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 and two elective courses, as well as a number of restricted elective courses at gradually higher academic levels.

With the elective and restricted elective courses you can personalise your study programme. You can, for example, follow courses offered at the Faculty of Science, at other faculties at the University of Copenhagen, or at Copenhagen Business School.

Do a Project in Practice or Study Abroad

You can also use your elective or restricted elective courses to do 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.

Finally, you can choose use your elective courses to study abroad at a foreign university.

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:

  • Estimating Abatement Costs of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Danish Agricultural Sector using Non-parametric Efficiency Analysis.
  • Changes in Purchasing Patterns in connection with Low VAT on Selected Foods.
  • The Economic Impact of the Tariff Barriers on Sugar Beet Producers in the EU and the Developing Countries.
  • The Effect of a Strategic and Managerial Focus on Productivity among Danish Farmers.


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 each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Study Start in February

Study start in February is only for students with a reserved access to the programme. Read about reserved access here >>

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 each year 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:

Choose your remaining courses from this list: