Research course

Agri-Environmental Economics

University of Kent · School of Economics

Entry requirements

A Master’s degree in Economics or another relevant discipline at merit level or above, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The Kent School of Economics offers both taught and research postgraduate degrees, covering all aspects of the subject.

We are dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, demonstrated by results in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 and recent student surveys. All academic staff are active in research, and teaching and learning are informed by the School’s thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community.

Our taught courses offer excellent training in core economics; the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture and the environment; and advanced skills necessary for employment as an economist at a senior level.

Economics staff at Kent have an international reputation in their field and the School regularly features highly in annual surveys of departments of economics in the UK. Our staff members serve as academic advisers and experts to UK and international agencies, including the World Bank, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UK Treasury, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and the UK Food Standards Agency.

We have 30 academic staff, with about 30-40 MSc students and 38 PhD students.
This creates a good community for interaction between students and ensures students receive a good deal of individual attention in classes and workshops.

This programme is designed to provide an education in economic analysis, policy and quantitative methods, as applied to problems of food, agriculture and environment. The compulsory modules provide a basis for you to acquire the basic skills for the programme, regardless of your first degree background. The optional modules enable you to acquire a broader understanding of the issues in growth and development, trade and development, or further your skills in econometrics. The programme develops your ability to understand and apply economic principles and to analyse economic problems, decision making and policies in the area of environment.

Our teaching is informed by the research and scholarship of teaching staff, and is designed to motivate you to achieve your full potential. All MSc students take a module in Research Methods, which provides practical skills and knowledge for MSc-level research. Students have widely differing backgrounds in mathematics, so the first week of all our Master’s programmes is given over to compulsory intensive teaching in mathematics.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages at: Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding webpages for the most current information and application processes.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 - 72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

School of Economics
+44 (0)1227 827440
+44 (0)1227 827850