International Development: Economics and Management of Rural Development MSc

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  • Objectives
    This programme focuses on the analysis of management, planning and policy-making issues in rural development. It integrates the study of economics with that of organisational and institutional aspects of effective management, and addresses key policy issues in rural development. The programme is intended for social science graduates or for those involved in policy-making, planning or managing activities in rural areas of less developed countries - including government officials, employees of parastatal organisations, the staff of bilateral and multilateral development agencies and those working for non-governmental organisations.
  • Entry requirements
    This programme is intended for graduates in any of the social sciences and with a strong interest in understanding processes of change, transition and social and economic development; or mid-career professionals working in the voluntary, private, or public sectors. The programme is well suited to those involved in policy formulation and implementation, advocacy, and management of development projects and programmes. Career prospects are wide-ranging, including research, teaching and administration in civil society organisations, NGOs, government, and the private sector.
  • Academic title
    International Development: Economics and Management of Rural Development MSc
  • Course description
    Special features

    An integral feature of this programme is overseas field study, which in previous years has included a visit to Brazil, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Barbados, the Philippines, Mexico or Cuba. The cost of the visit is included in the programme fee. In addition, participants may undertake research visits to government and non-government agencies as well as other universities within the UK.

    Module details

    Core course units typically include:

    -Perspectives on Development
    -Development Research
    -Economics for Rural Development,
    -Agriculture in Economic Development or Project Appraisal and Cost Benefit Analysis

    Optional course units may include:

    -Conservation and Development
    -Environment and Development
    -Food and Agricultural Policy in LDCs
    -Politics and Development
    -Population, Nutrition and Rural Employment
    -Economy, Ecology and Environment
    -Economic Analysis for Developing Countries
    -Poverty and Livelihoods
    -NGO Management and Strategy
    -Micro Finance.

    Availability of optional units may vary from year to year.

    Core courses for the RT route typically include:

    -Economics for Rural Development,
    -Project Appriasal and Cost Benefit Analysis OR Agriculture in Economic Development.
    -Perspectives on Development
    -Methodology and Research Design
    -Qualitative Research Methods
    -Quantitative Methods

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