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Master in Agricultural Production Chain Management - Livestock Chains

VHL University of Applied Sciences

Master Postgraduate Velp

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Study, understand and improve the complex series of chains involved in livestock produce and use the impact of technological advancements and international regulations to your advantage.
Course description Livestock produce, such as milk, meat, eggs and their various by-products, make their way to domestic and international markets through a complex series of stakeholders and channels. Stakeholders in these livestock production chains have to respond jointly to the changes brought on by technological advancements. They also have to deal with an ever-increasing number of national and international laws and regulations, such as those governing international food-quality standards and sustainability labels. Our specialization in Livestock Chains will teach you how to keep up with the latest developments and use them to your advantage. The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management is intended for professionals working in organisations dealing with agricultural production, processing, marketing, quality control and logistics. If you are a mid-career professional with an interest in managing an agri-related business, this programme will prepare you for the wear and tear of one of the world's most important and powerful industries.
Study subjects This one-year Master programme consists of a nine-month taught programme and a three-month thesis research project. It involves a series of modules that develop competences, including disciplinary knowledge and expertise and professional skills and attitude.
Course objectives The Livestock Chains specialisation teaches students to examine each actor in the chain (including suppliers, farmers, processors, traders, retailers and consumers). Students also learn how to analyse the different stages from input to processing from various perspectives, such as business economics, logistics, quality control, certification, sustainability, marketing channels and information flows.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research project, research proposal, practicum, project, tutorial, working group, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
Information about the institution Van Hall Larenstein is the most sustainable university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. We train high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world.


Admission requirements
  1. At least two years of relevant work experience in middle or higher management positions.
  2. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in life sciences or related fields.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 550
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Oct 2020 1 Jul 2020 15 Jul 2020
1 Oct 2021 1 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 14100€ 14100

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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