Agricultural Economics

Master (2 years) of Science in Agricultural Economics, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus Frederiksberg Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


As an Msc Student of Agricultural Economics you will work with economics and policy in an international perspective with a special emphasis on food, agribusiness and development.
You will gain knowledge about the way economic incentives can regulate the consumption and production of food, and why rich parts of the world have large food stocks while people in the third world are starving. 

The programme also gives you a chance to study industrial organization, and innovation in the food industry, and analyse the agribusiness value chain from farm to fork.If you would like to work with big challenges within international economics and food policy, an MSc in Agricultural Economics is an obvious choice for you.

Read aboout the programme structure

Career Opportunities  

With an MSc degree in Agricultural Economics, you may find employment with various institutions and companies in Denmark as well as internationally. You may, for example, be hired by:
  • Banks and financial institutions or international organisations such as the EU and OECD
  • Ministries (e.g. the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries) and government agencies (e.g. the Danish Environmental Protection Agency), where you can contribute to establishing the basis for the policy in the food and environmental area
  • Central agricultural organisations and companies
  • Economic consultancies and advisory services
  • Universities as a researcher or a lecturer in economics and social conditions

The BSc programme in Agricultural Economics at the Faculty of Science and BSc graduates in Economics from other Danish universities qualifies graduates directly for admission to the MSc programme in Agricultural Economics.

Students holding a BSc degree from other study directions at the Faculty of Science or a BSc degree from another institution of higher education may be admitted on an individual basis. It is a minimum requirement that their examination includes courses in:
  • Microeconomics (at least 22.5 ECTS)
  • Macroeocnomics (at least 15 ECTS)
  • International Economics (at least 7.5 ECTS)
  • Statistics (at least 7.5 ECTS)
  • Econometrics (at least 7.5 ECTS)
  • Mathematics (at least 7.5 ECTS)
Read more about the language and specific requirements for this programme at the University of Copenhagen website

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the Faculty of Science Student Services at

Please apply using the online application portal with all relevant documentation. Read more about the application procedure for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens or non-EU/EEA citizens, respectively, at the University of Copenhagen webpage.

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside EU, EAA, or Switzerland.  

Further information

Read more about the Agricultural Economics programme and student life at Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

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Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

EU/EEA and Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Frederiksberg Campus


The Frederiksberg Campus houses part of the Faculty of Science with areas of studies including natural and biosciences as well as part of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, including the University Hospital for Companion Animals. It is located a few kilometres west of the city centre in beautiful green surroundings. Frederiksberg is a popular residential area. The Frederiksberg Campus area includes beautful gardens with many facilities for students, including a student-run café in an old greenhouse.

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