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Food Security and Development (MSc)

Course Description

This course prepares you for a career in the international food security and development sectors.

It provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the structure and operation of food systems in developing countries, and how these systems interact with human development policies and interventions at international, national and local levels. The course benefits from a strong association with the University’s Centre for Food Security (CFS). The CFS reflects Reading’s reputation as a leading institute in the area of understanding global food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty, particularly in developing countries.

See the website http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/agriculture-pg/msc-food-security-and-development.aspx

Modules include:

• Agriculture in the Tropics
• Food Security and Development
• Global Issues in Nutrition and Health
• Perspectives on Development
• Policy Analysis
• Research and Study Skills for Independent Learning.

What career can you have?

Our master's courses are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, marketing within the food chain and policy. We provide dedicated employability support through career workshops and have developed a personal and professional development module for international students. Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provide many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships and placements and the research dissertation are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. Our graduates find employment within government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies, the media, academia and commercial companies. Some use a master's course to transition into a new career as independent consultants or as a study break from employment. For examples of organisations our graduates go on to please visit http://www.reading.ac.uk/giidae

Visit the Food Security and Development (MSc) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Rosa Palli

'Studying at GIIDAE is a unique experience to thrive in a completely mulitcultural environment and an extremely enriching opportunity to learn from people all from all over the world.'


Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you also be eligible to apply

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