Environmental Economics and Management - Master's programme

Published: 05 April 2018

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

Welcome Letter

Congratulations to your place at the Environmental Economics and Management - 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 for students majoring in Business Management, 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 at New student.

Students with a background in Economics

Since classes in Economics are given in cooperation with Uppsala University, students majoring in Economics will have their first lectures in Microeconomic and Analytical methods at Uppsala University Monday 3rd of September (see course timetable for information about lecture hall and time). Therefore welcome and registration for the programme takes place at the Department of Economics, Ulls hus, Ultuna on Tuesday, 4th of September. Please note that attendance the 4th of September is mandatory.

10.00 Coffee and presentation of the Department of Economics, the education in Economics and ongoing research projects in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Economics.

11.00 Registration for courses and programmes, introduction to the administrative staff in education and information from the study counsellors

12.00 Roundtrip of the campus at Ultuna


Students with a background in Business management will 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 these courses 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 Hoffmann, deputy programme study director


Depending on which courses you choose, you can do a degree in either Business Administration or Economics. The particular courses you should choose for each specialisation are shown in Appendix 2 to the programme syllabus.

Independent Project

What are the rules for those doing an independent project as part of the Environmental  Economics and Management programme?

In order to be awarded the degree of Master of Science, you must carry out an independent project/degree project at master level (A2E) worth at least 30 credits. All independent projects have a course syllabus and the course schedule indicates when these courses are offered. Depending on the specialised study you have selected for your degree, you can do your project in Business Administration or Economics.

How do I find a subject and a supervisor? Find out more on the general pages about independent projects

What specific requirements are there for the independent project on my programme? These are indicated in Appendix 3 of the programme syllabus

General guidelines for independent projects at SLU 

Information about independent projects in the Department of Economics

Work plan A work plan must be drawn up for all independent projects. You will do this together with your supervisor.

Grading criteria Available on the course web page for each course

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 1 admitted 2018: 0 place
  • Year 2 admitted 2017: 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.


Programme Study Director

Lovisa Nilsson, researcher

Department of Economics

018-67 17 12


Page editor: johanna.nilsson@slu.se