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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MSc Food Security and Development

Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months
Start date: September 2020
Our MSc Food Security and Development course addresses the challenges of global food insecurity and poverty.
This programme will prepare you for a career in the international food security and development sectors. It provides a multi-disciplinary understanding of the structure and operation of food systems in developing countries, and how these systems interact with human development policies and interventions at international, national and local levels.
On this master's programme you will:
develop a multidisciplinary understanding of how food systems work in developing countries, and the main drivers of global food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty.
build knowledge of how food systems interact with institutions and development policies at international, national and local levels.
gain the conceptual and practical skills necessary for the analysis and development of planned food security interventions.
Class sizes vary by subject and module, but emphasis is always placed on good contact time with lecturers. Learning occurs across a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials and field trips.
Excellent opportunities exist for research, networking and personal development within each programme, as well as access to first-class study resources and employability support.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).