Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis

Last changed: 27 March 2019

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

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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.

For further details about AFEPA and information on application and scholarships, please visit 

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

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SLU's educations creates knowledge which contributes to the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and internationally. 


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.


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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Programme scope: 2 years, 120 HEC
Next start: Autumn 2019
Language: English
Deadline for application:
 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 swedish application system, and through the Consortium for AFEPA .

    • Deadlines, Consortium for Afepa
      • Programme admission (AND Erasmus Mundus scholarship): 31 January 2019 for all applicants
      • Programme admission:
        • 31 March 2019 for all non-European applicants and 31 May 2018 for European applicants. 
          Note! April 5, 2019 is deadline for EU students wanting to go to SLU, Sweden for their first year.
    • Deadline Swedish application system: 15 January 2019 for international students.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:
First instalment: 42 500 SEK 
Total programme: 170 000 SEK

All applications are made through the Swedish online application service at Find out how to apply and more about the application and admissions process (on our website).


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 .


Programme administrator Agricultural Food and Environment Policy Analysis

Emma Arias Olsson, Educational Administrator 
Department for economics, SLU, 018-671786

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