MSc in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management (MScAgERM)

MSc in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management (MScAgERM)

Course Introduction

The human recourses in higher education institutions and in other organizations in Sri Lanka are not properly utilized contrast to other countries to train the manpower for future generations especially in the fields of agricultural and social sciences. However, undergraduates who are working in different institutions are keen to find postgraduate opportunities for their career development. The main objective of this degree program is to cater the demand for postgraduate studies of the fields of agricultural and natural resource management especially in Southern Sri Lanka as well as in the country considering emerging fields in the present. Secondly, the available expertise human resources in University of Ruhuna and other government and non - governmental institutions can be utilized to train the manpower needed to development process of Sri Lanka. Thirdly, it is believed that through research component of the degree program, the university can enhance its research activities to solve the problems especially in Southern Sri Lanka

Eligibility Requirements
  • A first class or second class special degree in the fields of Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Commerce, Management, Business Administration, Food Science and Technology, Economics, Sociology, Geography or related fields from a recognized university)
  • A degree in the fields Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Commerce, Management, Business Administration,Food Science and Technology, Economics, Sociology, Geography or related fields from a recognized universityand one year work experience in related fields.
  • Graduates in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of three years post qualifying work experience in the managerial capacity in the relevant fields.
  • A professional qualification which will be considered on case by case basis and a minimum of three years of post qualifying experience in Agriculture, Development, Business Management or related fields.
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