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.
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 and Marine Management: BSc
Land and Water Management: BSc
Management of the Living Environment: BSc
Garden and Landscape Architecture: BSc
Animal Husbandry: BSc (from 1 September 2016)
Animal Management: BSc (from 1 September 2016)
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 on 1 September 2017 (expected). Horticulture and Arable Farming (Ba) will become a BSc on 1 September 2017 (expected). For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org