The Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at University College Dublin, which is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, prepares graduates for roles of leadership, advocacy and influence in local, national and international development settings. This is achieved by strengthening capabilities in the relevant analytical, communications and entrepreneurship skills, underpinned by the provision of an enhanced understanding of the theory, policy and practice of rural development.
The learning environment fosters individual and group-based activities, which develop students’ skills of inquiry, critical thinking, self-directed and collaborative learning. A variety of teaching and learning approaches are used including group project work, student presentations, individual assignments, field trips and case study work.
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate options are available.
Careers & Employability
Graduates from this programme will be equipped with the required skills and knowledge base to develop careers in the broad arena of sustainable agriculture and rural development in Ireland or Internationally in both the public and private sector.
Graduates typically find employment in government, agricultural and rural development agencies, local development agencies, NGOs involved in rural development, as well as donor agencies and international development organisations.
- Development Managers
- Public servants
Modules for students enrolling on this programme include:
- Policies & Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
- Minor Thesis
- Theory & Practice of Rural Enterprises
- Research Methods
- Strategic Communications
- Sustainable Agriculture
•Applications are welcome from people from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds including humanities, sciences and business who are interested in pursuing careers in the broad arena of rural and community development.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised
DisciplinesAgribusiness Agriculture Botany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
• Applicants must hold a minimum of a second class honours degree, or international equivalent, in a range of subject areas.• Applications are welcome from people from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds including humanities, sciences and business who are interested in pursuing careers in the broad arena of rural and community development.• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
International26400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26400 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA9230 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9230 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU Year 1 - €4,670
- Non-EU Year 1 - €13,200
- EU Year 2 - €4,670
- NonEU Year 2 - €12,800
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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