• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, Finnish, Swedish
    Language
Are you looking forward to a future as an expert in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics? As a graduate of our Master’s Programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics at University of Helsinki, you can find employment in the national or international market, for example at universities, research institutes, the public sector or in business, or you can become a self-employed entrepreneur.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Master's programme comprises two study tracks:
  • Agricultural economics
  • Environmental and resource economics
As a graduate of the study track in Agricultural Economics you will have the ability to
  • Support decision-making in the public and private sectors in various roles as a consultant, researcher or public servant
  • Analyse and communicate the impact of policies on fields relating to agriculture, the environment and natural resources
  • Apply economic theories and quantitative methodologies, such as econometrics and numerical modelling, to issues in the field
As a graduate of the study track in Environmental and Resource economics you will have the ability to
  • Identify the socio-economic drivers of natural resource use and environmental degradation
  • Analyse the effects of policies on the environment and on natural resource usage
  • Formulate recommendations to support decision-making in both the public and private sectors
  • Apply microeconomic theory and quantitative methods (econometrics, analytical and numerical dynamic modelling, game theory)
Career

According to the labour market surveys conducted by the Finnish Association of Academic Agronomists, graduates from the study track in agricultural economics have been successful in finding employment – often before graduation. The programme alumni have found positions in various organisations in the public and private sectors in Finland, and many have pursued international careers in Europe or further afield. This Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics study programme from University of Helsinki provides you with wide-ranging skills for starting a business and for serving in various expert or managerial positions, even if the focus of studies is on applied agriculture. Consequently, possible job titles are numerous: specialist, teacher, entrepreneur, researcher, senior officer, product manager, head of finance, etc. If you are interested in developing your expertise further, you can pursue postgraduate studies in the doctoral programmes offered by the University of Helsinki or another university in Finland or abroad.

The Environmental and Resource Economics Master of Science offers promising career paths in government, research, consultancy, industry, NGOs and international organisations.

Programme Structure

Studytrack: Agricultural economics
After completing the study track in agricultural economics you will be able:
  • To apply the concepts and central theories of agricultural economics.
  • To apply perspectives of economic, ecological and social sustainability.
  • To analyse and develop the business operations of agricultural and rural enterprises as well as intensify production in a sustainable manner.
  • To analyse the operation of agricultural and food markets.
  • To analyse the international political steering of agriculture.
The study track of agricultural economics combines expertise in business administration and economics with knowledge of the special features of agriculture, rural enterprises, the food market and related policies.Through studies in agricultural economics, you will learn to apply theories and models used to define the profitability and competiveness of agricultural and rural enterprises and the farm-level factors contributing to profitability and competiveness. You will examine the operation of the market and assess various policy options. The studies include practice-oriented assignments that build your decision-making and career skills, and your self-confidence to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.
Studytrack: Environmental and Resource Economics
In this studytrack you will receive a state-of-the-art economic education in environmental and natural resources policy. The courses are divided into three groups:
  1. Theoretically focused courses in which you will gain a deep understanding of static and dynamic models and applications of game theory
  2. Courses focusing on quantitative methods in which you will gain the ability to run numerical simulations and apply econometric methods
  3. Thematic courses focusing on relevant challenges in environmental and resource policy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Finnish
    • Swedish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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Academic Requirements

You may be admitted if you meet the specified eligibility requirements:
  • You demonstrate by 31 July that you have completed a first- or second-cycle degree or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
  • You have performed well in the studies required for the programme
  • You submit the application and the required attachments within the specified deadline
  • You demonstrate that you are proficient in English.
  • If needed, you will participate in an interview upon request

The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Photocopy of the degree diploma
  • Official transcript of studies
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Authorised translations into Finnish, Swedish or English
  • A motivation letter as part of online application form.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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