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Agricultural and Resource Economics


A major in Agricultural and Resource Economics provides a valuable understanding of commodity markets and the economics of agricultural production and an analytical understanding of a wide range of natural resource management problems. Focus is placed on the development of analytical, quantitative and communication skills.

As a graduate you will have excellent employment prospects to work as an applied economist in commodities and futures markets, merchant and trading banks, government departments, large agribusiness firms, corporate firms, and in the media as an economic journalist.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

This major is offered by the School of Economics


View the Agricultural and Resource Economics Unit timetable. 
Please note this timetable is indicative only.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Adviser
  • Commodities and futures markets trader
  • Environmental economist
  • Journalist 
  • Merchant and trading banker
  • Policy analyst

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.