University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Agriculture and Rural Development

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.

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.

Course modules

Core modules include: Rural livelihoods and agrarian change; globalised agriculture and food systems; rural policies and politics; a number of optional modules.

Sponsorship information

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515