BSc in Rural Development

BSc in Rural Development

This is a web based, distance learning degree programme for adults. The programme, which is a collaborative venture between four universities,  is offered as a National University of Ireland (NUI) Degree by NUI Dublin, NUI Cork, NUI Galway and NUI Maynooth. On completion of Level One, students have the option to graduate with an NUI Diploma in Rural Development or progress to the degree phase of the programme. The programme is targeted at people who are involved in rural development in a professional or voluntary capacity and will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to manage all aspects of local / rural development initiatives.  This Degree is the first mature student access qualification that recognises and extends the professional qualification pathway for adults active in the development of rural areas. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to initiate and manage local rural development. The programme will enable a mature student to qualify with a diploma after two years part time study, and to continue to earn a degree with a minimum of a further two years.

For more information please go to here or contact:

Dr Mary O’ Shaughnessy,

Department Food Business & Development/Centre for Co-operative Studies,

Tel: (021) 4903355,


Centre for Co-operative Studies

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork