Taught course

Agricultural and Food Economics

Institution
University of Reading · Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics - GIIDAE
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). An intermediate knowledge of microeconomics and quantitative methods is preferred, but if you are a strong applicant with little or no prior training in economics, you may be admitted provided you attend a pre-sessional course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

* Rigorous training in research methods for applied economics and marketing prepares students for doctoral studies
* Excellent preparation for research careers in academia or industry and policy research in governments or international organisations
* Application of techniques to a diverse range of farm, food and rural development issues in both developed and developing country contexts

About the Department

International Development, Agriculture and Economics at Reading

The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) attracts more than 90 masters students each year from over 40 countries; it is an outstanding example of a globalised educational experience.

The diverse nature of our degree courses reflects our international expertise, and our interactive approach to learning gives you a coherent understanding of theory, practice and current debates in international development, agriculture and economics. We are ranked 1st in the UK and 10th in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.[1]

You will be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of research, practice and policy development. Our expertise spans agriculture and economics, horticulture, food, marketing, rural environments and international development. There are also excellent opportunities for short work placements overseas.

[1] QS World University Rankings, 2017.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,735
International students
£16,450

For information on funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Global Recruitment Team
Email
student.recruitment@reading.ac.uk