University of Reading

University of Reading

Agriculture and Development

Examine 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. Learn about the role of agriculture in development; the different biophysical, economic and social environments in which agriculture is practised; recent developments in agricultural research; practice in response to challenges such as poverty, climate change and environmental sustainability; and 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. You will gain skills in strategic thinking, quantitative and qualitative analysis, communication and teamwork in biological and social sciences. The programme is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in research, extension or development, within international and national institutions. **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** - Rethinking agricultural development (including horticulture): implementing solutions - Agriculture in the tropics - Theories and practices of development - Agricultural project planning and management in developing countries - Principles of integrated pest management

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). A knowledge of agriculture is desirable, but motivation and a desire to contribute towards global problems linked to agriculture and food production are vital. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent),

Course modules

* Rethinking agricultural development (including horticulture): implementing solutions * Agriculture in the tropics * Theories and practices of development * Agricultural project planning and management in developing countries * Principles of integrated pest management

Qualifications

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