Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics, M.Sc.

Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
As a graduate of the Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics programme taught 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 Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics offered by the University of Helsinki 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

Promising career paths in the public and private sectors in Finland and international careers in Europe or further afield. In government, research, consultancy, industry, NGOs and international organisations.  Graduates have been successful in finding employment– often before graduation.

According to the labour market surveys, possible job titles of graduated 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Agricultural Markets and Policy
  • Business Economics
  • Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • 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:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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

Academic Requirements

You may apply if:
  • You have completed 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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  • Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area and pursue their studies in English, are liable to pay tuition fees.

Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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