Taught course

Food Economics and Marketing

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

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 required, but strong applicants with little or no prior training in economics may be admitted provided you attend a pre-sessional course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

* Critical training in applied economics, marketing, and quantitative and qualitative research techniques
* Develop an understanding of economic and marketing aspects of food, including consumer decisions, globalisation in food retailing and manufacturing, and policy issues
* Acquire the professional skills to work for world organisations such as the EU and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), NGOs, international food companies and consulting companies

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.

For information on funding and scholarships, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/apd-pgt-funding.aspx.

[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
International students
£15,650

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
varies months

PGCert

full time
varies months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

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