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Start date: September 2021
Prepare yourself for a research career in the agricultural and Agri-Environment sectors or for subsequent doctoral studies with our MSc by research in Agriculture, Ecology and Environment.
The University of Reading is the highest-ranking UK University for Agriculture and Forestry and is ranked 9th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020- Agriculture & Forestry.) We are the only UK University in the top 50.
This course it taught by researchers from the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, a leading centre for agroecology research and highly respected by employers in the sector. It provides a multi-disciplinary appreciation of the underlying environmental, social and economic issues surrounding contemporary agricultural systems and gives a rigorous training in commonly used research methods and statistical analyses.
Through this master’s programme you will:
- develop your critical appraisal skills of research literature at the interface between agriculture, ecology and environmental science,
- gain the skills to plan, manage and conduct an in-depth field and/ or lab based independent research project.
You will participate in a one-week field trip visiting a range of different organisations in the sector, giving you a broad exposure to future potential employers and potential job roles.
You will also have access to the University’s Crops Research Unit at Sonning Farm, which has facilities to support field plot experiments on all temperate arable and forage crops within a dedicated 12 ha, irrigable field site and supporting laboratory and teaching facilities.
Access is also granted to the University’s Crop and Environmental Laboratory (CEL), comprising of 2500 m2 of heated glasshouses, with climate controlled and factorial houses, controlled environment growth cabinets, and a protected field plot experimental area.
As a School, we are committed to empowering change through our teaching and research, with our academics working to tackle some the world’s most pressing issues across their respective fields of expertise. Our mission is to make a difference in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, so we offer a diverse range of modules giving you the knowledge and skills that will enable you as an individual to have an impact and be part of global change, whatever your chosen pathway.
GIIDAE has an active scholarship programme. For more information about the scholarships, bursaries and other sources of funding available, please visit the GIIDAE website.
To learn more about postgraduate study in the School, please see the GIIDAE brochure.