University of Kent

University of Kent

Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy

This course enables students to gain a deep understanding of economic theory and policy, and their application to the environment at the local, regional and global levels from this course. It develops their analytical abilities to evaluate agri-environmental policy options that could be used to combat a number of agri-environmental issues including air and water pollution, biodiversity management, climate change, natural resources, and protection of rural areas.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree (good 2nd class or equivalent) in economics or another relevant subject, plus evidence of a quantitative background.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced microeconomics; econometric methods; political economy of public policy; economics of environmental policy; rural and peasant economies; research methods; plus optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). The programme is completed by a research-based dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words on an approved topic between May and September.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,370 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01227 827272