Welcome to the Rural Development and Natural Resource Management Programme
We are glad that you have been admitted to the Master's Programme in Rural Development and Natural Resource Management for the academic years 2019–2020 at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). We look forward to having you with us in Uppsala. A very warm welcome! You find information for new students at SLU at the page New student.
This programme, and the autumn semester will begin on 08.45, 2 September 2019 in lecture hall "Loftets hörsal" Uppsala (see map). Registration to the programme will take place at 10.00. We kindly advise you to plan your travel well and arrive on time for the orientation days at SLU on August 29th and 30th.
The Programme runs for two years and attracts students worldwide. It offers students learning, knowledge and skills which can be used to understand and address rural development and natural resource management issues in the global South and North. Rural development depends on a multitude of socio-cultural, economic, health, political and agro-ecological determinants. Understanding this complexity requires trans-disciplinary analyses which are learnt in the Programme. The Programme focuses on interconnections between rural development, natural resource management and social organization as well as rural-urban linkages and strategies for sustainable livelihoods.
During the first part of the taught courses, the Programme offers an introductory course called Rurality, livelihood and gender. This course is followed by courses on Governance of natural resources, Conflict, democracy and facilitation, and Global food systems and food security, during the first year of the Programme.
In the second year, the Programme offers courses on how to theorize rural development and on research methods. These courses aim to broaden the students' understandings of social science theory and prepare the students for carrying out individual research for their master theses.
To facilitate students' learning, the experience and expertise of the faculty at SLU, and external lecturers of international repute, is enlisted with the aim to provide broad experience and understandings of rural change and natural resource management issues.
We would like to inform you that only students with legitimate proof will be considered for late registration (e.g. supported medical reasons).
Katarina Pettersson, Director of studies
Elinor Carlbrand, Deputy Director of studies