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The degree on your diploma

Our diplomas carry several kinds of degrees. Most 4-year programmes of universities of applied sciences will result in a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, others in a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor (Ba) degree. If you attend a Master's degree programme at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, you will receive a Master of Science (MSc) degree.

What are the differences between Dutch academic degrees?

Until 2014 there was a distinction between the degrees of universities of applied sciences and those of research universities. If you graduated from a university of applied sciences, you automatically received a Bachelor (Ba) degree. Since 2014 however, study programmes that have recently been accredited will award you the same kind of degree as study programmes at research universities.

Whether you obtain a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Business Administration degree depends on your chosen programme. The corresponding degrees have been determined by the Dutch government.

Study programmes with a somewhat older accreditation will keep awarding the Bachelor degree (Ba) until their renewed accreditation.

Overview of academic degrees awarded at Van Hall Larenstein as of 1 January 2015

Below is an overview of the degrees awarded at Van Hall Larenstein from 1 January 2015. Degrees obtained in 2014 that in retrospect should have been awarded another title, can be exchanged for diplomas with a new degree title. Graduates to whom this applies received a personal message on this matter in October or November 2015.

Bachelor degrees:

 

Business Administration and Agribusiness: BBA

 
Biotechnology: BSc (from 1 September 2015)  
Forestry and Nature Management: BSc  

Food Technology: BSc

 
International Business and Management Studies (IBMS): BBA  
Coastal Zone Management: BSc  

Land and Water Management: BSc

 
Management of the Living Environment: BSc  
Environment: BSc  
Garden and Landscape Architecture: BSc  
Animal Husbandry: BSc (from 1 September 2016)  
Animal Management: BSc (from 1 September 2016)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master degrees:
Agricultural Production Chain Management: MSc

Management of Development: MSc

Professional Project and Process Management: MSc

Innovative Dairy Chain Management: MSc

Anticipated introduction of new degrees for other programmes

Some study programmes will keep the Bachelor (Ba) degree title until the new accreditation.
International Development Management (Ba) will become a BSc from 1 September 2017 (expected).
Horticulture and Arable Farming (Ba) will become a BSc from 1 September 2017 (expected).

For more information, please contact info@vhluniversity.com

 

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