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Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Development Politics International Studies Development Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Gain an overview of agriculture, rural livelihoods, rural policy and politics. You’ll strengthen your analytical prowess and graduate with a set of widely transferable skills.

Focus on agriculture, rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation, in the increasingly globalised context. Take an interdisciplinary perspective on the global, national and local level processes that shape agriculture and rural development. And integrate your knowledge by using a mix of social sciences, economics and natural resource studies.

You’ll cover the policies and practices of the major international institutions in rural development – including the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations Development Programme and La Via Campesina. You’ll also gain cutting-edge insights on the relationship between agriculture and rural development.

With these topics back at the top of the international development agenda, you’ll graduate ready to take on a fulfilling career or further study in the area.

Gain first-class training in how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low-income countries.

This course combines theoretical knowledge with empirical insights and case studies, giving you a well-rounded view of the issues at hand.

You’ll take advantage of the teaching team’s hands-on experience with agriculture and rural development in a large variety of low-income countries – giving you a unique and relevant perspective from the people who’ve been there.

You’ll cover agriculture, rural livelihoods and rural policy and politics, and get to grips with the policies and practices of the major international institutions in rural development. You’ll even cover civil society organisations such as La Via Campesina who fight for workers’ rights and Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement – the mass social movement formed by rural workers who fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£18,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: 2.1 or equivalent in Social Sciences. Students should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus university on the outskirts of Norwich, situated within private, picturesque landscaped grounds that include woodland and a lake. It has a thriving student community of 15,000, over 4,000 of whom are postgraduates. As well as its stunning location that serves as an idyllic setting for learning, the university is known for its outstanding research, leading the way in many fields, notably in...more