University of Reading

University of Reading

Agricultural Development Economics

This course combines the analytical rigour of modern economicanalysis with practical, field-based perspectives on agriculturaldevelopment. It provides the skills, knowledge and insight necessary to contribute to confronting the challenge of reducing rural poverty, pathways for agricultural transition, and a balance between theoretical perspectives on agricultural development, and modern empirical methods and tools.The part-time course option is for UK/EU students only.

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honoursdegree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Anintermediate knowledge of microeconomics required, but strong applicants with little or no prior training in economics may be admitted provided they attend a pre-sessional course.

Course modules

Modules include: market and trade analysis; qualitative research methods; econometrics; appraisal of agricultural and rural development projects; research and study skills for independent learning.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,560 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

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