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Development StudiesUniversity of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
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Location: University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/01/09
Intl fees: £13500
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The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a specialised multidisciplinary organisation within the University of Greenwich. The NRI provides research and consultancy in support of sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction, principally, but not solely, in the natural resources sector. It has a rapidly growing programme of research at MPhil and PhD level on social-scientific and interdisciplinary topics relating to development in the South and in Europe. Particular research areas include: Participatory and client-oriented methods of agricultural research and their institutionalisation; agricultural service delivery; performance and impact assessment methodologies; community based natural resource management; land tenure; urban agriculture and rural-urban linkages; pastoralism; vulnerability to disasters; climate change.
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You should have a first- or second-class honours degree or equivalent. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. Each case is considered on its own merits, so these requirements should only be used as a guide.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Greenwich.
About this university
There is a thriving international community at the university including students from over 100 countries around the world. The International Office is the first point of contact for these students and can help with a variety of matters around living in the UK. This includes assistance with accommodation, registering for medical services and immigration and visas advice. They help with the arrival in London while students get used to their new home and with daily life matters as well as academic ones. There are also language courses on offer for those wishing to learn or improve their English skills. At the heart of student life at the university is the Students Union and all students are automatically members. It offers a range of services to these members including academic and non-academic advice and support, representation and the organisation of various clubs and societies for extracurricular times. It also operates three different bars as well as a shop and an online shop for students. The university has a top record for its sports teams and there are a range of competitive and non-competitive activities on offer. Clubs take part in the BUCS leagues against other universities and colleges and range from cricket and football to netball and self-defence activities. Likewise the societies over all aspects of life including academic, activities and games, campaigning, cultural and performing arts as well as the chance to start their own should students find a niche.