Profile and Career - MSc in Agricultural Economics – University of Copenhagen

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Profile and Career

As a student of Agricultural Economics you will be sought after by business and industry, and it will be easy to get a study-related job in public and private organizations. You may also get an internship, for instance with an embassy abroad, where you will have the opportunity to test and challenge your knowledge and skills.  

The MSc programme in Agricultural Economics is a social science programme that focuses on economic methods and tools which equip you to solve problems.

With an MSc degree in Agricultural Economics, you can assess agribusiness economics, international economics and development economics issues and decision-making processes. You can work with legislation and relevant institutions, and you are able to analyse interdisciplinary topics from an economic angle. At the same time, you are able to communicate academic issues and solutions to peers and the public.

You acquire in-depth knowledge about the economic policy landscape. In addition, you are provided with the necessary tools to analyse and advise on international economics and development and/or industrial economics from a food policy perspective. During your studies, you will come across both national and global issues.

What Competences will I Acquire?


As a graduate in Agricultural Economics, you are, among other things, also able to:

  • Apply economic methods and principles to solve current problems and issues
  • Explain how changes in the EU and world trade affect the everyday lives of households
  • Apply your insight into how economic incentives can regulate consumption and production
  • Handle work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new solution models in the private and public sectors – both nationally and internationally

Career Opportunities

With an MSc degree in Agricultural Economics, you may find employment with various institutions and companies in Denmark as well as internationally. You may, for example, be hired by:

  • Banks and financial institutions or international organisations such as the EU and OECD
  • Ministries (e.g. the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries) and government agencies (e.g. the Danish Environmental Protection Agency), where you can contribute to establishing the basis for the policy in the food and environmental area
  • Central agricultural organisations and companies
  • Economic consultancies and advisory services

    Or what about becoming a researcher or a lecturer in economics and social conditions?

Read about the Programme Structure