Part time Master's Degree in Rural Development

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Rural Development

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

The study of rural development is concerned with the economic conditions and growth in areas that are not densely populated. Topics covered in a rural economic development program might include micro- and macroeconomics, as well as agriculture and property rights.

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Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Rural Development 2017. The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. Topics An introduction to agricultural investment and business models Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country; Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector; Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security; Financial modeling and Financial management; Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts; Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns; Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans. Program Delivery Module I will be delivered through a series of highly interactive classroom sessions, facilitated by experts within the sector and highly qualified faculty. Module II will involve a 5 day intensive exploratory tour of Israel, a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies. It will involve study tours to a variety of well-established farms in Israel and participation in key lectures in established agricultural universities. Who Should Attend This program is designed for visionary leaders in the Government and other public sector officials whose responsibilities relate to investments in agriculture and rural development, who desire to achieve sustainable growth towards increased food security and to provide opportunities for... [-]

Master of Sustainable Agriculture

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Part time 18 - 36 months January 2018 Australia Orange

CSU's Sustainable Agriculture program is flexible, and designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. [+]

CSU's Sustainable Agriculture program is flexible, and designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. Why study this course? CSU's Master of Sustainable Agriculture brings together studies in the three key domains of sustainability: agricultural and natural systems, agribusiness, and the humanities. Through the development of creative and critical perspectives on sustainability, the course focuses on innovative ways of enhancing agriculture for the medium to long term. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management that is relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture designed to meet the needs of agriculture by equipping students with the necessary skills to balance the natural resource, human and economic factors that affect agricultural sustainability. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management that is relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture aims to promote advanced, critical reflection by promoting the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem solving skills and conceptual insight that will enhance the capacity of the candidate to undertake positions of significant responsibility in their chosen field; and encouraging excellence in scholarship and / or focused research within the candidate's discipline area. The Master of Sustainable Agriculture aims to promote advanced, critical reflection by: promoting the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem-solving skills and conceptual insight that will enhance your capacity to... [-]

Master In Agriculture Sciences (15 Month Internship Program With Stipend)

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
Campus 15 months October 2017 Spain Cartagena

This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural and food development. All current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Rural Development 2017. The Master program of Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural Development and Food intends to start university students in research in this field. The program is based, on the one hand, the research conducted at the School of Agricultural Engineering and secondly, in the technological development of the Spanish agriculture and food sector. This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural and food development, as all current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. Students carry out the proposed Master program must become academics in research and development in the agricultural and food sector. JUSTIFICATION The official Master in Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural Development and Food (TAIDA) is a response to the demands of society in knowledge and training in emerging technologies that improve and optimize production and food quality at all stages of development and marketing through efficient use of resources while minimizing... [-]

MA In Sustainable Management Of Forest Ecosystems

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

[..] This multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. [+]

The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . In this perspective, this multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Thanks to active teaching methods that integrate ecological, economic and sociological, students will develop their ability to define, manage and solve complex problems. After their training, they will master the concepts and interdisciplinary skills to deliver sustainable forest development projects, develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches to resources and evaluate the services offered ecosystems. FEATURES The professional master is for candidates who have training is in biology, environment, geography, social sciences, economics or planning. This multidisciplinary program trains qualified professionals in sustainable management of forest ecosystems combining uniquely a set of active teaching methods and integrating the ecological, economic and sociological problems to solve. At the end of their training, graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects, to develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches and resources to evaluate the services that 'ecosystems provide. Building on the mastery of skills, this diverse roster includes distance learning and classroom courses in several... [-]

Master in Life Science Management

HTW Berlin University Of Applied Sciences
Campus September 2017 Germany Berlin

Our study programme, taught exclusively in English, is dedicated to engineers, natural scientists, business managers, industrial engineers and similar professionals. It aims at applying existing knowledge to concrete problems within the life sciences and at supplementing this competence by branch-specific knowledge and managerial expertise. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, which enables you to comprehend the entire value chain from various perspectives. As a graduate of this programme, you are thus perfectly prepared for an international job environment within the life sciences and are able to adapt easily to the respective work processes. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Rural Development 2017. Postgraduate Master - Life Science Management The life science industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. In line with the international reach of this industry, cross-cultural leadership experience is getting ever more important. The postgraduate master’s degree course Life Science Management at HTW Berlin prepares academically qualified young professionals ideally for this international job environment within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Optimally prepared for future positions with greater responsibility Our study programme, taught exclusively in English, is dedicated to engineers, natural scientists, business managers, industrial engineers and similar professionals. It aims at applying existing knowledge to concrete problems within the life sciences and at supplementing this competence by branch-specific knowledge and managerial expertise. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, which enables you to comprehend the entire value chain from various perspectives. As a graduate of this programme, you are thus perfectly prepared for an international job environment within the life sciences and are able to adapt easily to the respective work processes. Life Science Hotspot Berlin The HTW is located in one of the most interesting and multifaceted capitals in the world. With its international flair, high living standards, affordable living costs and its offer of a broad range of free time activities Berlin attracts students from all over the world to study, live and work here. “Health Capital” Berlin is one of Germany’s life science hotspots. Its combination of biotech, medical engineering and pharmaceutical companies, research... [-]

