Agricultural Economics

Degree: Master
University: University of Copenhagen , Faculty: Faculty of Life Sciences
City: Copenhagen , Country: Denmark
Discipline: Applied Sciences, Proffesions&Arts
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  • Max Duration 24
  • Tuition fee Free
    € 14000 (non-EEA)
  • Start Date of Studies August
  • Admission deadline EU/EEA: June 1; Non-EU/EEA: January 1
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Educational Form taught
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description


    You will learn how the economics and politics of the rich countries influence the poor countries and how changes in the EU and world trade influence the everyday life of e.g. poor farmers. You will get knowledge about the way financial incentives can regulate the consummation and production of food and you will learn why rich parts of the world have large food stocks while people in the third world are starving. The programme also gives you the chance to study, e.g., how less VAT on selected food can alter the way we shop for groceries.

    The programme gives you the opportunity to study the subjects that you have a specific interest in. You can choose between three specialisations:

    • International Economic Relations and Development in which you study the problems of the developing countries and their relationship to the EU, the US and the WTO.
    • Food politics and production in which you study the demand for food quality and safety from society.
    • Environmental Economics and Management in which you study how to manage the natural resources of the planet, e.g. soil, oil and drinking water.

    You can personalise your education by combining courses in economics with other academic disciplines like management, developing countries, conflict management or communication. You can choose to take courses at other Danish universities or at universities abroad. You finalise the programme by making a thesis. On completion of the programme you achieve the degree MSc in Agricultural Economics.

    • You can get employed in research institutions, banks, financial institutions or in international organisations like the EU and the OECD.
    • Employment in ministries (e.g. the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries) and government agencies (e.g. the Danish Environmental Protection Agency) where you can influence the creation of policies on food and environment.
    • Employment in the main agricultural organisations and companies.
    • Financial counsellor or analyst, nationally or internationally, or teacher in economics and social studies.



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