Start date: September 2021
Our MSc Food Security and Development course addresses the challenges of global food insecurity and poverty.
The programme benefits from strong association with the European Food Systems Education and Teaching (EFSET) programme. EFSET reflects Reading’s reputation as a lead institute in the area of understanding global food security, malnutrition and poverty, particularly in developing countries.
On this master’s 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,
- gain the conceptual and practical skills necessary for the analysis and development of planned food security interventions.
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 explores how these systems interact with human development policies and interventions at international, national and local levels.
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.
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The University of Reading and particularly the School of Agriculture has an acclaimed international reputation. I came all the way from New Zealand to experience life at a world class university. I must say that it has been the best decision I have ever made. The learning environment is fantastic. The lecturers are friendly and approachable. The facilities are state-of-the-art. The best element of the course has been the opportunity to be taught by experts from around the world. Hearing them share their motivations from agricultural development has fuelled my own passions for food security and development issues.