PgCert Sustainable Rural Development, MSc Sustainable Rural Development
Teaching and project material is drawn from global as well as European and Scottish sources. Practical group project work and individual projects undertaken within rural areas is an important element in the course. Extensive facilities are available to students at the University, which has an excellent record of applied environmental and socio-economic research. Strong links also exist with the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, the NERC Research Centre for Hydrology and Ecology and the regional offices of relevant organisations and local authorities.
International Student Requirements:
Candidates will normally have at least a 2:2 honours level degree in one of a wide variety of disciplines across natural or social sciences. Individuals with other equivalent qualifications or practical experience will be considered
Students are encouraged to apply from UK, Europe and overseas but they should be aware that the focus of the programme is geared towards UK and European approaches to sustainable development and is not appropriate for students wishing to study Third World development problems. Given the intensive format of the degree, motivation will be an important factor in selection. The Programme Director will pay particular attention to academic references and applicants will be encouraged to visit the School where possible. If you wish to discuss your suitability for the programme please get in touch with the Graduate School Admissions Team who will be able to talk you through the requirements of the degree