University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Sustainable Development Advocacy (Professional Practice)

On completion of the programme trainee advocates are expected to have developed: understanding of the concept of sustainable rural land-use; enhanced advocacy skills; an understanding of the opportunities for and barriers to achieving sustainable development in the land based sector and of what constitutes best practice; an enhanced commitment to working for sustainable development solutions in the land based sector; a range of useful references and contacts.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in agriculture; horticulture; forestry; landscaping or recreation; leadership experience; interview; those whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Sustainable development advocacy masterclasses; team task; advocating change; sustainable development advocacy project; sector placements: students must choose 3 of these 4, 1 month long, placements: policy, standards and advice; business; media and campaigning; community and social.

Assessment methods

Coursework which is varied and relevant to the development of the students' professional skills; there are no exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 665 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St John's Campus Worcester WR2 6AJ West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01905 855111