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Agriculture and Development

University of Reading

M.Sc.
12 months
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16045 GBP/year
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About

With the MSc Agriculture and Development degree offered at the University of Reading you will critically examine the role of agriculture (including horticulture) and agricultural research in addressing the major challenges and opportunities related to agricultural intensification and environmental sustainability particularly in tropical and subtropical regions of the developing world.

Overview

At the University of Reading studying the Msc Agriculture and Development will explain the role of agriculture in development, the different biophysical, economic and social environments in which agriculture is practised, elaborates recent developments in agricultural research and practice in response to challenges such as poverty, climate change and environmental sustainability, and describes the factors and processes that influence and enhance the relevance, quality and impact of agricultural research and farmer-innovation processes.

This master's programme:

  • examines the role of agriculture and agricultural research for development in response to challenges such as the food crisis, poverty, climate change and environmental sustainability.
  • provides skills in strategic thinking, quantitative and qualitative analysis, communication and teamwork in biological and social sciences.
  • is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in research, extension or development, within international and national institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rethinking agricultural development (including horticulture): implementing solutions
  • Agriculture in the tropics
  • Experimental agriculture/horticulture

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). 
  • An intermediate knowledge of microeconomics and quantitative methods is generally required, but strong applicants with little or no prior training in economics may be admitted provided they attend a pre-sessional course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16045 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7545 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7545 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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