Master in Agricultural Engineering

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The Master study programme of Agricultural Engineering offers two specialisation options: Automotive Engineering and Power Engineering. The programme includes the study courses: Research and Engineering science, Computerized Measurement Systems, Logistics, Transport Management and Logistics, Automobile Construction Technology, Traffic Management and Modelling, Alternative Fuels and Oils, Intellectual Technologies and systems, etc. [+]

The Master study programme of Agricultural Engineering offers two specialisation options: Automotive Engineering and Power Engineering. The programme includes the study courses: Research and Engineering science, Computerized Measurement Systems, Logistics, Transport Management and Logistics, Automobile Construction Technology, Traffic Management and Modelling, Alternative Fuels and Oils, Intellectual Technologies and systems, etc. The study programme is completed with the elaboration of the Master thesis envisaging analytical and experimental research. Experiments are performed in up-dated laboratories at the Faculty of Engineering using modern research methods and equipment. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics or Physics; Engineer qualification (higher professional education) eligible for studies at the Master study programme in engineering or computer sciences. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in state-owned or private companies of agricultural machinery, autotransport, energy supply and machine building. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral study programme in universities in Latvia or abroad. Why Latvia University of Agriculture? WORLDWIDE RECOGNISED DIPLOMA – diploma supplement acknowledged by the European Commission. Graduates can continue studies or work all over the world. ADVANCED FACILITIES – modern laboratory equipment, comfortable dormitories, studies in an outstanding architectural monument – the Jelgava Palace. REASONABLE COSTS – be smart and spend less by studying at LLU! ADVANTAGEOUS GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION – major European cities can be conveniently reached by bus, airplane or ferry. GREEN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT – a great way to experience Latvian culture. Despite... [-]

Master's Degree In Animal Production Technologies

Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior Agrária (ESAV)
Campus 2 years October 2017 Portugal Viseu

Are general skills in this MSc course the acquisition and further development of scientific and technical knowledge in various areas of animal production. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Rural Development 2017. Objectives and competencies Are general skills in this MSc course the acquisition and further development of scientific and technical knowledge in various areas of animal production. They are specific skills cycle of studies leading to the degree of Master of Animal Production Technologies: Acquire experimental procedure habits with applicability in the productive sector; Develop research capacity in the area of ​​livestock production; Develop a critical attitude towards the current of animal production problems; Define the paths that lead to the best solutions in specific areas of animal production, directing their concerns to some of the current problems that the sector faces, such as the epidemiosurveillance in animal production and traceability of animal products; Understanding the importance of sustainability of animal production and respect for the environment, linking the proper treatment of effluent to environmental quality; Deepen practical problem-solving capacity in the area of ​​animal production, rationalizing the factors of production in a sustainable way; Understand and have the ability to execute and implement modern technologies associated with animal production; Understand the principles involved in the design, planning and management of the various livestock production using new solutions and technologies; Contribute to quality assurance programs and food security. [-]

Master in Development Economics

University of Göttingen
Campus 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Chile Talca Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 11 more

What do we “develop” in our Master's programme in Development Economics? If “software” is the answer you were looking for, the app obviously led you to the wrong page. But if you want to know what economic and policy instruments can spur growth of a whole country, how to assess the impact of a policy measure, or most efficiently help developing countries reach adequate living standards or whether help helps at all. If you’d like to do your own research in this field one day or work with governments and aid agencies advising them on current development issues– this might be just the right study for you! [+]

Development Economics (M.A.) What do we “develop” in our Master's programme in Development Economics? If “software” is the answer you were looking for, the app obviously led you to the wrong page. But if you want to know what economic and policy instruments can spur growth of a whole country, how to assess the impact of a policy measure, or most efficiently help developing countries reach adequate living standards or whether help helps at all. If you’d like to do your own research in this field one day or work with governments and aid agencies advising them on current development issues– this might be just the right study for you! Study programme: Development Economics (M.A.) Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) with an optional Double Degree Programme duration: 4 Semesters Beginning of programme: Winter and summer semester Admission: limited admission (application to the university) Admission requirements: Admission procedure Application: Application procedure Application deadline: April 1st to May 15th (for the winter semester) and October 1st to November 15th (for the summer semester) Language requirements: Good skills in English proven by e.g. TOEFL, IELTS (the programme is taught completely in English) General information The English-language Master of Arts in Development Economics is jointly offered by the Department of Economics (Faculty of Economic Sciences) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences). It builds on the successful Master of Arts in International Economics and the Master of Arts in Agribusiness; these programmes already had a strong specialisation in development... [-]

