Research Agricultural and Food Economics

Research Agricultural and Food Economics at the University of Reading


Develop your research skills for applied agricultural economics and marketing 

This Masters programme will: 

  • prepare you for doctoral studies in agricultural and food economics and marketing
  • equip you with applied economics, marketing and quantitative and qualitative research techniques
  • give you the opportunity to apply your learning to a diverse range of contemporary farm, food and rural issues in both developed and developing country contexts

Core modules (80 credits)GIIDAE brochure

  • Marketing Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Consumer and Producer Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Research and Study Skills for Independent Learning

Students select a further 40 credits from a wide range of taught modules and undertake a 60 credit dissertation. Please view the module list for suggested optional modules.

In some circumstances, students may be eligible to take a Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate. Please view the Research Agricultural and Food Economics brochure and programme specification for further information about this course or contact the programme director, Dr C S Srinivasan.

Why study Research Agricultural and Food Economics...

Razan Majar, MSc Research Agricltural and Food Economics'I chose the University of Reading because it is one of the most reputed institutions where to study agricultural economics and marketing. Although, my MSc research course was only one year in length, it gave me a comprehensive introduction to the complex ideas and concepts in the agricultural economics, marketing and econometrics analysis which has been essential to the PhD course I now do. At times I felt a little out of my depth in the first term because it was all completely new to me, but by the end of the course I had won a scholarship to do a PhD.

My time at Reading University was both enjoyable and harder work than I could ever have imagined, but the staff helped me to accomplish a degree that I am very proud of. Aside from the department, the University and city were a great place to be a student, with a friendly campus and always plenty going on. I am motivated every day because I believe in what I do and the future of my work in the educational institutions.

My degree course gave me the knowledge, confidence and motivation to continue on to do a PhD in Reading University. It developed my analytical skills and experience perfectly for the next degree and for my career as a lecturer in agricultural economics, Damascus University. I decided to stay on and do a PhD within the Econometrics in the department and will have a great time doing so.'

Razan Majar, MSc Research Agricultural and Food Economics 2010-11.

How to apply

Please visit our page with information about the application process such as how and when to apply.

Please note this programme may be subject to change from the above.

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