Agroecology - Master's Programme

Published: 15 March 2024

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.


Welcome letter Autumn 2024

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

The autumn semester 2024 begins with roll call and study information.

Date: Monday 2 September.

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 important and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU.

Your first course will be Agroecology Basics, LB0108 .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.

In the entry course, Agroecology Basics, you will learn about farming systems, how to evaluate them with respect to sustainability and agroecological principles, as well as getting some more in depth insights in research and education at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science. 

Agroecology is increasingly considered a sustainable alternative to mainstream food production and consumption. Agroecology is a response to global agrifood crises and the dire state of our ecosystems. It avoids analyzing problems in isolation, and aims for sustainable solutions wrought by interdisciplinary and integrative approaches. Our AE program thus fits well with the focus on interdisciplinarity that SLU embraces, and underlines its commitment to sustainable food systems and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Teun Dekker

Director of Studies

Admission to latter part

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

In autumn semester 2024 there are available places on the programme.

  • Year 1: 0 places
  • Year 2: 4 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.


Course subject area and level

Course syllabuses provide information about a course’s subject area(s) and its level and specialisation. The syllabus is available from the course’s webpage which you can search for here. If you are studying on a programme, you can in most cases click the course heading on the programme’s course schedule to go to the course page.


  • G1N: First-cycle level, only upper secondary entry requirements
  • G1F: First-cycle level, fewer than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirement
  • G2F: First-cycle level, a minimum of 60 credits at first-cycle level as entry requirement
  • G2E: First-cycle level, a minimum of 60 credits at first-cycle level as entry requirement, contains a degree project for the Degree of Bachelor
  • A1N: Second-cycle level, only first-cycle course(s) as entry requirement – at SLU, a minimum of 120 credits at first-cycle level is required
  • A1F: Second-cycle level, contains degree project for
    Master’s degree (60 credits)
  • GXX: First-cycle level, course specialisation cannot be classified
  • AXX: Second-cycle level, course specialisation cannot be classified

Course schedule academic year 23/24

Course schedule academic year 24/25

Year 1

Agroecology Basics

2024-09-02 - 2024-10-31
15.0 hp
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Year 2

Advanced Practice

2024-09-02 - 2024-10-31
15.0 hp
Beskrivning av grafiken nedan

Foodscapes 1

2024-09-02 - 2024-10-31
15.0 hp
Beskrivning av grafiken nedan

Advanced Practice

2024-11-01 - 2025-01-19
15.0 hp
Beskrivning av grafiken nedan

Advanced Practice

2025-01-20 - 2025-03-24
15.0 hp
Beskrivning av grafiken nedan

Advanced Practice

2025-03-25 - 2025-06-08
15.0 hp
Beskrivning av grafiken nedan

Advanced Practice

2025-06-09 - 2025-08-31
15.0 hp
Beskrivning av grafiken nedan

If you would like to apply for this programme
This page is for students currently studying on the programme. If you are not currently a student but would like to apply, you can read more about the programme’s content and the application process here.


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

Related pages:


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

Raj Chongtham, Researcher at the Department of Biosystems and Technology
Telephone: +46 (0)40-415329


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. Katrin Larsson Litsfeldt, phone +46 (0)40-41 5416,

For information about credit transfer, please mail to: