Agroecology - Master's Programme

Published: 31 March 2022

This webpage is for students on the Agroecology - Master's Programme.

Here you will find information about the programme, your course schedule, contact information, and the documents that regulate the education.

Navigate by clicking on the headings below.

New applicant to the programme in 2022?

There are two admission rounds for this Master's programme. The first admission round is open to all international applicants at The last date to apply is 17 January 2022. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.

Welcome letter 2022

Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Agroecology - Master’s programme! We look forward to meeting you here in Alnarp this autumn.

The autumn semester 2022 begins with roll call and study information.

Date: Monday 29 August

Time and place: On the pages for new students, you will find information about the study start and when the roll call for your programme begins.

On these pages, you will also find all the information you need as a new student at SLU, including information about the orientation days. The orientation days are not mandatory but we recommend that you attend them. They take place at the end of August, before the semester starts, and provide essential and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU.

Your first course will be Agroecology Basics. On the course page, you will find a timetable for your classes and other course-related information. Timetables and reading lists will be published at least four weeks before the course starts.

Agroecology is a broad concept, represented not only as a science but also as a social movement and as a set of agricultural practices. The Agroecology Master’s programme at SLU aims to provide a holistic and interdisciplinary understanding about the ecology and sustainability of food systems. Agroecology is also gaining increasing attention worldwide, and I believe that studying Agroecology will lead to many opportunities for you to contribute in the transition towards more sustainable agriculture.

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Teun Dekker and Linda Tufvesson

Directors of Studies


Admission to latter part

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

In spring semester 2023 there are there are available places on the programme.

  • Year 1: 1 places
  • Year 2: 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.


  • This programme is taught in English.
  • The name of the programme in Swedish is masterprogrammet Agroekologi.

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Programme director of studies - Agroecology

Teun Dekker, Researcher at the Department of Plant Protection Biology
Telephone: +46 (0)40-415306

Deputy programme director of studies - Agroecology

Linda Tufvesson, Researcher at the Department of Biosystems and Technology
Telephone: +46 (0)40-415021


Contact the education officer if you have any questions about study programme regulations. Karoline Schua, phone +46 (0)40-41 5034,

Contact the education administrator if you have any questions about LADOK registration, certificates or courses. Katarina Lantz, phone +46 (0)40-41 5108,

For information about credit transfer, please mail to: