University of East Anglia UEA: Agriculture and Rural Development (MA)

InstitutionUniversity of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of International Development
Telephone 01603 591515
Study type Taught


The course offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development; this includes training provision on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low-income countries, as well as focusing on the dynamic interactions between local livelihoods in rural areas and agriculture understood as a globalised industry; the course also advances an interdisciplinary perspective on the linkages between global, national and local-level processes shaping agriculture and rural development by integrating knowledge from the social sciences, economics and natural resource studies; the course combines the delivery of theoretical knowledge with empirical insights and case studies.

Sponsorship info

UEA offers a variety of scholarships for UK, EU and international students worth from 10 per cent of the value of tuition fees, through to full fees and maintenance being covered each year; these awards are based on academic merit.

4 course options

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Good social sciences degree, 2.1 or equivalent. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.




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Location University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park


EU 7000 GBP for Year 1
England 7000 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 7000 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 7000 GBP for Year 1
Wales 7000 GBP for Year 1
Channel Islands 7000 GBP for Year 1
International 15800 GBP for Year 1

University of East Anglia

UEA is a world-leading research university and is 10th in the UK for quality of research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis).

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