Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Leadership for Sustainable Rural Development

The course covers a wide range of issues relating to sustainable rural development including: The design, monitoring, management and evaluation of projects; fundraising; environment/agriculture interactions; environmental economics; social inclusion; rural tourism; and understanding community and sustainable development issues. There is a strong emphasis on the development of leadership and project management skills throughout the programme.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above in an appropriate subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: Effective leadership: Group project; foundations for sustainable development (1 and 2); leadership for rural and sustainable development; rural development thesis.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Exams; research project; individual and group project submissions; presentations; reports; essays; seminar contribution. The rural development thesis is a maximum of 10,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

PG Centre
Telephone number: 
02890 972585