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, NGOís or other development-related organisation in the area of food security, innovation and social inclusion. So, if you wish to improve your organisationís 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)
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
For more information about these programmes, please visit our website.
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Netherlands when:
At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.
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Van Hall Larenstein is a university of applied sciences. We train high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world. The curricula of VHL University of Applied Sciences focus on the domains Delta Areas and Resources - Food and Dairy - Animal and Business. Alongside Bachelor programmes, we also provide Masterís programmes, Certificate programmes and short courses for regional, national and international students.