M.Sc in Agricultural Economics

Key Facts

Duration
1.5 YEArs
Mode
Online
CREDITS
90 ECTS
PAYMENT PLAN
AVAILABLE

Overview

The study of economics plays an integral role in our daily lives and serves as a key gateway to the future. By exploring economics, you can gain a deeper understanding of the world that surrounds you, including the inner workings of individuals, businesses, markets, and governments. Equipped with this knowledge, you'll be better equipped to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of dynamic markets and respond to both threats and opportunities that arise.

Furthermore, economics graduates are uniquely well-positioned to succeed in today's rapidly-changing world. With strong problem-solving and analytical skills, they can pursue a wide range of career paths in fields such as law, actuarial science, finance, foreign affairs, public administration, politics, policy analysis, health administration, entrepreneurship, market analysis, journalism, and more.

This M.Sc in Agricultural Economics will equip you with core economic principles such as consumer behavior and policy-making as well as the advanced quantitative techniques that are the basic tools used to analyze and promote agricultural development. This master's degree will give you an international perspective on food, agribusiness, environment, and development. It aims to equip you with the analytical skills that are generic to the field of agricultural economics as with increasing world population and pressure on resources, there is a need for agricultural economists more than ever.

What You Will Study

The program is comprised of 90 ECTS credits and can be completed in about 18 months. For a detailed list of courses taught in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

Towards the end of the course you will undertake a dissertation under the guidance of a mentor.

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Curriculum

Core Courses
Micro Economics
Macro Economics
Econometrics
Development Economics
International Economics

Specialization Courses
Food Security and Development
Agriculture Policy Analysis
Global issues in Food and Nutrition
Agriculture Marketing
Agriculture Economics
Research Methods for Policy analysis in Agri food Markets

Dissertation

How You Will Study

This program is conducted fully online.

Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.

Other Information
Eligibility Requirements

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent / higher)

This program requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent recognized academic title, in any discipline.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please reach out to our admission staff.

Document Requirements

  • A passport size photo (head and shoulders only)
  • Copy of identity proof e.g. a copy of passport or any other government-issued identity card
  • Copy of bachelor's degree or equivalent (degree/higher national diploma etc.)
  • Copy of academic transcripts/marks sheets from the bachelor's degree
  • CV (optional)

Language Requirements

This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking). If you have taken an English language test in the last two years, that is good to have. If not, you can explore a waiver for the English language test.

The English proficiency test is waived-off for the following candidates:

- Native English speakers, OR;
- Applicants who have completed their previous qualifications (e.g. bachelor’s degree) in English language, OR;
- Applicants who have at least 2 years of work experience in an organization in which English is the primary language of communication.

Program Fees

Our program fees are very reasonable in comparison to other schools. Please calculate the fees applicable to you by using our online fee calculator.

Next Start Date

Bachelors & Masters Programs

Next Start Date: 01 Mar 2024
App. Deadline: 26 Feb 2024

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Learning Outcomes

The main focus of this degree is to develop a better understanding of agricultural markets,
agriculture production, agriculture technology, issues and challenges faced, resource policy
economics and community development.

You will be able to:

  • Apply practical based knowledge on agriculture and allied sectors
  • Understand in-depth practical knowledge of rural development
  • Learn rural technologies through various extension activities
  • To analyze the problems in the agriculture and social sector

Career Prospects

A Master's degree in Agricultural Economics can lead to a variety of career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Some possible career paths include:

Agricultural Economist
Agricultural Policy Analyst
International Development Specialist
Market Analyst
Agricultural Consultant
Agricultural Educator

 

 

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 1.5 to 2 years. It is fully self-paced, so you can increase your pace or go slow based on your time availability.

The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.

You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.

A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.

Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,

Each unit within each course will be followed by a short multiple-choice question test. Once you pass, the next unit will activate for you to study. You can take these tests as many times as you need to.

In addition, you will be required to submit assignments for each course. Assignments are like essay or paper writing, usually of 1000 – 1500 words. Guidelines on how to write them will be available in your account.

You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.

Once you are nearning the completion of your coursework, you will work with your mentor to finalize a topic. You will then work on your dissertation under the guidance of your mentor and submit it once complete. The word count required is a minimum of 15000 words. You may be required to defend the dissertation as per the applicable academic policies.

No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.

A graduation ceremony may be conducted at one of our international locations.

If you cannot attend then you will be invited for a virtual graduation ceremony via video-conferencing. After this the completion documents are sent to your postal address by courier.

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