MSc Agriculture and Development

Agriculture and Development at the University of Reading


Examining the role of agriculture in development


Programme provides: This programme critically examines 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.

It explains the role of agriculture in development; the different biophysical, economic and social environments in which agriculture is practised; elaborates recent developments in agricultural research and practice in response to challenges such as poverty, climate change and environmental sustainability; and describes the factors and processes that influence and enhance the relevance, quality and impact of agricultural research and farmer-innovation processes.


This Masters 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.
  • provides skills in strategic thinking, quantitative and qualitative analysis, communication and teamwork in biological and social sciences.
  • is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in research, extension or development, within international and national institutions.

Programme specification:


For details of the core modules and structure of the degree, please download the programme specification. Please note, the program specification is subject to change. If you have any questions about changes, please contact the program director.

For a list of optional modules that may be available to you, please look here.

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DIVERSE
Our diversity is our strength as we cover a broad variety of topics with everything from Agricultural Economics, to Food Security and International Development.

TAILORED BY YOU
The ability to choose modules from a wide range within the School and across the University allows you to tailor your programme to meet your interests and career aspirations.

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