Programme Structure

During the MSc programme in Agricultural Economics you receive instruction in the form of lectures, seminars, practical, and theoretical exercises. There will also be a good deal of project work. You will be working both independently and in project groups.

In your first year of study, you follow two compulsory courses, as well as a number of restricted elective courses at gradually higher academic levels.

Do a Project in Practice or Study Abroad

You have the option of working on a Project in Practice in collaboration with a company or an organisation. Previous projects have, for instance, dealt with enhanced conflict resolution in the WTO or tariff barriers for manufacturers in the EU and developing countries.

In your second year, you have two elective courses – you can, for example, use these to study abroad at a foreign university. Or you can follow courses at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen, at Copenhagen Business School, or other universities.

Master's Thesis

You complete your MSc programme by writing a thesis, which is a large scientific project worth 30 ECTS, corresponding to six months of teaching. You can write your thesis on your own or in a group.

The thesis is often based on a specific problem, for instance a task on which a research institution or company is working. Examples of theme projects and theses are:

  • Changes in purchasing patterns in connection with low VAT on selected foods
  • Can the conflict resolution system in the WTO be improved?
  • The economic impact of the tariff barriers on sugar beet producers in the EU and the developing countries.
  • Non-tariff barriers to trade in the Southern African Customs Union.


Upon completion of the programme you gain the title Master of Science (MSc) in Agricultural Economics (in Danish: cand.oecon.agro.).

 

The programme can be structured in two ways, depending on whether you start your studies in September or February:

Programme Overview, study start in September

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 60 ECTS
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Applied Econometrics Restricted elective course Incentives and Regulation Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Thesis
Elective course Elective course

One block equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, study start in February

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 60 ECTS
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 3 Block 4
Block 1
Block 2
Year 1 Incentives and Regulation Restricted elective course Applied Econometrics Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Thesis
Elective course Elective course

One block equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

You are obliged to choose courses worth at least 15 ECTS from this list: