This Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low-income countries. The programme is unique for its focus on the dynamic interactions between local livelihoods in rural areas and agriculture understood as a globalised industry.
The Masters provides an overview of agriculture, rural livelihoods and rural policy and politics to strengthen students' analytical skills and to transfer key professional skills of relevance to work on rural development and agriculture. Lectures, seminars, group work and individual assignment will cover the policies and practices of the major international institutions in rural development. A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills.
The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia is a globally renowned department for teaching, research and consultancy on international development. Research in the School addresses challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Excellent staff:student ratios and teaching methods mean this School offers small class sizes and a friendly learning environment.
Graduates have been successful in entering employment including working for organisations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, DfID, JICA, Christian Aid, and Save the Children. UEA offer a series of regular seminars on 'Working in Development', with guest speakers from development agencies and there is also specific support for international students in their transition to studying in the UK.