Rural Studies programme is offered at Newcastle University.
Areas of research of the Rural Studies from Newcastle University include:
- impact and implications of ‘local-global’ processes and relationships for rural areas
- characteristics and performance of rural businesses and households
- rural governance
- demographic ageing and social change
- living with environmental change
Opportunities are available for postgraduate research in the following areas:
Land use, natural resources and environmental change
- multifunctional land use and the evolving role of small farms
- land use and food security
- the management and governance of natural resources
- agri-environment policy
- environmental valuation and choice modelling
- access to land for outdoor recreation and leisure
- protected areas management
Rural planning, community governance and resilience
- relationship between rural development policy and communities in a changing political landscape
- rural policies and the role of communities in policy development
- neo-endogenous or networked rural development
- rural housing and trends in counter-urbanisation
- community asset management
- rural partnerships and stakeholder relationships
- community resilience
Rural change, culture and wellbeing
- perceptions of rurality
- rural social change
- the role of rural women
- the needs of a changing rural community
- wellbeing and quality of life
- rural social capital
- social exclusion and rural poverty
- changing perceptions of farming
Rural economy, enterprise and innovation
- rural enterprise and its economic contribution
- innovation and entrepreneurialism
- networks and knowledge exchange
- the nature and needs of rural enterprise
- technological adoption and innovation in agriculture
- linkages between urban and rural economies
- business collaboration and networking
- expertise and knowledge exchange
- social and community enterprise
- the green economy
Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme aims to help you develop the skills and experience that the UK Research Councils expect you to have, or to develop, during your research degree.
Our programme will help you to:
- complete a training needs analysis, so that you know what your current skills are and where you need help and development
- use your training needs analysis to create your personal development plan
- identify appropriate workshops or other events that will help you most and best address your development needs
- gain the personal and professional key skills development for the successful completion of your research degree
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts
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- A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
- We usually expect research experience and/or a postgraduate qualification, such as a MRes or MSc, for PhD study.
International30400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30400 EUR per year during 36 months.
National10607 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10607 EUR per year during 36 months.
HomeFull time: £4,407 - £10,607*
Part time: £2,203.50 - £5,303.50*
Full time: £24,000 - £30,400
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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