Taught course

Agricultural Economics

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

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Knowledge of microeconomics required, but strong applicants with little or no prior training in economics may be admitted provided they attend a pre-sessional course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Agricultural Economics course will help you to understand economic concepts and policies to promote world agricultural development

With an ever-increasing world population and growing pressure on the world's finite resources, the analytical skills of agricultural economists are as relevant as ever. During this course, you will combine theory with applied material as you develop various skills in econometrics, cost–benefit analysis and modelling.

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

UK students
£7,735 per year (full-time)
International students
£16,450 per year (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    A tailored version of any of our MSc courses can be arranged over a three or six-month period with the approval of the Course Director. A postgraduate Diploma consists of 120 credits and a postgraduate certificate, 60 credits.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation20 (12000 words)

Course contact details

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