This one-year Master programme consists of a nine-month taught programme and a three-month thesis research project. It involves a series of modules that develop competences, including disciplinary knowledge and expertise and professional skills and attitude.
The programme comprises three phases:
In addition, each specialisation offers courses focusing on the various aspects of value chain development, quality management and business environment of either horticulture or livestock chains. The final module is dedicated to a thesis research project, in which students select a commissioner and a particular aspect of a production chain to research.
In line with the competence-based learning philosophy of Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, this professional Master programme and specialisations ensure that as a graduate, you will be competent:
The programme consists of the following modules:
The study load per module is expressed in European Credits (EC). The total programme accounts for 60 EC.
|Module||Topic and activities||Products|
|1||Value Chain analysis & development||Value Chain analysis report, organisation analysis and reflection paper|
|2||Value Chain Governance||Project proposal, quality manual, auditing skills|
|3||Applied Research design||Survey, Rapid Appraisal, thesis research proposal|
|4||Applied Research project||Thesis report: field research, commissioner-based assignment|