Master Management of Development

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Application deadline: 1 August 2014 ; Application with scholarship February 1st
Tuition fee:
  • € 10,920 / Year (EEA)
  • € 10,920 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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The Master of Management of Development focuses on professionals in development organisations, who, upon enrolment, will already be working as mid-level managers. Typically, they will be responsible for human resource development and training, as well as gender mainstreaming.

Within their organisation´s policies and programmes they will also be responsible for incorporating the consequences of AIDS to the livelihood of rural people. Their work experience is an essential input in the courses.

Training in management theories and approaches, communication and leadership, capacity building, self-development and qualitative research takes place in four specialisations.

Overall, Management of Development addresses the competence, enabling graduates to stimulate and influence systematically and manage the incorporation of emerging development issues in a rural development organisation, its mandate and activities.


  • Rural Development and Communication (1 year Master Programme)
  • Rural Development and Food Security (1 year Master Programme)
  • Rural Development and Gender (1 year Master Programme)

  • Rural development and HIV/AIDS (1 year Master Programme)


For more information about these programmes, please visit our website.


English: TOEFL iBT 80 points/ IELTS 6,0, CAE–C, FCE–B, C, basic computer skills.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 80



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

Master and Certificate Programmes

The Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) is a scholarship programme funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work. Below is the information you need to know in order to apply for a scholarship.

  • Only our Master and Certificate programmes are eligible for a scholarship
  • You have to be a national of one of the countries listed here
  • You have to first apply to Van Hall Larenstein for admission to a certificate or master's programme
  • Once you have been notified of your admittance to the programme, you need to apply for the NFP scholarship directly at Nuffic using the Scholarships Online (SOL) application system

For precise procedures on the NFP programme please consult

For more information, please go to our website or send an e-mail to the infodesk if you have more questions:



These specialisations are part of the Management of Development programme which is accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders. In the end you will receive a Master of Management of Development.

The new Keuzegids (choice guide) Masters 2013 was published on 18 April, containing the quality standards for educational master programmes in the Netherlands.
Our master Management of Development has reached a top score of 76. "The experts are very positive about the quality of the educational programme. And the students reward it with several plusses. They even state that the facilities are superior," can be read in the Keuzegids Masters 2013. Because of the excellent score of 76, the programme is allowed to call itself 'Top Rated Programme 2013', and carry the quality seal.

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