University of Reading

University of Reading

Agriculture, Ecology and Environment

Prepare for a research career in the agricultural and agri-environment sectors or for subsequent doctoral studies in agroecology and environmental sciences. The course is taught by researchers from the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, one of the leading centres for agroecology research worldwide and highly respected by employers in the sector. This master's programme provides a multi-disciplinary appreciation of the underlying environmental, social and economic issues surrounding contemporary agricultural systems; and a rigorous training in research methods and statistical analyses commonly used in agriculture, ecology and environmental science. You will develop your critical appraisal skills of research literature at the interface between agriculture, ecology and environmental science; and gain the skills to plan, manage and conduct an in-depth field and / or lab based independent research project. **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** - Research methods in agriculture, ecology and environment - Research project in agriculture, ecology and environment - Issues in agriculture, ecology and environment - Ecosystem services - Principles of integrated pest management

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree, ideally with upper second class honours or above (or equivalent from an internationally recognised university outside the UK) in a subject relevant to agriculture, ecology, geography or environmental sciences. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Research methods in agriculture, ecology and environment * Research project in agriculture, ecology and environment * Issues in agriculture, ecology and environment * Ecosystem services * Principles of integrated pest management

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 21,025 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 21,025 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 10,415 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 10,415 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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