University of London International Programmes

University of London International Programmes

Agricultural Economics

This programme provides you with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. You are able to take modules orientated towards development, production, marketing, and policy.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent in appropriate subject required for MSc; graduates in other disciplines which have included appropriate subjects and suitable preliminary training for this course, and non-graduates with previous education approved by the University as degree-equivalent, are considered for Postgraduate Diploma; advanced level of ability to work in English is required, equivalent to IELTS score 7.0 or TOEFL Test of English score 600.

Course modules

Modules include: Economics and institutions for development; economic principles; agricultural trade and policy; food security and social protection; political economy of public policy; applied econometrics; climate change and development; marketing for small agribusinesses; natural resource economics; project planning and management; rural development; socioeconomics of rural livelihoods; understanding poverty; water resources management; rural finance.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a two-hour unseen written paper and an examined assignment, worth 80% and 20% of the module mark respectively. The research component of the course is composed of two modules, research methods and the dissertation. The research methods module is examined by two examined assignments each worth 50% of the module mark. The dissertation module is assessed by submission of a 10,000-word written research report.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 9,225 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 9,225 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning £ 4,100 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning £ 4,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning £ 8,200 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning £ 8,200 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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University of London International Programmes

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