| **Application on a Rolling Basis**
Increasingly large swathes of the globe are beset by resource constraints and environmental uncertainty, which requires a radical shift in our production and consumption habits. This course will equip you with the specialised knowledge and skills that are urgently needed by governments, NGOs and commercial companies as they respond to some of today’s biggest challenges.
If you are driven by a desire to shape public and political attitudes, this is the ideal environment in which to develop a strategic and operational mind-set in a way that will expand your own opinions and those of global decision-makers.
You will delve into critical issues such as the human exploitation of the Earth’s resources, poverty alleviation and food security, the ethical and cultural implications of policy development, the ecological basis for sustainable agricultural development, and critical capacity building approaches.
Our renowned lecturers and researchers will guide you through theoretical study and practical exercises that will prepare you for a successful career, from producing a magazine or a podcast through to organising a national conference.
The course may be studied full-time over 12 months or part-time over two years, staring either in September or January, comprising five core modules and three elective modules, followed by a Research Project carried out over the summer culminating in a review of a key topic and an academic paper.
You will gain a broader understanding of relevant issues through knowledge acquisition, intellectual enquiry, debate, and team/individual research.
In addition to lectures, you will participate in case studies, seminars and management projects. This approach fosters teamwork and complements individual study and student learning.
4040 Sustainable Management of Soil and Water
4075 Research Project
4081 Agricultural and Rural Policy
4201 Poverty and Food Security
4250 International Rural Development
Plus a choice of THREE elective modules:
4082 Natural Resource Management
4083 Climate Change and Development
4202 Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
4203 Small Scale Farming and Local Food Supply
4238 Integrated Organic Systems
An Honours degree at upper second level.
Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following interview with the course manager.
IELTS: For students whose first language is not English, the University will accept International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 average with no element below 5.5.
Students with other qualifications, including overseas awards and alternative English language qualifications, are advised to contact Admissions to discuss the suitability of their award.
- The University offers a range of generous fee waivers and bursaries.**