Masters Programs in Rural Development

Compare 8 Masters Programs in Rural Development

Rural Development

A masters degree in Rural Development is a degree program that focuses on identifying methods required to turn rural regions into agriculturally productive areas, and to improve health and nutrition of the communities in these rural areas. It is a field of study that uses principles of both economy and geography. It also prepares an individual for future work in organizations that address food trade and global development issues. However, for you to earn this advanced degree, you must complete a four-year undergraduate degree. You again have to complete specific industry courses and finish a research project before you graduate.

The program equips the learners with the necessary skills required to thrive in rural development careers. The program also covers specific industry tools needed to develop rural sites and to assess and address rural regions in the country. Students are equipped with various skills available for developing rural areas in both developed and developing countries. Moreover, the students are taught about agricultural economics, which is applicable in the field when making decisions regarding global food policies.

The main objective of a masters in Rural Development is to train students to become specialists in integrated rural development, and focus on socio-economic and institutional aspects both in developed and developing countries.

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Master in Development Management and Practice

BRAC University
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 Bangladesh Dhaka

MDMP is an innovative, cross-disciplinary, graduate program that combines classroom teaching on the latest advances in development theory and practice with hands-on field experience. The program has been developed in collaboration with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA and belongs to the Global Network of Master’s in Development Practice. [+]

MASTERS IN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICE

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation in 2009 to establish a professional master degree in development practice. The program was launched in January 2011 for the first time in Bangladesh seeking proper approval from University Grants Commission (UGC).

MDMP is an innovative, cross-disciplinary, graduate program that combines classroom teaching on the latest advances in development theory and practice with hands-on field experience. The program has been developed in collaboration with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA and belongs to the Global Network of Master’s in Development Practice.... [-]


Master in International Agribusiness and Rural Development

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The M.Sc. Program 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.) Program in International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD)

The M.Sc. Program 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 broaden 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. ... [-]

Master in Crop Protection

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The interdisciplinary course of study "Crop Protection " is held in the English language. It unifies the subject areas that deal with the cause, development and spread of damage to crops, the development and application of effective preventative and curative measures to fight damage as well as their effects on environment and society. [+]

Master in Crop Protection (M.Sc.)Get the basis for an international career in agricultural sciences: The international Master Programme Crop Protection addresses the for mankind vital issues of crop health within sustainable crop production systems. The study programme is research and practice-oriented, international and multidisciplinary. It opens career chances in agricultural sciences and institutions, and in the agro-industries. An internship in a private company or research institution offers the opportunity to link academic training with experience in interdisciplinary teamwork in a professional environment.The interdisciplinary course of study "Crop Protection " is held in the English language. It unifies the subject areas that deal with the cause, development and spread of damage to crops, the development and application of effective preventative and curative measures to fight damage as well as their effects on environment and society.... [-]


Master in Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP)

Asian Institute of Technology School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Campus Full time 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 the 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 Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Uppsala Alnarp Umeå + 2 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

Why is it so difficult to collectively organise sustainable fishing in Lake Chilwa in Malawi? What are the basic ideas of development policies of the European Union and the World Bank?

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.... [-]


Management of Development (MSc)

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Netherlands Velp

Are you a mid-career development professional, with a background in rural development or agriculture? Within this programme, you can enhance your knowledge in food security, social inclusion gender, and youth or disaster risk management. [+]

The Master in Management Development is designed for mid-career development professionals, with a background in rural development or agriculture. This top-rated programme is renowned for its international learning environment, team projects, and linking theory and practice. Relevant work experience is essential to the course, as students contribute and use their previously obtained know-how. Graduates are competent rural development professionals prepared to support service delivery organizations, private and government agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) or other development-related organizations in the area of food security, communication, innovation and social inclusion.

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Master in Agricultural Engineering

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Latvia Jelgava

The Master study programme in 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. [+]

Masters in Rural Development.

The Master study programme in 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.... [-]


Master Of Science Degree In Crop Production

Africa University - Zimbabwe
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Zimbabwe Mutare

Two Year Full-time Program. Each student will conduct a research project as approved by the College and submit a dissertation by the end of the second academic year. A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Biological Science inappropriate subjects as Program Requirement. [+]

Two Year Full-time Program.

Each student will conduct a research project as approved by the College and submit a dissertation by the end of the second academic year.

A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Biological Science in appropriate subjects as Program Requirement.

Program Structure ACP 501 Biostatistics (3 Credit Hours) ACP 502 Advanced Plant Pathology (3 Credit Hours) ACP 503 Weed Ecology and Management (3 Credit Hours) ACP 504 Insect Pest Management (3 Credit Hours) ACP 505 Crop Production (3 Credit Hours) ACP 506 Crop Improvement (3 Credit Hours) ACP 507 Soil Fertility Management (3 Credit Hours) AAE 506 Irrigation Agronomy (3 Credit Hours) AEC 507 Dissertation Proposal Development (3 credit hours) AEC 508 Conduct Research, Analyse and Prepare Dissertation (9 credit hours) Career and Job Opportunities Researcher Academic NGOs - FAO, UNDP, UNEP Self-employment Consultancy Financial Assistance ... [-]