SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

Agricultural Economics

Programme Convenor: Professor Bhavani Shankar

This programme provides you with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. You are able to take modules orientated towards development, production, marketing, and policy.

Programme aims

The programme will facilitate the development of:

  • an extended knowledge of contemporary economic theory
  • the skills to analyse problems concerning choice and resource allocation on national and international markets
  • the ability to access and synthesise the relevant economic literature to undertake further research or study in the field of agricultural economics
  • the skills to communicate the results of economic analysis to interested parties
Programme structure
Qualification Number of modulesDuration 
MSc in Agricultural Economics 4 3* 2 9 Minimum of 2 years and maximum registration of 5 years
PGDip in Agricultural Economics 4 4*   8 Minimum of 2 years and maximum registration of 5 years
PGCert in Agricultural Economics 3 1*   4 Minimum of 1 year and maximum registration of 5 years
* Includes one free choice across all programmes subject to the approval of the Programme Convenor.