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Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics

Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics
Entry Requirements
Research and Dissertation
Programme Length
Programme structure

The Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics (MAEC) is a two-year taught Programme with a Research component. It is an interdisciplinary programme that combines principles of Agriculture, Economics and Resource Management to address the challenges in the Agri-food industry and Policy development. This programme is sought to enhance the learners’ skills in quantitative and qualitative research, econometrics, development economics and modelling forecasts.

Target Group

The programme is suitable for careers in agriculture, finance, natural resource management, public policy, market and trade analysis, research, academia etc. Learners are expected to have good knowledge in analytical skills, economics, statistics and mathematics. Students with an insufficient background in these areas will have to engage in intensive self-study prior to the start of the course.

Applicants for this programme will be required to have a Bachelor’s degree (2:2 above) or its equivalent from a recognised university. Applicants with lower qualifications have to satisfy the Senate that they have acquired academic growth by evidence of research and publications.

Applicants should be holders of Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and related disciplines, Development Economics, Agricultural Economics or any other related science discipline with adequate training in economic principles and quantitative methods. Applicants whose first degree is not deemed suitable for direct entry may be allowed entry after an appropriate period of preparatory study as prescribed by the Faculty Academics Board.

International students must have qualifications from accredited programmes and Institutions of higher learning from their respective countries. Additionally, Uganda National Examinations Board should validate their academic documents.

Other requirements

  1. Filled Application Forms
  2. Three referee letters including at least one Academic Reference.
  3. A concept paper in the intended area of research
  4. Motivation letter

This programme is designed to offer the student advanced analytical skills in Agricultural Economics and research training. Thus the graduate should be able to carry out both qualitative and quantitative analysis of agricultural economic systems.

In addition the graduate should be able to design and execute research work aimed at the analysis of economic systems and actual implementation of agricultural development programmes and projects.

The Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics will be conducted in four semesters over a period of two years

Year 1 Semester 1

  1. Agricultural Project Planning & Mgt
  2. Mathematics for Agricultural Economists
  3. Agricultural Policy Analysis
  4. Advanced Microeconomics
  5. Research Methods

Year 1 Semester 2

  1. Econometrics
  2. Advanced Christian Ethics
  3. International Agricultural Trade
  4. Agricultural Production Economics
  5. Advanced Macroeconomics

Year 2 Semester 1

  1. Food security and Nutritional Economics
  2. Advanced Quantitative Methods
  3. Microfinance & Rural Development
  4. Resource Economics
  5. Agricultural Produce and Supply Chain Management

Year 2 Semester 2

  1. Dissertation