Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme

Published: 23 April 2018

Information for those studying on the Master's programme (two-year) in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA). On these pages you will find information about the programme, contact details and the documents governing the degree programme.

The Department of Economics is one of the partners in the Master program European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA). The program is a collaboration between four European Institutes and three international assoicate partners.


This is the only programme in Europe that focuses on policy analysis in Agriculture, Food and Environment. During two years of advanced studies economics and policy issues are covered and the students attend courses at at least two of the participating universities. After the degree the student can work in international organizations, for governments or in the private sector with policy design and analysis.


Students have the opportunity to apply for Erasmus+ scholarships to finance their second year abroad. The Erasmus+ programme offers university students a possibility of studying or doing an internship abroad in another country for a period of at least 2 months and maximum 12 months per cycle of studies.


The AFEPA progamme 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. Find more information at the official homepage of the programme or in the student handbook 2017   

Welcome Letter

Congratulations to your place at the Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme at SLU. We are looking forward to meeting you here in Uppsala this autumn!


Students with a background in Business management

The programme, and the autumn semester, will begin 09.00 2 September 2019 in Uppsala, with the welcome speech by the vice chancellor and study social information, in Loftets hörsal (see map). At 10.00 the roll call will take place. Where will be announced later at New student.

Students with a background in Economics

The programme, and the autumn semester, will begin 2 September 2019 at Uppsala University in Uppsala (time not decided yet), with the courses Analytical Methods and Microeconomic theory. Please note that the courses are held at Uppsala University. The same day a roll call will take place at the Department of Economics, at SLU (time to be decided once the schedule at Uppsala University is available).


Students with a background in Business management will start their studies with "Marketing, Responsibility and Ethics". Students with a background in Economics will start their studies with "Microeconomic theory" and "Analytical Methods". Please note that both the courses in Economics are held at Uppsala University. Search your course for more information about the course. On the course pages you will find schedules for your classes and course messages.

Schedule and literature for the courses will be published at least four weeks ahead of time, so please make sure you have the course literature at hand at the start of the semester.

You will find all information that you will need as new student at SLU at the page New student. On this page you will also find the orientation programme that you are invited to attend. The orientation programme take place a few days before the course start. You will be given essential and useful information about your studies at SLU.


Once again, welcome to SLU!

Lovisa Nilsson, programme study director

Ruben Hoffman, deputy programme study director

Admission to latter part

Here you will find information about admission to latter parts of SLU programmes and how you apply.

In spring semester 2019 the available places on the programme are:

  • Year 2: 0 places
  • Year 1: 0 places


If there are more qualified applicants than available places when the application period has ended, than the applicants are ranked according to how many credits they can transfer to the degree. When the applicants have equal credentials, lottery is applied.

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