Specialisation: Economics and Governance

This specialisation will teach how to analyse the economic behaviour of various participants in the agricultural sector and rural areas in developed countries. You can also choose to study the pivotal role of agricultural and rural development in low-income countries.

Introduction to the field

This specialisation focuses on economic, environmental, and policy analysis, and is concerned with issues relating to economic development, the agricultural sector and rural areas within the European Union and within developing countries, environmental economics, natural resource management and environmental quality, and international trade. To analyse these issues, macro- and micro-economic theories are applied, as well as theories from related disciplines such as law, sociology, and public administration.

The student can major in any of the following six areas:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • Regional and Rural Economies


For timetables, courses and course content of the specialisation Economics and Governance and the common part of the master's programme you can read the Study Handbook.

Career prospects

After graduating from this specialisation, you have the possibility to do research, teach or take part in policy making at universities, the public sector, non-profit organisations or research organisations in the private sector. Visit future career for the stories and career paths of Alumni.

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