The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) attracts more than 90 master's students each year, typically coming from over 40 countries; it is an outstanding example of a globalised educational experience.
The diverse nature of our degree courses 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, economics and marketing. We are the highest-ranking UK university for agriculture and forestry and ranked 9th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020 – Agriculture & Forestry. We are the only UK university in the top 50).
You will be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of research, practice and policy development. Our expertise spans international development, agriculture, agricultural economics, horticulture, food, marketing and rural environments. There are also excellent opportunities for short work placements overseas (For placement information, ask us a question at www.reading.ac.uk/question).
Reasons for studying at GIIDAE:
Renowned for our social and friendly atmosphere where student and staff interaction is paramount, we provide a supportive learning environment that welcomes students from around the world.
Our diversity is our strength as we cover a broad variety of topics with everything from Agricultural Economics, to Food Security and International Development.
TAILORED BY YOU
The ability to choose modules from a wide range within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development and across the University allows you to tailor your programme to meet your interests and career aspirations.
YOUR CAREER STARTS HERE
We offer excellent opportunities for professional networking, with the option of placement experiences in the UK and overseas.
UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL
Our programmes add value to your personal and professional development as we connect the theory, practice and policy.
Our master's students rated their experience with us at 91% satisfaction overall, so you can be sure your experience with be a good one.
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.