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Agricultural Economics, MCom

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Agricultural economics can broadly be defined as the study of how limited resources can be utilised to feed an ever-increasing world population. Agricultural economists are therefore concerned with the economic and financial issues related to farming, agricultural food chains and the price of food on the shelf. The sub disciplines of this study field include marketing, financial management, economics, business management, policy formulation and accounting.

Students are introduced to the above-mentioned sub disciplines, but there is also a strong focus on agriculture and food. To ensure that economic and financial issues in the agricultural milieu make more sense, students also have to register for agricultural sciences subjects, such as soil science, plant production and animal science. This develops business acumen in agricultural economics and graduates’ understanding of the financial and technical aspects of food production and value chains.

Programme Structure

Course included:

  • Dissertation: Agricultural economics 890 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    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:

    6

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Academic Requirements

  • Relevant BCom Honours degree.
  • A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the head of the department if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department
  • The head of department concerned may set additional admission requirements.
  • Specific departments have specific requirements for admission.
  • The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive.
  • Allowance will be made for the diversity profile of students.
  • All MCom candidates need to have adequate knowledge of Management, Financial and Economic Sciences

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1296 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1296 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
R16 330 per annum

Living costs for Pretoria

  • 8592 - 10310 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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