• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

With the Community and Leadership Development program at the University of Kentucky, you will be able to strengthen the abilities of individuals, organizations, and communities to act upon their shared visions, goals and challenges.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to integrate communications,sociology, journalism, and community development theories and apply them to real-world situations involving local communities and agricultural organizations.

The major focuses on such skills as written and oral communication; strategic problem solving; critical thinking; understanding of group, organizational, and community dynamics; and ethical decision making.

Careers

With this degree, you will have skills and knowledge  to develop and/or lead communities and organizations, non-profit, business and industry, and advocacy groups.

CLD graduates find themselves in the following fields:

  • Agriculture
  • General Business
  • Human Education & Development
  • Politics
  • Public Relations & Marketing
  • Community Development
  • Extension & Education
  • Government Agencies
  • Food/Sustainability
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Non-profit organizations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundational Theories in Community and Leadership Development 
  • Research Methods in Community and Leadership Development 
  • Field Experience in CLD
  • Learning in Society
  • Senior Seminar in Community Communications and Leadership Development 
  • Professional Practicum in Community and Leadership Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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General Requirements

  • Complete UK International Application for Undergraduate Admission or Common Application
  • Application processing fee (non-refundable)
  • Copy of passport
  • Official transcripts in English
  • Bank Statement 
  • Submit Sponsor Guarantee Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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