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Agriculture and Development

University of Reading

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The Agriculture and Development course offered at the University of Reading examines the role of agriculture in development, and is designed for those pursing careers in research, extension or development, with national and international institutions.

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Overview

Education

At the University of Reading studying Agriculture and Development examines 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.

It explains 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rethinking agricultural development 
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture in the tropics
  • Experimental agriculture/horticulture

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree, ideally with upper second-class or above (or equivalent from an internationally recognised university outside the UK). Applicants who have relevant career experience are also encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
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