University of Reading

University of Reading

Agricultural and Food Economics

Prepare for doctoral studies in agricultural and food economics and marketing. This programme provides rigorous training in research methods to prepare students for research careers in academia or in non-academic organisations. The programme combines training in the skills of applied economics and marketing - including quantitative and qualitative research techniques - with an opportunity to apply them to a diverse range of contemporary farm, food and rural issues in both developed and developing country contexts. This master's will prepare you for doctoral studies in agricultural and food economics and marketing; equip you with applied economics, marketing and quantitative and qualitative research techniques; and give you the opportunity to apply your learning to a diverse range of contemporary farm, food and rural issues in both developed and developing country contexts. **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** - Consumer and producer theory - Econometrics - Quantitative methods - Qualitative research methods - Market research methods

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: 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 is preferred, 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

* Consumer and producer theory * Econometrics * Quantitative methods * Qualitative research methods * Market research methods

Qualifications

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

Campus details

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

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