Master of Science
Agricultural and Food Economics
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Agricultural and Food Economics

How can a competitive and sustainable agri-food sector help preserve natural resources? The field of agricultural economics answers this question among others, and respective expertise will be very much needed in the future when facing the challenges of a growing population, increasing land use conflicts, changing consumer behavior and progressing climate change.

The Master of Science degree program in Agricultural and Food Economics (AFECO) at the University of Bonn provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to analyze and further develop economic activities. This includes examining associated policies along the entire food value chain, i.e. from farming to processing, trade and consumption.

Active learning through participation in research projects is an integral part of the curriculum. Students in this international degree program benefit from excellent teaching that qualifies graduates for diverse managing roles in private businesses, public administration and research institutions.

Possible lines of work:

Consultancies and insurers, private businesses, associations, non-profit organizations, agricultural and food authorities, environmental protection, development cooperation

Local NC (Special selection)
Master of Science
Single Subject
English
4 Semester
Winter semester
Summer semester

Examination regulations (legally binding information)

University degree (German and non-German) in a relevant discipline

English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

Minimum grade of 2.5 or local equivalent

A minimum of 42 ECTS credits in modules focusing on economics, incl. bachelor’s thesis

Applicants from outside Germany or another EU country must pass the aptitude test for university studies


At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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