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Opleiding: Master in Management of Development - Rural Development, Communication and Innovation

Aangeboden door: Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein

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Rural development organisations work in a dynamic environment in which natural hazards, political turmoil, conflict situations, economic downturns or lack of resources may all cause or affect change.Organisations working in rural communication, agricultural extension, small holder service delivery and innovation platforms experience a pressing need to facilitate innovation and communication processes which increase informed governance, public participation and innovative praxis.

To respond to contemporary circumstances, many of these organisations need to reorient their approaches and policies, and to design new operational structures to increase the relevance of their performance and the sustainability of their actions. For this, they need well-educated professionals and well-trained staff. This often calls for retraining. To keep pace with developments – especially those regarding communication and innovation systems – professionals may need new competences that equip them to work in a range of complex multi-actor settings.


2015 Full-time Institutioneel € 13350 / jaar
2015 Full-time Internationaal € 13350 / jaar
2016 Full-time Institutioneel € 13500 / jaar
2016 Full-time Internationaal € 13500 / jaar


Applicants with a different background may also apply: eligibility will be determined by VHL admissions office.


Organizational and institutional analysis; Communication for development and social change; Foundations of learning and transformation; Planning and facilitation of training programmes; Media design and media management; Public participation and knowledge circulation; Gender analysis; Conflict transformation; Project management and leadership; Research and thesis project.

instruction modes

Competence-based learning through case studies, projects, role-play, simulations, practical assignments, and lectures.


Part of this master of Management of Development is the specialisation Rural Development and Communication.

job perspective

In some cases, complex organisational problems need to be addressed; in others, staff needs to improve their ability to design and implement new strategies and activities for information and communication.


Facilitate processes and strategies that facilitate communication and knowledge sharing. Analyze stakeholders' interests and needs. Outline policies that lead to social change and participation. Transform traditional extension policy and practice and develop new approaches to communication and innovation. Design and facilitate effective, appropriate and exciting learning environments.

sustainable strengthening

Graduates work as mid-level managers in organizations for the development of the country and specifically the rural sector.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Privé
Afronding Diploma
Credits 70