International Development and Agricultural Economics (IDAE) is a two-year Master's study programme taught in English.
This interdisciplinary Master's programme provides a great opportunity for students to understand the role of economic theories in agricultural production systems, agri-food chains, development strategies, climate change initiatives and policies, particularly in tropical regions. The programme consists of three major components. First, core courses that address institutional and behavioural theories, principles of cooperatives, farming systems economics, tropical agriculture, marketing of tropical products and agrarian policies mechanisms. Second, students select various courses to study that fit their main motivations or are well suited to the Master's thesis topic. Third, a compilation of masters thesis on programme-relevant topics and thesis-related courses.
Master's thesis plays a crucial role in the programme. Therefore, students attend four scientific seminars, which provide students with the main principles of research in agricultural economics, and present their own research and improve communication skills in front of their classmates, academic staff, and invited experts. Students choose a topic during the first semester and become a part of a supervisors research team established at the faculty. Working in these teams gives the students hands-on experience and practical skills by participating in various research and innovation projects managed by their supervisor. Students also undergo an internship at a partner institution.
The studies are terminated by State exam and the defence of the Master's thesis. Students graduate with the title "Inženýr "- Ing.
- Admission interview from: Economics and World Agriculture (you can find more information about admission procedure HERE)
- Tuition: 8.000 CZK per academic year (approx. 320 EUR)
- The study plan for the IDAE can be found in the university information system (UIS) HERE or download an IDAE course structure file.