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AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (PART TIME)

University of East Anglia
In Norwich

£9,250
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OVERVIEW
The MA Agriculture and Rural Development offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development. As these topics have moved back to the top of the international development agenda, the Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low income countries.
This Masters is unique for its focus on the dynamic interactions between local livelihoods in rural areas and agriculture understood as a globalised industry. It advances an interdisciplinary perspective on the linkages between global, national and local-level processes shaping agriculture and rural development by integrating knowledge from the social sciences, economics and natural resource studies. The course combines the delivery of theoretical knowledge with empirical insights and case studies grounded in the teaching team’s hands-on experience with agriculture and rural development in a large variety of low income countries.
The Masters provides an overview of agriculture, rural livelihoods and rural policy and politics to strengthen students’ analytical skills and to transfer key professional skills of relevance to work on rural development and agriculture. Lectures, seminars, group work and individual assignment will cover the policies and practices of the major international institutions in rural development, including the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organisation and United Nations Development Programme, just as much as of civil society organisations, such as La Via Campesina and Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement.
The MA Agriculture and Rural Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:
Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
Examination (20 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)
Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information...

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Norwich
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Norwich
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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· Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Degree Subject Social Sciences Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. Students for whom English is a...

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Course programme

COURSE MODULES
Year 1
Year 2
Compulsory Study (80 credits)
Option A Study (20 credits)
Disclaimer
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Compulsory Study (80 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:
Name Code Credits
GLOBALISED AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SYSTEMS
DEV-7045B
20
MA IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT:EXAM
DEV-7006B
20
RURAL LIVELIHOODS AND AGRARIAN CHANGE
DEV-7020A
20
RURAL POLICIES AND POLITICS
DEV-7004B
20
Option A Study (20 credits)
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
Name Code Credits
ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
DEV-7036B
20
APPLIED METHODS FOR IMPACT EVALUATION
DEV-7037B
20
CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT II: GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND SOCIETY
DEV-7051B
20
CONCEPTUALISING SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
PSY-7000A
20
CONFLICT, CIVIL WARS AND PEACE
DEV-7015B
20
CONTEMPORARY WORLD DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7000B
20
CRITICAL ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE
DEV-7052A
20
DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES
DEV-7001A
20
ECONOMETRIC METHODS FOR DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7025A
20
EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND PRACTICE FOR DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7011B
20
GENDER CONCEPTS FOR DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7003A
20
GENDER DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7024B
20
GLOBALISATION, BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7047B
20
GOVERNANCE, DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7023A
20
HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7027B
20
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY
DEV-7017B
20
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7002A
20
MEDIA AND DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE
DEV-7039B
20
MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7030A
20
MEDIA AND SOCIETY
DEV-7044A
20
MICROECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7018A
20
POLITICAL ECOLOGY
DEV-7033B
20
SOCIAL ANALYSIS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7021A
20
TOOLS AND SKILLS IN ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7022B
20
UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
DEV-7014A
20
WATER SECURITY FOR DEVELOPMENT - THEORY AND CONCEPTS
DEV-7040A
20
WATER SECURITY FOR DEVELOPMENT - TOOLS AND POLICY
DEV-7041B
20
WELFARE AND EVALUATION IN DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7038A
20

Option A Study (40 credits)
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
DEV-7005A is recommended, if DEV-M027 was not not taken in year 1
Name Code Credits
ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
DEV-7036B
20
APPLIED METHODS FOR IMPACT EVALUATION
DEV-7037B
20
CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT II: GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND SOCIETY
DEV-7051B
20
CONCEPTUALISING SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
PSY-7000A
20
CONFLICT, CIVIL WARS AND PEACE
DEV-7015B
20
CONTEMPORARY WORLD DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7000B
20
DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES
DEV-7001A
20
ECONOMETRIC METHODS FOR DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7025A
20
EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND PRACTICE FOR DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7011B
20
GENDER CONCEPTS FOR DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7003A
20
GENDER DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7024B
20
GLOBALISATION, BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7047B
20
GOVERNANCE, DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7023A
20
HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7027B
20
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY
DEV-7017B
20
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7002A
20
MACROECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7029B
20
MEDIA AND DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE
DEV-7039B
20
MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7030A
20
MEDIA AND SOCIETY
DEV-7044A
20
MICROECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7018A
20
POLITICAL ECOLOGY
DEV-7033B
20
RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS
DEV-7005A
20
SOCIAL ANALYSIS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7021A
20
TOOLS AND SKILLS IN ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7022B
20
UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
DEV-7014A
20
WATER SECURITY FOR DEVELOPMENT - THEORY AND CONCEPTS
DEV-7040A
20
WATER SECURITY FOR DEVELOPMENT - TOOLS AND POLICY
DEV-7041B
20
WELFARE AND EVALUATION IN DEVELOPMENT
DEV-7038A
20
Option B Study (40 credits)
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
Name Code Credits
DEVELOPMENT WORK PLACEMENT
DEV-7026X
40
DISSERTATION
DEV-7013X
40

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