The application deadline is March 1.
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.
Tuition Fees: Citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees.
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.
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 of Master of Science (120 credits) in Business and Economics with a Major in Economics
Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city, and the hub of SLU’s educational activities. Located just outside of the city centre, SLU’s Uppsala campus is spacious, leafy and picturesque. It is a fitting setting for Sweden’s only agricultural university, and possibly the most research-intensive of all universities. With two universities located in Uppsala, students can enjoy a lively, dynamic and stimulating atmosphere.
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