The BSc (Hons) Agricultural Economics programme is delivered by the University of Edinburgh and our teaching partner Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).
The Covid-19 pandemic is creating uncertainty for everyone, but we are committed to offering a high-quality experience to all our students.
We have tried to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on the experience we offer all of our students, but we have reluctantly decided to close this degree for 2020 entry.
We are offering a similar programme of study in Global Agriculture and Food Security.
Information contained within these pages relates to academic session 2019/20, but is a good reflection of the course content. Academic session 2020/21 content is due to be published by the beginning of May 2020.
This programme applies economic principles to critical topics for developing international agri-food systems. Students develop analytical skills in production and consumption economics, the evaluation of trade and government intervention, advanced modelling and econometrics and apply them to a range of issues relevant to production and consumption of food.
The focus on quantitative training and on both developed and developing countries provide a perfect grounding for individuals wishing to work for international and national agencies, including the FAO and OECD, but also provides opportunities for working within agri-food and related industries or provide a platform for further study at post-graduate level.
Agricultural Economists are employed in a wide range of roles, including:
- Policy Advisors for government departments, banks, NGOs (non-governmental organisations), charities, industry bodies
- Farm and/or Agri-Business Consultants
- Marketing Managers in the global Agri-Food sector
- Food Supply Chain Managers for retailers
- Researchers in Industry or Academia
Follow the link to find examples of job opportunities within this area: