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Master of Management of Development (MSc) - Specialisation Food Security

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences Masters programmes

Full time October MSc 1 year

About the course

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

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Entry Requirements

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.



 Course Content

Open days

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.





Where will I study?

Where is Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences


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Student Profile(s)

Irene Asare

“I am now approaching the end of this master course on food security. A three weeks module on project planning and the thesis project is all what is left to do. The module on “Agricultural development and food security” provided me with a more comprehensive understanding about food security. Not only food production should be considered, but also food accessibility and utilisation. After coming back to Ghana this will help me to consider much more topics than before with regard to the Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) I’m involved in. In the GSFP small farmers
are asked to produce foodstuff for the schools. This provides the children with nutritious food and at the same time the farmers a ready market, by which they can increase their income. From the modules on ‘Management, planning and development’, I have acquired the knowledge and skills that helps me to deal with challenges within an organisation involved in Food Security programs.”


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.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full costs


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.

Application Procedure

Check our website for more details.

Further Information