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Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering International Master of Science in Rural Development
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

International Master of Science in Rural Development

Ghent, Belgium

2 Years

English

Full time

Request application deadline *

Sep 2024

EUR 5 / per year **

On-Campus

* non-European students and all scholarship seeking students: 29 February 2024 | European students who do not wish to apply for a scholarship: 31 May 2024

** European students (all EU countries + Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey): € 4,500 | Non-European students: € 9,000 | For VLIRUOS Scholarship holders the tuition fee is included in the grant

Introduction

The joint International MSc in Rural Development (IMRD) offers the opportunity to study European visions on rural development and rural economics in their diversity of approaches and applications and to make comparative analyses of EU and non-EU agricultural and rural development strategies and agricultural policies. The objective is to train students from European and non-European countries, from developed, developing, and transition countries to become specialists in Integrated Rural Development with a focus on socio-economic and institutional aspects.

The jointly organized IMRD provides the opportunity to become an international expert in rural development by training students through diverse approaches:

  • Awareness raising on the multifunctionality of rural areas
  • Capacity building and ability to apply skills in diverse situations, contexts, or settings worldwide
  • Combination of technical and social sciences
  • Multi-disciplinary training: dialogue with different stakeholders and gain critical reflection skills

IMRD is a 2 year master's program (120 ECTS) jointly organized by 15 leading universities in the field of rural development leading to a high extent of integrated student mobility.

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