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Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis MSc in Economics

Would you like to have a double Master’s degree focusing on economics and policy analysis from two renowned European universities? If that's your aim, then this is definitely the programme for you.
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Welcome to a policy oriented international Master's programme focused on economic analysis that gives you international experience in a global network resulting in extensive career opportunities. The courses included in the programme give you the in-depth knowledge required to understand and assess the socio-economic and environmental effects of agricultural, food and environmental policies. 

Afepa is a two-year double degree programme held in collaboration between SLU and three other renowned European universities, as well as three associated partner universities in Europe, Africa and South America. As a student in this programme you will spend your first year at one of the partner universities and your second year at another, gaining a degree from two universities. 

The Master’s programme provides you with a thorough understanding of economics and policy analysis, the possibilities of an extensive international network, and good career opportunities. Graduates take on careers in international, national and regional agencies, non-governmental organisations, national and multinational firms, or continue their studies towards a PhD. 

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



The application deadline is March 1.

Name: Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master's Programme
Level: Bachelor
Language: English
Programme scope: 2 year, 120 credits
Next start: Autumn semester 2023

Tuition Fees: Citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees.

First semester: SEK 56500
Total: SEK 226000

Study location: Uppsala
Pace of study: Full-time
Teaching form: On-campus

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, called English 6. 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 through the AFEPA Consortium. For more information on how to apply, please see the AFEPA website, www.afepa.eu.

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

Degree: Degree awarded on completion of the programme Masterprogrammet AFEPA syftar till en ekonomie masterexamen med huvudområdet nationalekonomi. Ekonomie masterexamen är en generell examen. Kurserna i programmet kan möjliggöra även andra generella examina om kraven för dessa uppfylls. Se SLU:s lokala examensordning. Den student som uppfyller fordringarna för examen får på begäran ett examensbevis. Till examensbeviset knyts benämningen ekonomie masterexamen med huvudområdet nationalekonomi (degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with a major in Economics). Förutom en examen vid SLU ger programmet möjlighet att ansöka om examen (double degree) vid något av de deltagande universiteten; Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Tyskland, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgien, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italien. Degree requirements A degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with a major in economics is awarded to students who fulfil the course requirements (courses with a Pass grade) of 120 credits, of which at least 90 credits at second-cycle level, according to the following: - at least 30 credits of courses with specialised study in the main field economics (A1N; A1F), - at least 30 credits from an independent project (degree project) in the main field economics (A2E). In addition, the student must hold a degree of Bachelor or professional qualification of at least 180 credits or an equivalent qualification.


This European Master’s is a two-year programme 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.

In the final semester, students will connect theory and methodology with practice by developing a problem-solving project which they will use as the basis of their Master’s dissertation. Students will study at two of the partner universities and be awarded a double degree.

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

These seven partner universities are internationally renowned for their scientific achievements and quality of their programmes.

Visit the student pages to find out more and read the syllabus.


Graduates of this European Master’s programme will have the qualifications necessary for designing and assessing public policies oriented towards the agricultural and food sectors, rural areas and natural resources. They will also have the necessary knowledge for providing informed and relevant policy recommendations for increased sustainable development. They will be able to assume responsibility in international, national and regional authorities, non-governmental organisations, consultancy firms, professional organisations and companies.

Degree awarded

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in Business and Economics with a Major in Economics

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