The relationship between the environment, natural resources, and the agri-food system plays a central role in the development of modern societies. The issues of sustainable economic development, the management of natural and energy resources, and the sustainability of the agri-food system represent new economic and policy challenges.
The Master degree in Environmental and Food Economics provides the conceptual and analytical tools for participants to be able to address those challenges. Advanced expertise in economics and business administration and management, quantitative methods, and specific theoretical and applied knowledge in environmental and natural resource economics and in the economics and management of the agri-food chain is provided.
The aim is to equip students with a solid understanding of the instruments to promote sustainable economic development, the management of natural resources (water, soil, energy), environmental and energy policies, management and innovation of the agri-food sector, internationalization of agri-food companies, food security issues and rural development.
The Master degree in Environmental and Food Economics from The University of Milan is organized in two curricula: i. Environmental and Energy Economics; ii. Economics and Management of the Agri-Food System. The professional profiles that characterize the two curricula can be summarized as follows.
The professional profile of the Environmental and Energy Economics curriculum is more oriented to the world of institutions, both public and private, with job opportunities in national, EU, and international institutions, public administration, Energy Authorities, FAO, OECD, European Commission, public and private research organizations, and research departments of large national and multinational companies, as well as the green economy.
The professional profile of the Economics and Management of the Agri-Food System curriculum is more oriented to the world of private business with job opportunities in agri-food companies (small and medium enterprises, multinationals, GDO), as well as in producer organizations and national, EU, and international institutions that carry out research and studies in the fields of agricultural and food policies, food security, and rural development (FAO, World Bank, OECD, and the European Commission).
- Advanced microeconomics
- Environmental accounting and management
- Environmental management
- Environmental and natural resource economics
- Mathematics for economics
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Students with foreign qualifications are expected to meet requirements equivalent to the minimum ones required from students with an Italian degree.
- The existence pre-requisites will be verified by a special committee appointed by the Didactic Committee.
- In addition, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: be English mother tongue; have obtained a high-school diploma in English; have obtained a Bachelor's or other first-level university degree in English.
- Students who do not meet any of the requirements listed must have a B2 level or higher in English, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For an overview of CEFR levels.
- Students meeting the above requirements are invited to an interview for admission (in English). The interview, done remotely via electronic devices if necessary, is aimed at verifying the motivations of the candidates, and the above mentioned skills.
International312 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 156 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEA312 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 156 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- First instalment: 156 EUR per semester
- Second instalment: varies according to ISEE University value, degree program and student status
Living costs for Milano
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