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  Agricultural and Food Economics

University of Reading    School of Agriculture, Policy & Development

Full time September MSc, Research Only 1 year full time Award winner
Economics (10) Food Sciences (15)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc by Research in Agricultural and Food Economics at the University of Reading. This prestigious programme equips you with advanced research skills tailored for the dynamic fields of agricultural and food economics. Delve into applied economics and marketing techniques, honing both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to address contemporary agricultural challenges worldwide. As a student, you will benefit from rigorous training in research methods, preparing you for a successful career in academia, industry, or further doctoral studies. The programme offers a diverse range of modules designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to drive global change. By joining this programme, you become part of the esteemed Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics, where impactful research and teaching thrive. Entry requirements include a good undergraduate degree or relevant career experience, with a prerequisite of intermediate knowledge in microeconomics and quantitative methods. Strong applicants without an economics background can attend a pre-sessional course. Don't miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of agricultural and food economics research.

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Develop your research skills for agricultural economics and food economics with our MSc by Research Agricultural and Food Economics master’s degree.

During your studies you’ll develop applied economics and marketing skills – including quantitative and qualitative research techniques – and then apply them to a diverse range of contemporary farm, food and rural issues in both developed and developing country contexts.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Applicants who have relevant career experience are also welcome to apply.

You will need an intermediate knowledge of microeconomics and quantitative methods, however, strong applicants with little or no training in economics may be admitted, provided you attend a pre-sessional economics course.


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £10,800

New international students: £22,350

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