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  Agriculture, Ecology and Environment

University of Reading    School of Agriculture, Policy & Development

Full time & Part time September Research Only, MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time Award winner
Agriculture (1) Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13)

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Unleash your potential in the field of Agriculture, Ecology and Environment with the MSc by Research programme at the University of Reading. Dive into a world of cutting-edge research and prepare for a rewarding career or further studies in the agricultural and agri-environment sectors. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricate interplay between environmental, social, and economic factors in modern agricultural systems. Through rigorous training in research methods and statistical analyses, you'll develop critical appraisal skills and the ability to conduct independent field and lab-based research projects. To qualify, you need a good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience. Join a prestigious institution ranked among the top 20 globally for Agriculture and Forestry. Benefit from the expertise of the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research and access top-notch facilities like the Crops Research Unit and Crop and Environmental Laboratory. Embrace the opportunity to make a real difference in the world through impactful research and education. Seize your chance to shape a sustainable future with the MSc by Research in Agriculture, Ecology and Environment.

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Prepare for a research career in the agricultural and agri-environment sectors – or for doctoral studies – with our MSc by Research in Agriculture, Ecology and Environment master’s degree.

You’ll gain a multi-disciplinary appreciation of the underlying environmental, social and economic issues surrounding contemporary agricultural systems, and receive rigorous training in commonly used research methods and statistical analyses.

You’ll also learn from researchers from the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, a leading centre for agroecology research that’s highly respected by employers in the sector.

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Entry Requirements

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


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £12,600 (full-time) or £6,300 (part-time)

New international students: £24,150 (full-time) or £12,075 (part-time)

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