University of Helsinki

Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English, Finnish, Swedish
    Language
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.

About

The Master's programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics at University of Helsinki 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

Study track: Agricultural economics

The modules are:

  • agricultural markets and policy
  • business economics
  • rural entrepreneurship
  • environmental and natural resources. 
Studytrack: Environmental and Resource Economics

Core modules:

  • Environmental economics
  • Natural Resource Economics, dynamic optimisation and numerical models
  • Environmental valuation, applied econometrics and cost-benefit analysis
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

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    • Minimum required score (Grade C):

      180

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      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

    • Minimum required score:

      580

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    • Minimum required score:

      92

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    Academic Requirements

    You may apply if:
  • You have completed or will complete by 31 July a first-cycle or a second-cycle degree or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
  • You demonstrate that you are proficient in English in the manner specified in Rector’s Decision.
  • Re­quired documents:
    • Officially certified copy of the degree certificate / diploma.
    • Official transcript of studies.
    • Certificate of language proficiency.
    • Authorised translations.
    • A photocopy of your passport OR your Finnish residence permit card.
    • Motivation letter to be included in the application form.
    • A diploma supplement (if available).

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      15000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Helsinki

    • 910 - 1400 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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