University of Reading

University of Reading

Agricultural Economics

Gain a rigorous, stimulating and enjoyable training in applied economics and quantitative and qualitative research techniques. With an ever-increasing world population and growing pressure on the world's finite resources, the analytical skills of agricultural economists are as relevant as ever. This master's programme allows you to gain an appreciation of the complex dynamic between population growth and the world's finite resources; develops your quantitative and qualitative research techniques; and equips you with the skills to work as a professional agricultural economist in industry, government and non-governmental organisations. Students have the option to specialise in a development pathway that will provide them with the specific skills needed for working in agricultural development by selecting 30 credits from specific modules. **Careers** Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain and policy. 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating. Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. Competitive internships and placements, and research dissertations are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. **Modules** - Resource and environmental economics - Policy analysis - Market and trade analysis - Econometrics - Consumer and producer theory

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). Knowledge of microeconomics required, but if you are a strong applicant with little or no prior training in economics, you 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

* Resource and environmental economics * Policy analysis * Market and trade analysis * Econometrics * Consumer and producer theory

Qualifications

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

Campus details

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

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