Master of Science degree program in Agricultural and Food Economics

Study Discipline: Agriculture Studies
Study Programme Details
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

In today’s world, the imperative for a competitive and sustainable agri-food sector has never been more critical. As we confront the challenges of a burgeoning population, escalating land use conflicts, evolving consumer behaviors, and the relentless march of climate change, the field of agricultural economics emerges as a beacon of insight and innovation. Through the Master of Science degree program in Agricultural and Food Economics (AFECO) at the University of Bonn, students delve into the heart of these pressing issues, equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to effect positive change.


At the University of Bonn, the Master of Science degree program in Agricultural and Food Economics (AFECO) is more than just an academic pursuit; it’s a transformative journey into the nexus of economic activities that underpin our global food systems. With a focus on analyzing and advancing economic activities across the entire food value chain—from farming to processing, trade, and consumption—students are primed to become catalysts for change in diverse sectors. Through active participation in research projects and exposure to international perspectives, graduates emerge ready to take on leadership roles in private businesses, public administration, and research institutions worldwide.

Admission Requirements

  • 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, including a bachelor’s thesis
  • Applicants from outside Germany or another EU country must pass the aptitude test for university studies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Food Policy Analysis
  • Market Dynamics in Agriculture
  • Environmental Economics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • International Trade and Development
  • Food Security and Poverty Alleviation
  • Applied Research Methods

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Future Career Outcomes

The impact of the AFECO program extends far beyond the classroom, with alumni making waves in various industries worldwide. From pioneering sustainable agricultural practices to shaping food policies at governmental levels, graduates are at the forefront of addressing today’s most pressing challenges. Employers seek out AFECO alumni for their unique blend of analytical rigor, policy acumen, and passion for positive change, ensuring a wealth of opportunities in both established fields and emerging sectors.

Visa Requirements:

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