Agriculture and Development (MSc)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 7360 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15650 per year

All study options

About Agriculture and Development at University of Reading

Examining the role of agriculture in development

This programme critically examines the role of agriculture (including horticulture) and agricultural research in addressing the major challenges and opportunities related to agricultural intensification and environmental sustainability particularly in tropical and subtropical regions of the developing world.

It explains the role of agriculture in development, the different biophysical, economic and social environments in which agriculture is practised, elaborates recent developments in agricultural research and practice in response to challenges such as poverty, climate change and environmental sustainability, and describes the factors and processes that influence and enhance the relevance, quality and impact of agricultural research and farmer-innovation processes.

This master's programme:

Examines the role of agriculture and agricultural research for development in response to challenges such as the food crisis, poverty, climate change and environmental sustainability.

Provides skills in strategic thinking, quantitative and qualitative analysis, communication and teamwork in biological and social sciences.

Is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in research, extension or development, within international and national institutions.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7360 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15650 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2018/19 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)

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