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Course summary

Analyse the potential for sustainable farming systems in developing countries – based on their biophysical, economic and social contexts – with this flexible master’s programme. You can focus on social or natural sciences through our agriculture or horticulture pathways, and you’ll have opportunities to visit farms and research stations. You’ll also learn how to facilitate agriculture's contributions towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules may include: *Rethinking agricultural development (including horticulture): implementing solutions *Agriculture in the tropics *Experimental agriculture *Theories and practises of development *Research and study skills for independent learning Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent) Applicants are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent from a university outside the UK. You will need to demonstrate motivation to contribute towards solving global problems linked to agriculture and food production. Knowledge of agriculture or horticulture is desirable.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £9250 Whole course
EU £18650 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
International £18650 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Agriculture and Development at University of Reading - UCAS