Masters of Arts in Rural Development program is to intensify understanding of the social and economic aspects of development, including institutional and organisational issues, and their link with technical aspects of rural development service and innovation.
The developing world faces exceptional challenges. Many approaches for the development are having insufficient impact on reducing levels of poverty, particularly prevalent in rural areas. There is a growing awareness that human needs and interactions in rural development have to be considered. The program addresses the need for improved capacity in project design, particularly in research to test the impact of development interventions.
The programme includes in-depth investigation of rural change with study of key concepts and their application. A research methods core will provide you with advanced training in social science methodologies and particular applications of these approaches. This includes substantial training in social research principles, approaches and methods; applied research tools for use in diagnostic and baseline studies; situation and gender analysis; process monitoring and evaluation; and impact assessment.