Agricultural Economics BSc (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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    13 (Economics)
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

There are fewer bigger global challenges than feeding the growing human population well, while protecting the natural systems on which we depend.With the world population expected to reach 11 billion by the end of this century and demands on systems already at an all-time high, it is essential that we find new ways to feed the growing population without destroying the planet.This programme applies economic principles to critical topics for developing international agri-food systems. You will 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 the production and consumption of food.The focus on quantitative training and on both developed and developing countries provides a perfect grounding for individuals wishing to work for international and national agencies, including the FAO and OECD. It also provides opportunities for working within agri-food and related industries or can provide a platform for further study at postgraduate level.

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Grades must be achieved in one set of exams. Required subjects: A Level: At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Environmental Science, Computing or Mathematics, at grade B, which must include Biology or Chemistry. GCSEs: Mathematics, Geography or Economics at grade B or 6 and English at grade C or 4.

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.


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