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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 strong applicants with little or no prior training in economics may be admitted provided they attend a pre-sessional course.
Months of entry
Our MRes Agricultural and Food Economics allows you to develop your research skills for applied agricultural economics and marketing.
The University of Reading is the highest-ranking UK university for agriculture and forestry and ranked 9th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019 – Agriculture & Forestry. We are the only UK university in the top 50.)
This MRes Agriculture and Food Economics at Reading will prepare you for doctoral studies in agricultural and food economics and marketing. It provides rigorous training in research methods to prepare students for research careers in academia or in non-academic organisations.
This master's programme will:
- prepare you for doctoral studies in agricultural and food economics and marketing.
- equip you with applied economics, marketing and quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
- give you the opportunity to apply your learning to a diverse range of contemporary farm, food and rural issues in both developed and developing country contexts.
Class sizes vary by subject and module, but emphasis is always placed on good contact time with lecturers. Learning occurs across a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials and field trips.
As a student at Reading, you will have access to all the University's internet, printing and scanning facilities, as well as a full range of statistical and econometric software. Excellent opportunities exist for research, networking and personal development within each programme, as well as access to first-class study resources and employability support.
On joining this course, you will become a member of the School's Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE). As a GIIDAE student, you will have the option of undertaking a placement during the summer period, however this is not a requirement of the degree.
For information on the scholarships, modules, bursaries and other sources of funding available to you, visit the GIIDAE website.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team