Master in Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP)

Asian Institute of Technology School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Campus 4 semesters June 2018 Thailand Pathumthani

The RRDP focuses on rural poverty, improvement of the quality of life and social and economic development of rural areas. Practice oriented rural-regional planning is carried out regularly at district [+]

Master in Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP)

The RRDP focuses on rural poverty, improvement of the quality of life and social and economic development of rural areas. Practice oriented rural-regional planning is carried out regularly at district and sub-district levels following a participatory and integrated approach. Attention is paid to management of development institutions, infrastructure and physical resources. Sectoral and spatial planning is equally emphasized along with the management of rural development programs and local development projects to strengthen rural communities for sustainable development. Selected areas of concern are: poverty analysis; concepts and processes of rural and regional development; community development planning; agricultural development and planning; planning and management of rural development programs and projects; regional planning techniques; rural-urban relations; NGO management policy and development administration; sustainable development theories and practices; and decentralization and governance.
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Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus 2 years August 2017 Sweden Uppsala Alnarp Umeå Denmark Fredriksberg Finland Helsinki Spain Barcelona Copenhagen Germany Göttingen United Kingdom Bangor Italy Padua + 14 more

This Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context. [+]

Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

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There is a growing recognition that the challenges in the development and management of rural areas globally are due to a multitude of social, economic, political and ecological factors. Understanding and dealing with this complex and multi-layered reality therefore requires interdisciplinary analyses and innovative solutions. This programme offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context.... [-]


Specializing Master in Viticulture & Enology

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
Campus 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 4 more

The Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition program aims at addressing how vineyard and winery innovation is quickly becoming part of the Italian viticulture tradition. Italy is now the largest wine producer in the world and boasts the greatest variety in terms of cultivars. The peculiarities of Italian viticulture and opportunity to maintain a leading role in the field are today bound by the ability to introduce sustainable innovation without losing its well-known appeal... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Rural Development 2017. The Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition program aims at addressing how vineyard and winery innovation is quickly becoming part of the Italian viticulture tradition. Italy is now the largest wine producer in the world and boasts the greatest variety in terms of cultivars. The peculiarities of Italian viticulture and opportunity to maintain a leading role in the field are today bound by the ability to introduce sustainable innovation without losing its well-known appeal. Learning objectives The main goals of the program are: - To acquire solid methodology and knowledge suitable to address innovation issues in the vineyard and winery - To achieve specific skills for new canopy management technique suitable to mitigate undesired climate-related effects, new sustainable approaches for pest and disease control, precision viticulture and enology - Develop the ability to diagnose limiting factors occurring in vineyard and winery and to produce suitable solutions - Learn to pro-actively take part in discussions dealing with viticulture and enology topics. Career opportunities & professional recognition The Master’s qualification in ‘Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition’ will open up professional opportunities in the fields of viticulture and enology chain; wine marketing and distribution; restaurants; large scale retail trade and freelancing. A class that makes a difference The Master in Viticulture & Enology will be comprised of international students and Cattolica’s domestic students. Faculty & teaching staff Dr. Matteo Gatti - Research Assistant Prof. Gabriele Canali - Associate Professor Dr. Fabrizio Torchio - Research... [-]

Master in International Agribusiness and Rural Development

University of Göttingen
Campus 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Chile Talca Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 11 more

The M.Sc. Programme International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. [+]

Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) Programme in International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) The M.Sc. Programme International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. Students will develop solid economic and business skills and have the opportunity to broad their understanding of the agricultural and food sector at international level. Objectives of the program To apply economic and management theory to problems of agribusiness and rural development To analyze and understand the decisions made by public and private actors in agriculture and agribusiness To develop strategies and solutions to combat hunger, poverty and resource depletion To acquire methodological and theoretical skills for scientific analysis. The core study programme consists of modules covering international agricultural economics, agricultural and rural development policy as well as business administration, management and agribusiness marketing, development economics and rural sociology. As a research-oriented programme, strong emphasis is placed on acquiring methodological research skills in the fields of econometrics, marketing and social sciences. The programme also offers excursions to agribusiness enterprises, international fair trades, governmental and non-governmental organizations (check our NEWS section) There are three teaching semesters with a total of no less than fifteen modules. During the three teaching semesters, students are expected to attend a total of 15-17 modules; the last semester is dedicated to field research and writing the Master´s thesis. IARD provides excellent career perspectives in national and international... [-]