The Master of Management and Development is aimed at rural development professionals, already working in the rural development sector. This top-rated programme is renowned for its international learning environment, team projects and effective incorporation of work experience. Relevant work experience is essential to the course as students contribute and use their previously obtained know-how. Most candidates come from a background in agriculture or rural development.
Graduates leave as competent rural development professionals prepared to support service delivery organisations, NGO’s or other development-related organisation in the area of food security, innovation and social inclusion. So, if you wish to improve your organisation’s programmes and policies, then come and join VHL!
This programme consists of a nine-month teaching period and a three-month research project, culminating in a thesis. It involves a series of competency-building modules that advance your disciplinary expertise and improve your professional skills.
Courses will be covering important topics such as management theories and approaches, communication and leadership, capacity building, self-development and qualitative research. In addition, specialist courses related to your chosen area of expertise will teach you the most effective ways to implement improved communication systems, gender equality and food security structures into your organisation. Within these organisations and their policies and programmes, newly graduated managers will be able to incorporate ways of addressing emerging development issues, such as the consequences of AIDS, lack of efficient communication, gender differentiation, and food shortages for the livelihood of the rural inhabitants.
Rural Development, Social Inclusion, Gender and Youth (1 year Master Programme)
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You can apply until:
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To qualify for enrolment you should have a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject and at least two years of relevant working experience. You also need sufficient English-language skills (TOEFL 550 or more). Applicants may be requested to submit proof of this proficiency, such as certificates issued by a recognised language institute, for example TOEFL or the British Council. Computer literacy (Windows, Word, Excel) is strongly recommended.
At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.
There are several options for acquiring scholarships and grants that cover some or all of the costs of a study programme at Van Hall Larenstein. In general, candidates should bear in mind that official procedures require several months. It is therefore advisable to make a request for a scholarship as early as possible.
For a general list of sponsoring agents specifically targeting Dutch programmes a web-tool has been developed by Nuffic. The address is www.grantfinder.nl
Our Master programmes are eligible for an NFP scholarship. For more information, please go to our website or send an e-mail to the infodesk if you have more questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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