Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Location: Velp (Arnhem)
Duration: 1 year
Language: English
Tuition fee: € 14,250 a year

Management of Development (MSc)

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International learning environment

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 security, communication, innovation and social inclusion. So, if you wish to enhance your professional performance and contribute to organisations’ programmes and policies, then join the Management of Development Master programme.

Three specialisations

The Master in Management of Development offers three specialisations:

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


Our Master's programmes are eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), formerly the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work.

Top rated Master's programme 2019

The Master's programme Management of Development received 86 out of 100 points for its agriculture and food programme, and was consequently awarded top programme status in 2019 by the Keuzegids Masters.

best programme 2019

EER 2020-2021 programme part (pdf)

EADI accreditation

The leading European network in development research and education, EADI, has lent international recognition to this Master's degree as a high-quality degree in development education. This Master is the first Ducth 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

Brochure Management of Development Download

Please note that the brochure you are currently requesting is from the commencement year 2021-2022. The brochure for the commencement year 2022-2023 will be available in mid-October.