Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Managing Rural Development, MSc Managing Rural Development
All countries are subject to continual social and economic change, and the rural sectors of developing countries are often pivotal to this process. In a context of increasing globalisation, an understanding of the underlying driving forces of this process and its consequences are critical. This programme provides graduates with an interdisciplinary base from which to approach the diverse issues involved in rural change.
The programme gives students the opportunity to develop:
-A critical awareness of the social, economic and management issues underlying socioeconomic change
-Conceptual and analytical skills relevant to the social and economic dimensions of agriculture and related industries
-A set of operational skills pertinent to working in the public, private or NGO domains
- The ability to engage with, and influence, rational debates concerning the optimal direction of rural sector change
- Enhanced communication and presentation skills
- The ability to access the rural development literature and to pursue effective research.