University of Reading

University of Reading

Food Security and Development

The Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics (GIIDAE) attracts over 90 master's students each year from over 40 countries, making the Institute an outstanding example of a globalised educational experience. The diverse nature of our programmes reflects our international expertise, and our interactive approach to learning gives you a coherent understanding of theory, practice and current debates in international development and applied economics. We are ranked 12th in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry and our students have given us a 91% satisfaction rating.1 You will be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of research and policy development. Our expertise spans agriculture and economics, horticulture, food, rural environments and international development. Our links with the Centre for Food Security and the Walker Institute ensure our teaching covers cutting-edge topics, has an applied dimension and remains highly policy relevant. There are also excellent opportunities for overseas study thanks to our close links with international partners and an active placement programme. • Provides a multidisciplinary understanding of food production, access and use • Analysis of the complex challenges faced by developing countries • Option to enrol in free, complementary Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) programme • Prepares you for a range of career options in international food and development sectors • Suitable for graduates from most disciplines

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,025 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,025 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,025 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,025 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,180 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,270 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,180 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months

Campus details

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

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Postgraduate Admissions
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0118 378 5289