University of Reading

University of Reading

Food Economics and Marketing

?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. As a The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) student, you will have the option of undertaking a placement during the summer period, however this is not a requirement of the degree. 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 for research, networking and personal development within each programme, as well as access to first-class study resources and employability support. **Careers** Graduates are expected to have employment opportunities in a wide variety of environmental and development settings, including: research, national organisations, UN organisations and the private sector. ? **Modules** - Advertising and branding - Advanced marketing - Consumer behaviour and food marketing - Food policy - Marketing research methods

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). An intermediate knowledge of microeconomics and quantitative methods required, but strong applicants with little or no prior training in economics may be admitted provided you attend a pre-sessional course. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Sample modules may include: * Advertising and branding * Advanced marketing * Consumer behaviour and food marketing * Food policy * Marketing research methods Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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