4+1 arrangement between with Nanjing Agricultural University and the Informatics Research Centre, University of Reading


This arrangement is intended to facilitate the admission of qualified graduates of certain Bachelor’s programmes at Nanjing Agricultural University on to appropriate Masters programmes offered by the Informatics Research Centre, University of Reading. The programmes include:MSc Business Information Management, MSc Information Systems and Management, MSc Business Technology Consulting.

Students interested in pursuing further study in the UK will be encouraged to choose to apply preferentially to the University Reading through contact with academic staff from the Informatics Research centre during visits to NAU. If sufficient students take up the offer then they will also be eligible for a tuition fee discount.

During the Autumn term each year a member of staff from IRC will visit NAU and carry out a range of activities to introduce students to the IRC Masters programmes and the opportunities available if they choose to study at the University of Reading.

The minimum entry requirements for students applying through the ‘4+1’ arrangement will be an average of 75% for their Bachelor’s degree and an English language level of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent.

The deadline for applications for the designated UoR Masters programme will be xx of each year. The number of students who have applied and paid their deposit on this date will be used to calculate the tuition fee discount to be applied to those students. Any applications received after this date will not be entitled to a discount on tuition and will not count towards the numbers used in calculating the tuition discount offered.

Students who have submitted a complete application form and paid their deposit will be offered a place on their chosen UoR Masters conditional on achieving of the required standard in their undergraduate degree at NAU and of the achievement of IELTS 6.5 if not already demonstrated.

During the summer term each year a member of staff from IRC will visit NAU to prepare students for the transfer to Reading.

NAU will confirm to UoR as soon as results are available the final degree average of students who have applied to a designated UoR Masters Programme. After this, if students have achieved the required and have supplied evidence of meeting the English language requirement, UoR will confirm the offer of a place on one of the designated UoR Masters programmes.

Students will undertake the designated UoR Masters programme as part of a standard intake cohort and successful completion of the programme will lead to the appropriate award.