University of Reading

University of Reading

Food Economics and Marketing

This course provides training in applied economics, marketing andquantitative and qualitative research techniques and covers economic and marketing aspects of food including: consumers� food choice decisions; globalisation in food retailing and manufacturing and its impacts; and policy issues as they relate to international trade, competition, food safety and diets and health.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate Honoursdegree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Anintermediate knowledge of microeconomics and quantitative methods is 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: Advanced marketing; economics of international food markets; consumer behaviour and food marketing; advertising and branding; research and study skills for independent learning.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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0118 378 5289