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
* 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.
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.
 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
For information on funding and scholarships, please visit our website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team