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Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

24 months
Duration
14901 EUR/year
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About

The Rural Development and Natural Resource Management programme from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is organised into themes that include introductory and advanced courses, offering students a broad understanding of rural development and natural resource management as well as more specialised knowledge of the different dimensions involved. 

Overview

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 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management programme from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 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.

Learning outcomes

Students are taught how to facilitate and manage developmental projects and to acquire knowledge and skills in conducting research. The courses will provide theoretical knowledge applied in case study scenarios, requiring active student involvement. Some examples of topics covered by the courses are the consquences of long-term aid in poor and weak welfare states, rural change and the role of non-farm and off-farm activities and farming practices, technologies and solutions for sustainable farming, fishing and forestry.

UN's sustainable development goals in the education

SLU's educations creates knowledge which contributes to the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and internationally. 

Future

A Master´s degree in Rural Development and Natural Resource Management offers job prospects in fields such as with projects or organisations in the development arena, the academic world, research, the private sector, consultancy firms, policy design and facilitation, governmental or non-governmental organisations and local, national or international institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rurality, Livelihood and Gender
  • Governance of Natural Resources
  • Conflict, democracy and facilitation
  • The Practice of Rural Development
  • Global food systems and food security
  • The Context and Process of Research: Theories and Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the Rural Development and Natural Resource Management – Master’s programme requires a first-cycle qualification comprising 180 credits and including specialised studies comprising 90 credits within one of the following disciplinary domains:

  • social science
  • natural science
  • humanities

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14901 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14901 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

152.000 SEK

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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