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Qualification: Master’s degree in agrarian economy (no legal status)

Master’s degree in agrarian economy (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • analyse, synthesise and envisage solutions to agrarian economy issues,
  • master fundamental scientific research methods, procedures and processes, develop critical and self-critical assessment,
  • apply knowledge in practice,
  • demonstrate autonomy in research work,
  • develop communication skills, particularly in the international environment,
  • demonstrate a capacity for ethical reflection and a commitment to professional ethics,
  • demonstrate cooperativeness and work in a group (including in an international environment),

 (subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the foundation(s) and history (development) of Agrarian economy,
  • solve specific agrarian economy problems through the application of scientific methods and procedures (econometric modelling, multi-criteria decision-making methods, optimising and simulation, research on rural development),
  • demonstrate coherent mastery of basic knowledge, integrate knowledge from various areas and apply Agrarian economy, Management in agriculture, Marketing in agriculture and rural development,
  • place new information and interpretations in the context of Agrarian economy,
  • understand the general structure of the fundamental discipline Agrarian economy and its links to sub-disciplines (Agricultural policy, Econometrics, Marketing management in agriculture) and related disciplines (Management in agriculture, Information technology, Rural development),
  • understand and apply critical analysis methods and development theories, and apply them in solving specific agrarian economy problems,
  • develop skills in the application of knowledge in the scientific and technical field of Agrarian economy.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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  • A completed first-cycle study programme in a relevant technical field: agriculture or biotechnology studies, organisational science, business and administrative studies, economics, social studies, law and information technology or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for progression totalling 30 credits, acquired from the selection of subjects in the academic programme Agriculture and the professional higher education programme Management in the agro-foodstuffs sector and rural development, or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant technical field: agriculture or biotechnology studies, organisational science, business and administrative studies, economics, social studies, law and information technology or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field, if the candidate completes additional course units essential for progression totalling 30 credits, acquired from the selection of subjects in the academic programme Agriculture and the professional higher education programme Management in the agro-foodstuffs sector and rural development.

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

 

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Candidates complete their master’s studies when they complete all the envisaged 120 credits, meet all the study requirements and write and defend their master’s thesis.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Biosystemic Studies

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle study programme in a relevant technical field: agriculture or biotechnology studies, organisational science, business and administrative studies, economics, social studies, law and information technology or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for progression totalling 30 credits, acquired from the selection of subjects in the academic programme Agriculture and the professional higher education programme Management in the agro-foodstuffs sector and rural development, or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant technical field: agriculture or biotechnology studies, organisational science, business and administrative studies, economics, social studies, law and information technology or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field, if the candidate completes additional course units essential for progression totalling 30 credits, acquired from the selection of subjects in the academic programme Agriculture and the professional higher education programme Management in the agro-foodstuffs sector and rural development.
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Candidates complete their master’s studies when they complete all the envisaged 120 credits, meet all the study requirements and write and defend their master’s thesis.