Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics
GIIDAE is an outstanding example of a global education experience, attracting a wide range and diversity of students from more than 40 countries. Located in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, we provide the opportunity to study in a truly diverse community.
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The diverse nature of GIIDAE's programmes reflects our international expertise, and our interactive approach to learning gives you a coherent understanding of theory, practice and current debates in international development, agriculture and economics. This is reflected by our reputation for International Development studies, as well as in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, where the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development are ranked 12th in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.
You will be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of research, practice and policy development, with expertise spanning agriculture and economics, horticulture, food, marketing, rural environments and international development. You will learn alongside graduates and mid-career professionals, helping to create a unique and global learning experience. GIIDAE holds diversity, equality and high-quality teaching and learning as core values to its approach to education.
“There are excellent opportunities for research, networking and personal development within each programme, as well as access to first-class study resources and employability support.”
Our programme areas
We offer six International Development programmes, covering a diverse range of topics that include applied development, agriculture, climate change, communication, environmental change and food security.
Applied Economics and Marketing
Our Applied Economics and Marketing programmes span agricultural economics, development finance, consumer behaviour and food economics and marketing.
There are two agriculture options for postgraduate study. We have a master's by research that covers agriculture, ecology and the environment, and an online postgraduate certificate in animal science.
Learn more about GIIDAE
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