MSc Food Security and Development

Food Security and Development at the University of Reading

Addressing the challenges of global food insecurity and poverty

Programme provides: This programme prepares students for a career in the international food security and development sectors. It provides a multi-disciplinary understanding of the structure and operation of food systems in developing countries, and how these systems interact with human development policies and interventions at international, national and local levels.

On this Masters programme you will:

  • develop a multidisciplinary understanding of how food systems work in developing countries, and the main drivers of global food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty;
  • build knowledge of how food systems interact with institutions and development policies at international, national and local levels; and
  • gain the conceptual and practical skills necessary for the analysis and development of planned food security interventions.

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.


Why study at Reading


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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