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 30 countries. Located in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, we provide the opportunity to study in a truly diverse community.
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 2017 QS World University Rankings, where we ranked 1st in the UK and 10th 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 seven International Development programmes, covering a diverse range of topics that include applied development, agriculture, climate change, communication, environmental change and food security.
Our Applied Economics programmes span agricultural development, agricultural economics, 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 sustainable livestock production.
Learn more about GIIDAE
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