The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics


The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) at the University of Reading is an outstanding example of a global education experience, attracting a wide range and diversity of students from more than 40 countries.


The diverse nature of GIIDAE's programmes reflects our international expertise, and our interactive approach to learning gives you a coherent understanding of theory, practice and current debates in international development, agriculture and economics. This is reflected by our reputation for International Development studies and our league table position, ranked 9th in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.

You will be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of research, practice and policy development, with expertise spanning agriculture and economics, horticulture, food, marketing, rural environments and international development. You will learn alongside graduates and mid-career professionals, helping to create a unique and global learning experience. GIIDAE holds diversity, equality and high-quality teaching and learning as core values to its approach to education.

Our programmes are designed to operate in an interdisciplinary environment, which allows you to reflect the real-world complexity of challenges that global communities and businesses face when aspiring to a sustainable future.

Master's  programmes

International Development:
we offer six International Development programmes, covering a diverse range of topics that include applied development, agriculture, climate change, communication, environmental change and food security.

Applied Economics and Marketing:
our Applied Economics and Marketing programmes span agricultural economics, development finance, consumer behaviour and food economics and marketing.

there are two agriculture options for postgraduate study. We have a master's by research that covers agriculture, ecology and the environment, and an online postgraduate certificate in animal science.


The GIIDAE offers an extensive range of scholarships to international students, as well as centrally funded partial scholarship opportunities.

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