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Teaching Staff Faculty of Agricultural Sciences UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM Most modules are organised and taught by profes- Detailed information on the M.Sc. Programme sors of the University of Hohenheim, who have broad Agricultural Economics is available at: experience in international research. Students also benefit from Hohenheim’s active links with academic www.uni-hohenheim.de/agecon partners worldwide. Guest speakers from partner universities as well as research, development and Contact: policy institutions cover additional topics, and thus Programme Coordinator Master Programme enrich the curriculum with special fields of expertise. Agricultural Economics M.Sc. University of Hohenheim (790) 70593 Stuttgart, Germany Professors in Charge of Compulsory Modules: Phone +49 711 459-23305 Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim Fax +49 711 459-23315 International Agricultural Trade and firstname.lastname@example.org Food Security and responsible for the M.Sc. Programme Agricultural Economics Applications are only possible for the Winter Semester TOEFL-Code of Hohenheim: 8436 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Zeddies Analysis, Planning and Organisation Application Deadline: of Agricultural Production - 15 March for Non-EU citizens - 15 July for EU citizens Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilman Becker University of Hohenheim Agricultural Policy and Markets Faculty of Agricultural Sciences 70593 Stuttgart, Germany www.uni-hohenheim.de/agrar Prof. Dr. Stephan Dabbert Production Theory and Resource Economics Agricultural Economics Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Why Study Agricultural Programme Design Supports Comprehensive Choice of Economics at Hohenheim? Individual Profile Elective Modules As humanity’s single largest The two-year M.Sc. programme comprises four Participants have to complete 10 elective modules. A use of the earth’s resour- semesters, during which 15 thematic modules and minimum of four has to be chosen from the following list: ces, agriculture is a major the Master Thesis have to be completed. Admission driving force in the world for the programme is each winter semester in October. • Advanced Policy Analysis Modelling • Advanced Resource Management economy. Food and agri- The language of instruction is English. • Agricultural Economics Seminar cultural raw materials are • Farming Systems Research being produced, financed, The programme emphasises a firm foundation in eco- • Food and Gender traded, processed, regula- nomic analysis and quantitative methods to address • International Food and Agricultural Trade ted, researched, marketed real-world problems. Classroom work is supplemen- • Knowledge and Innovation Management and consumed. Agricultural ted by computer exercises, discussion sessions, • Poverty and Development Strategies Economics examines the use of available resources research seminars and case studies. Apart from five • Project Evaluation Methods from farm to fork to meet the needs and desires of compulsory modules, students have a broad choice present and future generations. Sustainability, food of elective modules. This ensures a solid agricultural The other six elective modules can be chosen from security, food safety, environmental quality, agricul- economics education but also allows students to get the complete catalogue of the University’s agricultural tural policy reform and rural community development trained according to their own career aspirations. master courses, including more than 80 disciplinary are typical issues that agricultural economists study and interdisciplinary subjects. in an international context. The M.Sc. programme is A personal mentor from the teaching staff is assigned, designed to prepare qualified people of all nationalities to advise on appropriate profiles and support smooth for these and other challenging tasks. In Germany, it is and goal-oriented progress. Students are encouraged Admission Requirements, presently one of very few agricultural economics pro- to spend one semester in the second year at a partner Fees and Expenses grammes being taught in the English language. university abroad, to gain additional experience and further strengthen their individual profile. Assessment Students require an above-average B.Sc. or equiva- Well-trained agricultural economists are experiencing is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), lent degree in Agriculture or a related discipline (e.g. an expanding range of career options, as the industry which facilitates such kind of international mobility. Economics, Business Administration) following at becomes more diverse, global and high tech in nature. least three years of studies at a university or technical At Hohenheim, students acquire both the analytical college (Fachhochschule). Basic understanding of Structure and Course Schedule skills and policy background required for strategic micro- and macroeconomics, a solid background in positions in government agencies, NGOs, internatio- Sem. Modules mathematics and statistics and computer literacy are nal organizations and the private sector. The program- assumed. Applicants must provide proof of a working me also provides excellent qualification to commence 5 Compulsory Modules knowledge of the English language. Furthermore, doctoral research and pursue an academic career. 1 • Agricultural and Food Policy selection is based upon grades, professional experi- • Applied Econometrics ence, motivation and other relevant activities. + • Environmental and Resource Economics The University of Hohenheim is one of Europe’s lea- • Farm Level Modelling ding universities in the field of agricultural sciences 2 • Microeconomics of the Food Chain The University of Hohenheim currently charges a small and economics. Its Master’s degrees fulfil top stan- 5 Elective Modules tuition fee and an administration fee for all registered dards, and graduates are highly competitive on the students, which together amount to about EUR 600 per international job market. 3 5 Elective Modules semester. Furthermore, students are required to cover their own living expenses. The cost of living in Germany 4 Master Thesis is estimated at a minimum of EUR 600 per month.
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