to participating in the decision making of the programme or even the faculty based on good relations with our lecturers. So not everything is about studying, and SSMS will make you feel among friends."
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 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.
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.
12 April 2019
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.