MSc Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics at the University of Reading

Understanding economic concepts and policies to promote world agricultural development

Programme provides: With an ever-increasing world population and growing pressure on the world's finite resources, the analytical skills of agricultural economists are as relevant as ever. This degree programme is designed to provide you with a rigorous, stimulating and enjoyable training in applied economics and quantitative and qualitative research techniques.

This Masters programme:

  • allows you to gain an appreciation of the complex dynamic between population growth and the world's finite resources.
  • develops your quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
  • equips you with the skills to work as a professional agricultural economist in industry, government and non-governmental organisations.
  • Students have the option to specialise in a development pathway that will provide them with the specific skills needed for working in agricultural development by selecting 30 credits from specific modules.

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.

For a list of all of our degrees, and information about study within GIIDAE, please see our brochure.


Reasons for studying at GIIDAE

Renowned for our social and friendly atmosphere where student and staff interaction is paramount; we provide a supportive learning environment that welcomes students from around the world.

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

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.

We offer excellent opportunities for professional networking, with the option of placement experiences in the UK and overseas.

Our programmes add value to your personal and professional development as we connect the theory, practice and policy.

Our Masters students rated their experience with us at 91% satisfaction overall, so you can be sure your experience with be a good one.

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