Bachelor of Rural Development

Become rural development specialists and practitioners who will find solutions to rural development challenges. The graduates are experts in social, gender mainstreaming, political and economic contexts of rural settings in the fast changing economic development. The graduate  are  experts in building and sustaining rural institutions, regulatory frameworks, socio-economic and mechanisms to foster rural development in the contemporary environment. These graduates are experts in strategic planning, management, and designing development initiatives in diverse sectors for rational decision making for sustainable rural development


Become an expert in integrating social parameters in societal developments


Programme Availability
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Host Department
Department of Development Studies
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years


Specifically the programme intends to realize the following learning outcomes:

  1. Understand social, political and economic contexts of rural areas in Tanzania
  2. Explain role of institutions operating in rural areas.
  3. Understand regulatory frameworks and mechanisms to foster rural development.
  4.  Analyse how contemporary issues contribute to rural development.
  5. Apply techniques of strategic management in planning.
  6. Apply socio-economic techniques to inform decision-making in development issues.
  7. Apply gender mainstreaming techniques in designing development initiatives.
  8. Integrate knowledge from various of disciplines and apply rational decision making and problem solving skills towards sustainable rural development.
  9. Design appropriate rural development project/programms to improved rural livelihoods
  10. Appraise, monitor and evaluate development interventions.

Become an expert in integrating social parameters in societal developments




Two principal passes (4 points) in the following subjects, History, Kiswahili, English, Literature, Geography, Economics, Advanced Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Commerce, Accountancy, Nutrition or Agri- culture. OR Diploma in Rural Development, Community Development, Agriculture or Agricultural Education with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of not less than 3.0. In addition, an applicant must have a minimum of “D” grade in two science subjects.


Tshs 1, 000,000 per year


Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system (link: or Click “Apply Online (Undergraduate)” button at and you will be directed


The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), 
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,

Inquiries should be sent to:
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro    


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