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MSc Food Security and Development University of Reading




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Address the challenges of global food insecurity and poverty with our MSc Food Security and Development master’s degree. You will develop a multidisciplinary understanding of how food systems work in developing countries, and explore the main drivers of global food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty. This programme has strong associations with the European Food Systems Education and Teaching (EFSET) programme. EFSET reflects Reading’s reputation as a lead institution in this subject area and will help you develop a better understanding of the food system, its challenges, and intervention strategies.


Your MSc Food Security and Development degree will prepare you for a career in international food security, community development, international development, roles at the intersection of food, nutrition and agriculture. A wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips means you’ll have many opportunities for networking, while competitive internships, placements, and research dissertations provide opportunities to showcase your skills, undertake field research, or link with organisations in the development sector.

Course options

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Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees

£17,100.00 (17,57,336) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University of Reading

Whiteknights House,

PO Box 217,



RG6 6AH, England

Entry requirement for international students

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 welcome to apply. Students may join immediately after their undergraduate degree, or after some years of employment to enhance career prospects by acquiring further skills. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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