University of Kent: Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy (MSc)

InstitutionUniversity of Kent View institution profile
Department School of Economics View department profile
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The MSc in Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy prepares you for a career as a professional economist dealing with national and international issues in the area of food, agriculture and the environment. You gain a deep understanding of economic theory and policy, and their application to the environment at local, regional and global levels. The programnme develops your analytical ability to evaluate agri-environmental policy options that could be used to combat a wide range of issues including air and water pollution, bidiversity management, climate change, natural resources, and protection of rural areas.

All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory, but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment.

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Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A 1st degree (good 2nd class or equivalent) in economics or another relevant subject, plus evidence of a quantitative background.


Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). The programme is completed by a research-based dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words on an approved topic between May and September.


Modules include: Advanced microeconomics; econometric methods; political economy of public policy; economics of environmental policy; rural and peasant economies; research methods; plus optional modules.

Location Canterbury campus
University of Kent

Contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

Telephone +44 (0) 1227 768896

School of Economics

Telephone 01227 827440

University of Kent
School of Economics


Why Kent?
Economics at Kent is highly ranked in the UK for student satisfaction and teaching quality. Our passion for the subject and research-led approach to teaching helps provide students with a first-class academic experience, as well as building personal skills and enhancing career prospects. Our cosmopolitan academic and student community, coupled with a thriving research culture, creates an inspiring and challenging environment to study economics.

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