Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Location: Velp (Arnhem)
Duration: 1 year
Language: English
Tuition fee: € 13,750

Management of Development (MSc)

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International learning environment

The Master Management of Development (MSc) is designed for mid-career development professionals. This top-rated programme is renowned for its international learning environment, team projects and linking theory to practice. Relevant work experience is essential to the course, as you contribute by using your own knowledge from the field.

After graduating, you will become a competent rural development professional prepared to work at government agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or other development-related organisations. Your work will be in the areas of food security, communication, innovation and social inclusion. Do you wish to become a change maker? With the Management of Development Master programme you will increase your knowledge, enhance your professional performance and contribute to change.

Three specialisations

The Master in Management of Development offers three specialisations:

The English-taught MSc programme in Management of Development is offered at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL) in Velp, the Netherlands.


Please note that the  Orange Knowledge Programme from Nuffic in its current form has been discontinued. Currently our ministry of foreign affairs is working on a successor of the OKP scholarship for the academic year 2024-2025. No details about this new scholarship have been published yet. Applications from students who are interested in this scholarship are welcome. Applicants will be informed if they are eligible for the scholarship when more details are available. Updates will also be posted on this website.

Top rated Master's programme 2023

The two Master programmes Management of Development (MOD) and Agricultural Production Chain Management (APCM) are rated the best Master programmes in the Netherlands in the field of agriculture and food. The Master Management of Development Management is given the top rated programme status in 2023 by the Keuzegids Masters.

EADI accreditation

The leading European network in development research and education, EADI, has lent international recognition to this Master's degree as a top-quality degree in development education. This Master is the first Dutch Higher Vocational Education Master to obtain this recognition.

Short course Food Security and Gender

We also offer a three week short course in Food Security and Gender. More information? Food Security and Gender

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