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The Master in Management of Development (MSc) is designed for mid-career development professionals, with a background in rural development or agriculture. This top-rated programme is renowned for its international learning environment, team projects and linking theory and practice. Relevant work experience is essential to the course, as students contribute and use their previously obtained know-how.
Graduates are competent rural development professionals prepared to support service delivery organisations, private and government agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) or other development-related organisations in the area of food and nutrition security, disaster risk management, social inclusion, gender and youth. So, if you wish to gain insight into the living conditions and
To be eligible for admission you have to meet the following requirements:
A Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a related subject.
At least 2 years of relevant work experience in middle or higher management positions. In case you have less than 2 years experience, your request for enrolment will be evaluated.
A good working knowledge of spoken and written English. Check our website for the specific requirements.
Computer literacy (Windows, Word, Excel and Internet use) is highly recommended.
On Saturday 24 April 2021, we will open our digital doors to you: we are very excited to welcome you.
On a special, interactive website we will take you to the programme(s) of your choice and introduce you to lecturers and students. You get a feel for the atmosphere as much as possible in an online environment: from unique facilities at the locations to student life in Leeuwarden and Velp. You can ask your questions and have a live conversation with students and lecturers. You can also ask questions about admission requirements directly or schedule an online 1-on-1 chat with a student counsellor later. Anything we can do to ensure you have as complete a picture as possible of your study programme. And hopefully motivate you to choose Van Hall Larenstein.
Videos: Watch livestream presentations from any programme, listen to student stories, and get to know our university of applied sciences.
Live chat: Address your questions to students and lecturers.
Information: Student life, admission and enrolment.
“I work in a system where we persuasively transfer technology from researchers to farmers and categorize farmers into innovators, adopters and laggards. It is when I joined Rural Development and Communication course that I understood the social nature of technical practice , what farmers do or do not do has a reason. I thought about how to analyse complex realities like rape, child marriages, drug and alcohol abuse. I learned to integrate instructive or best practices into narratives, entertainment and communicating to the audiences how they can tackle complex issues. My organisation works on pre-determined objectives, but I learnt I have a role to change my organisation.”
The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is a scholarship programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is targeted at professionals from selected countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work.
You have to be a national of one of the selected OKP countries.
You must be employed at the time of the application and your employer must provide an employer statement.
Important: there are selected focus areas for each country, applications that fall within the focus areas of your country are prioritised when the scholarships are assigned. So please check these areas before you start writing your motivation letter.
Check our website for more details.
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