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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Lews Castle College UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

What is special about this course?

If you want to progress into a managerial role in rural development, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Rural Development is for you.

You will study social, environmental, economic and professional development, and community engagement issues in the context of managing rural development.

The MSc Sustainable Rural Development can be studied online from anywhere in the world.

Special features

  • Gain practical experience in understanding current rural development issues and working with communities
  • Develop key research and policy skills
  • Study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full masters degree
  • Study online, full time or part time when and where it suits you, within the UK and internationally

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the course, you will be equipped to take up management positions, both at home and abroad, in:

The public sector (e.g. local authorities, public utilities etc)
Non-governmental development organisations
International development agencies
Community trusts and community development organisations
Conservation agencies
Environmental consultants
Tourism heritage attractions
National parks and countryside parks
Secondary school teaching on completion of a PGDE
Research and development.

How long will my course last?

Full-time: 2 years @ 40 hours per week
Part-time (structured): 3-4 years @ 12 hours per week per module
Part-time (unstructured): 6 years (maximum) @ 6 hours per week per module.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 8,820per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

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