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Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis

In this European Master's programme the students will learn to analyse and design policies targeted at food, agriculture and environmental sectors.
PROGRAMME INFORMATION

The European Master's in Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) aims at providing a high quality education in designing and assessing public policies targeted to the agricultural and food sector as well as the rural environment. This European Master's responds to the increasing need to better understand and anticipate the various and often complex socio-economic and environmental effects of these policies, either in a functioning market economy as in the European Union or in economies in a development or transition phase.

AFEPA is a master programme offered in collaboration between four partner universities in four countries. Students spend their first year at one of the partner universities and their second year at another of the partner universities.

For further details about AFEPA and information about application and scholarships, please visit http://www.afepa.eu/

For more information about courses and syllabus, please visit the student web here.

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FACTS & REQUIREMENTS
Program code: NM030
Name: Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme
Next start: autumn semester 2021
Study location: Uppsala
Programme scope: 2 year, 120 credits
Language: English
Level: Master
Pace of study: Full-time
Teaching form: Normal teaching
Number of admission places: 10
Degree: Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with a major in Economics.
Requirements:
Admission to the Master’s programme Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis requires a first-cycle qualification comprising 180 credits and including specialised studies comprising 90 credits within Economics.

Applicants with the equivalent qualifications obtained by means of a degree from another country, or with the equivalent knowledge obtained in some other way, may also be regarded as fulfilling the specific entry requirements.

This programme is taught in English. The applicant must further have a level of English equivalent to upper secondary school English. An applicant with a first-cycle qualification from SLU comprising 180 credits automatically fulfils this requirement. Special rules apply for applicants with qualifications from one of the Nordic countries and some English-speaking countries.

Specific requirements apply for admission to the individual courses included in the programme.

To be admitted to the Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis – Master’s programme, the student has to apply for and be accepted into the program via both the SLU application system, and through the Consortium for AFEPA www.afepa.eu .
CONTENT

The European Master's offers a two-year academic curriculum with integrated and advanced theoretical and applied courses in economics and quantitative methods as well as in agricultural and trade policy, environmental and natural resource policy and rural development policy. To connect theory and methodology to practice, a problem solving project is developed and presented as a Master's thesis at the end of the two-year curriculum. The student will study at two of the partner universities and be awarded a double degree.

The AFEPA programme is jointly organised by four European main partner universities: the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milano, Italy, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Sweden, the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (UBonn) in Germany, and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. The partnership also includes three associated partners: the Pontifica Universidad Catolica (PUC) in Chile, the University of Alberta (UAlberta) in Canada and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain.

These seven partner universities are recognised worldwide for the quality of their educational programme and scientific achievements.

For more information about courses and syllabus, please visit the student web here.

CAREER

Recipients of this European Master's are qualified to design and assess public policies oriented to the agricultural and food sector, rural areas and natural resources, as well as provide sound and relevant policy recommendations for a more sustainable development. They are qualified to take responsibilities in international, national and regional agencies, non-governmental organisations, consultancy firms, professional organisations and private companies.

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