• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Development and Rural Innovation programme at Wageningen University and Research is the international social sciences programme for students with a technical, life science or relevant management background with an interest in international development and beta/gamma integration. You will become a professional who is able to deal with knowledge processes in dynamic contexts.

What makes the master Development and Rural Innovation unique?
  • The master is a perfect match for students with a technical, life science or management background.
  • Focuses on actual themes such as climate change, sustainable agriculture, disaster management, migration, health, food security and natural resource management.
  • Prepares you to become a multidisciplinary professional.
Future career

Development and Rural Innovation graduates are welcomed by a wide variety of organizations and work within a broad range of disciplines. Graduates work, for example, as facilitators at consultancies, specialists at research institutes, conflict mediators at governments, as project leaders in non-governmental organizations and sometimes setup their own companies.

Programme Structure

Study tracks

Together with your study advisor you will choose one of the following study tracks.

  • Communication and Innovation Studies, in which you study communication among stakeholders and disciplines in the context of societal problem solving and change.
  • Technology and Development, with the goal to understand how science and technology interact with international development problems, such as food security, adoption to climate change and social justice.
  • Sociology of Development and Change, focuses on the understanding of worldwide rural development problems from sociological and anthropological perspectives.
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

To be accepted into this programme, students must have a bachelor's degree in the technical sciences, life sciences or management sciences. Preferably, this degree should be related to agricultural and rural development, natural resource management, the food industry or similar fields. However, degrees in other fields can be included as well.

General requirements

  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BSc study of at least 70% of the maximum scale.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • Good skills in mathematics and/or statistics.
  • Basic computer skills.

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        18600 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 18600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • EU/EEA Applies to you

        2083 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Living costs for Wageningen

      • 700 - 800 EUR/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

      Funding

      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

      StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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      Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.