MSc(Agr) Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development


University College Dublin    UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip, PGCert Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
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The MSc(Agr) Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development is a graduate programme that focuses on the new agenda for agriculture and rural area development. It offers a flexible approach with full-time and part-time options, allowing students to develop the skills and knowledge needed for careers in sustainable agriculture and rural development. The programme covers topics such as safe and ethically produced food, a healthier environment, and sustainable energy. Students will gain a deep understanding of theory, policy, and practice in rural development through a variety of teaching methods including group projects, field trips, and case studies. Applicants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are welcome, and a second class honours degree or international equivalent is required. Proficiency in English is also necessary for non-native speakers.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development responds to the new agenda for agriculture and rural area development. It represents a return to core values in the development of rural areas which are rooted in agricultural change as well as responding to new societal demands such as safe and ethically produced food, a healthier environment and sustainable and affordable energy. These issues are relevant in both Ireland, industrialised countries and in the developing world.

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Entry Requirements

- 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 must hold a minimum of a second class honours degree, or international equivalent, in a range of subject areas.

- 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.




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Student Profile

Mary Maina

I was working as a fertilizer market analyst at International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Nairobi, Kenya and felt the MSc Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development at UCD offered me an opportunity to acquire the skills needed to assist farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to address the challenges facing them in sustainably achieving food security.

The MSc offers a unique opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to develop their social skills, to understand sustainability along the agricultural value chain and the immense potential of rural areas beyond agricultural production. The programme is well delivered by experienced lecturers with up-to-date reading materials and well-planned field visits.

My career objective is to support small farmers to sustainably achieve food security, improve their livelihoods and learn how to manage with unexpected events.

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