Rural Development is the study of the social, economic, and political situations in the rural areas. Students learn research procedures to understand the needs of rural areas, and are equipped with tools to help develop them. They are taught how to address poverty with innovative agricultural practices, advance science and policies regarding sustainable development, and strengthen small economies in rural areas. Students interested in careers in general education, agriculture, social work, sociology, economics, or research should opt to study rural development.
Courses within rural development studies at Thames are offered under The School of Social Sciences, where students are encouraged to find and read material on rural development, to learn from open discussions and guest lectures as well as examples of development in the global arena. Students at Thames will also be exposed to field work and internship opportunities, which will present them with experience before the join the workplace.
Degrees under which you can study Rural Development
Bachelor of Rural Development
The Bachelor of Rural Development program thoroughly explores the developing areas of Nepal, with courses like Society and Culture in Nepal and the Rural Economy of Nepal. With a second major in sociology offered to students, the BRD program also provides an education on the sociological and anthropological areas of Nepal and the world. Courses in social work studies are an important part of this program, and students will study Human Rights, Community Engagement, and Community Service to become fully rounded professionals of development.
Bachelor of Social Work
The Bachelor of Social Work at Thames offers studies in Rural Development as a second major, taking courses like Theories and Approaches of Rural Development and Rural Economy, which are integral in understanding the development of rural areas, simultaneously with the courses in Social Work. Under this course, students receive an exhaustive education on the functioning of rural areas and how to serve them.
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