Event Crowd Management

Events are popular. Before the COVID-19 pandemic more and bigger events were organised in the Netherlands every year. Large-scale events place a great demand on organisation, management and licensing, and in particular on security and safety. Because big crowds lead to safety concerns.

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Our minor Event Crowd Management offers you insights into the many aspects of event management dealing with group safety, visitor numbers and stakeholder cooperation. By thorough analyses before the event and the application of specific measures, we anticipate on predictable and possible risks.

Please note: for Dutch speaking students

This programme is only offered in Dutch.

Useful to know

Start date September
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code AIV-MECM-12
Language of instruction Dutch
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Practical Matters Housing and Immigration
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

Our exhange programme Event Crowd Management offers a comprehensive insight into safety and security at large events. You will learn about all facets of crowd management, from working with relevant stakeholders and the types of events and locations, to the dynamics surrounding preparation, risks, scenarios, measures, experience, simulations and lessons (learned).

As well as getting a solid theoretical base, you will have plenty of opportunities to put your new skills into practice at actual events and in training exercises. The COVID-19 pandemic has had and still has a major impact and influence on (the organisation) of events. We pay attention to this situation and its consequences.

The programme teaches a number of relevant as well as general (personal) competences. You will learn with and from each other, studying real-life cases and undertaking learning and practical assignments.

This programme is a coproduction of:

  • TSC Crown Management, professionals in crowd management and hospitality services
  • uCrowds/Utrecht University
  • HU Institute for Applied Safety and Security Studies

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Heidi van Houten.

The programme takes place during one semester and contains the following courses:

Course unit title
Introduction to Event Safety
  Crowd Management & Behaviour
  Risk Analysis & Control
B Trends and Developments
  Leadership, Management & Ethics
  Integral Crowd Management Plan

There are no entry requirements for this programme.

Dutch CEFR level B2.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit the practical information site. Read here for more info about how to arrange housing. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

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Why choose HU?

  • Get ready for an exciting career in a growing market

    Event management is a growing market, with an ever-increasing amount of music festivals, sports events, concerts and conferences being planned each year. Our minor Event Crowd Management gives you the edge in this thrilling sector!

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

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