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Our programmes in agri-food economics and marketing span agricultural economics, development finance, consumer behaviour, and food economics and marketing.


Our courses

The Department of Agri-Food Economics and Marketing is part of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, which is made up of five academic departments. Our departments work collaboratively to deliver teaching and research across the School.

MSc Agricultural Economics

With an ever-increasing population and growing pressure on the world's finite resources, the analytical skills of agricultural economics are as relevant as ever.

This degree programme is designed to provide you with a rigorous, stimulating and enjoyable training in applied economics as well as qualitative and quantitative research techniques. You'll also have the option of specialising in agricultural development economics.

MSc Food Economics and Marketing

This programme focuses on how economic and marketing forces influence the decisions of producers, processors, retailers, consumers and policy makers along food supply chains, at a domestic and international level.

You'll receive training in applied economics, policy, marketing and research methods in the context of food.

Our MSc Food Economics and Marketing course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), providing you with the perfect start to a career in the food industry and beyond.

MSc by Research Agricultural and Food Economics

This programme will prepare you for doctoral studies in agricultural and food economics and marketing. It provides rigorous training in research methods to prepare you for a career in academia or a research career in non-academic organisations.

You'll have the opportunity to learn, and then apply, the skills of applied economics and marketing to a diverse range of contemporary food, farm and rural issues in both developed and developing country contexts.

MSc Development Finance

Explore the key issues and challenges in the provision of finance for economic development in developing countries.

You'll cover analysis of financial markets in emerging economies, financial sector reform, and policies and institutions to promote financial inclusion.

MSc Consumer Behaviour

This degree is suitable for graduates from both business and non-business backgrounds, and is designed to transform you into a competent consumer-centred professional.

This Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accredited course covers the latest consumer behaviour thinking, encourages problem solving through internal and external client lead projects, and facilitates active learning throughout your studies.


Master's funding

Scholarships are available for master's students enrolling in 2022, some offered directly by the University and others allocated by external funding bodies. In order to apply, a candidate must have received an offer of admission to one of our participating master's courses.

Find out more about our Master's Scholarships

Scholarships offered by the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) – part of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development – offers a diverse range of scholarships to candidates who have received an offer to study a GIIDAE programme.

Learn more about GIIDAE scholarships

Why study with us?

Gain specialist skills for your future career while learning from world-class researchers in your subject (95% of our research in agriculture and agri-food economics is of international standing, REF 2021).

How you'll study

Develop your knowledge and skills through a blend of theoretical study and practical experience. You'll learn in an interdisciplinary environment that prepares you for the challenges faced by global communities and businesses.

Life in the Department

Join a diverse, supportive community in the Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics.