Taught course

Food Economics and Marketing

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 upper second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). An intermediate knowledge of microeconomics and quantitative methods is 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 Food Economics and Marketing is a programme which provides critical training in applied economics, marketing, and quantitative and qualitative research techniques.

You will develop an understanding of economic and marketing aspects of food, including consumers’ decisions, globalisation in food retailing and manufacturing, and policy issues, and acquire the professional skills to work for world organisations such as the EU and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), NGOs, international food companies and consulting companies.

This course is also available as PG Diploma and PG Certificate, and can be taken full-time over six months via modular delivery or part-time over two periods of six months.

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.

Students have access to the University’s internet, printing and scanning facilities, and 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.

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)

For information on the scholarships, modules, bursaries and other sources of funding available to you, visit the GIIDAE website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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