Taught course

​Applied International Development

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

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

Months of entry


Course content

* Applied understanding of the theory and practice of international development

* Placement programme to gain experience in the research and practice of development

* Suitable for graduates from any discipline

* Active learning in a diverse, international student and staff environment

* Study pathways allow you to design your own programme based on personal and professional interests

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
£7,360 per year
International students
£15,650 per year

For information on funding and scholarships, please visit website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team