MA Agriculture and Rural Development
This MA 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 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 MA gives 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.
To take into account
Degree Subject Social Sciences Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent
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 .
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What you'll learn on the course
- Agricultural Science
- Agricultural Business
- Rural Development
- Agricultural Economics
- Agriculture Development
Compulsory Study (80 credits)
- GLOBALISED AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SYSTEMS
- MA IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT:EXAM
- RURAL LIVELIHOODS AND AGRARIAN CHANGE
- RURAL POLICIES AND POLITICS
Option A Study (40 credits)
- DEVELOPMENT WORK PLACEMENT
Option B Study (0 - 40 credits)
- CRITICAL ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE
- DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES
- GENDER PERSPECTIVES IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
- RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS
- WELFARE AND EVALUATION IN DEVELOPMENT
Option C Study (0 - 40 credits)
- CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT I: SCIENCE, IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION
- CONCEPTUALISING SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
- ECONOMETRIC METHODS FOR DEVELOPMENT
- GOVERNANCE, DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT
- MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- MEDIA AND SOCIETY
- MICROECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT
- PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBALISATION
- SOCIAL ANALYSIS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
- WATER SECURITY FOR DEVELOPMENT - THEORY AND CONCEPTS
Option D Study (0 - 20 credits)
- ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
- CONTEMPORARY WORLD DEVELOPMENT
- TOOLS AND SKILLS IN ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
Option G Study (0 - 20 credits)
- APPLIED METHODS FOR IMPACT EVALUATION
- CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT II: GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND SOCIETY
- CONFLICT, CIVIL WARS AND PEACE
- EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND PRACTICE FOR DEVELOPMENT
- GENDER DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
- GLOBALISATION, BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT
- HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
- INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY
- MACROECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT
- MEDIA AND DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE
- WATER SECURITY FOR DEVELOPMENT - TOOLS AND POLICY
Fees for the academic year 2018/19 are:
UK/EU Students: £7,000 (full-time)
International Students: £15,800 (full-time)
International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit.
Approximately £9,135 living expenses will be needed to adequately support yourself.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING
A variety of Scholarships may be offered to UK students. Please click here for more detailed information about UK/EU Scholarships and Funding.
The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Please click here for further information about funding for International students. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.