This September, the Discipline of Geography (School of Geography & Archaeology), NUI Galway launched a new Masters Programme in Rural Sustainability. The Programme has been devised in response to increasing attention on the role and function of rural economies and societies in global, national and local terms. On the one hand, we identify a clearly emerging set of concerns associated with rural change and development that have far-reaching implications not just in a rural context, but in wider economic and societal terms. However, the means by which such change should be managed to the greatest advantage of rural places and populations requires the insertion of well-informed critical thinkers on rural issues into relevant policy, practice and academic domains.
The official launch of the MA will take place in NUI Galway on the 19th December.