Agricultural Production Chain Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management is intended for development specialists working in organisations dealing with agricultural production, processing, marketing, quality control and logistics. Typically, such work will confront them with complex problems that require new thinking and new approaches - providing services on the basis of demand, for example, rather than on the basis of production.

About

The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management is intended for specialists working in organisations dealing with agricultural production, processing, marketing, quality control and logistics. Typically, such work will confront them with complex problems that require innovative thinking and new approaches - providing services on the basis of demand, for example, rather than on the basis of production.

The agricultural industry is currently more vibrant and resourceful than ever before, with both company expansions and bankruptcy occurring on a regular basis. With production chains stretching from desolate farms in South East Asia to the bustling market places of Northern America – the world will be your work place! The programme has three distinct phases: analysis of value chains, development of value chains and management of value chains.

The aim is to enable graduates to manage organisations or companies involved in agricultural production chain development in line with fluctuations in demands and policies. With three unique specialisations in horticulture, livestock and forest chains , VHL is ready to equip you for working the world of animals, flowers and food. From farm to fork or field to market, this programme has all the basics you need to start your own business or manage someone else’s. If you are a graduate with an interest in managing an agri-related business, this programme will prepare you for the wear and tear of one of the world’s most important, and powerful, industries.

The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management has three specialisations:

  • Horticulture Chains (1 year Master Programme)
  • Livestock Chains (1 year Master Programme)
  • Forest Chains (1 year Master Programme)

Accreditation

All study programmes of VHL University of Applied Sciences are accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditaion Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for Velp

780 - 1,160 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships

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

Master Programmes

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: info@vhluniversity.com

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.