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Agriculture, Ecology and Environment MSc (by Research)

Agriculture, Ecology and Environment MSc (by Research)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Agriculture (General) Environmental Studies Ecology

Course type


Course Summary

This course provides an integrated understanding of ecology and environmental science with social and economic considerations in agricultural systems. Learn from researchers from the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER), one of the leading centres for agroecology research worldwide, as you develop a multidisciplinary appreciation of the underlying environmental, social and economic issues surrounding contemporary agricultural systems. You will gain experience in research methods and statistical analyses commonly used in agriculture, ecology and environmental science. You will participate in a one-week field trip visiting a range of different organisations in the sector, giving you a broad exposure to future potential employers and potential job roles. You will have access to the University’s internet, printing and scanning facilities, and a full range of statistical and econometric software. There are excellent opportunities for research, networking and personal development within each programme, as well as access to first-class study resources and employability support. Graduates are expected to have employment opportunities in a wide range of organisations engaged in the agricultural and ecological sectors. These include government agencies, private and nationally funded research institutes, non-governmental organisations, charities, agrochemical companies, media and private sector consultancies. We also envisage that some graduates will go on to pursue a PhD programme.

Different course options

Full time | University of Reading | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Research Project in Agriculture, Ecology and Environment
Research Methods for Agriculture, Ecology and Environment
Issues in Agriculture, Ecology and Environment

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (normally 2.1 or First class) or its equivalent in a subject relevant to agriculture, ecology, geography or environmental sciences.