Sustainable Food Systems - Master´s Programme

Published: 12 October 2018

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

Welcome Letter

Congratulate to your place at the Sustainable Food Systems - Master´s Programme at SLU. We are looking forward to meeting you here in Uppsala this autumn!

The programme, and autumn semester, will  begins with roll call on 2 september at 08:45 in Loftets hörsal, Ultuna, Uppsala (see the map).  You will start your studies with the course Prospects and challenges for sustainable food systems. On the course page you will find schedules, onformation and cource messages.

All information that you will need as a new student at SLU is available on the web-page New student. On this page you will also find information about the roll call and an orientation programme. The orientation programme  is optional and take place 29-30 August. It will give you important and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU.

Please read the important programme specific information for new students in the Sustainable Food System Master`s Programme.

The coming two years will be exciting and demanding, but also very fun. The teaching is based on student-activating methods and requires the students to be committed. The first one and a half semester is composed of three specific courses: Prospects and challenges for sustainable food systems, Management perspectives for sustainable food systems,Project management for innovation in sustainable food systems. The third course is given from campus Alnarp throught Virtual classroom technique. Thereafter, you take elective courses within the field of interest at our three main campuses. There are also good possibilties for internships. You finish your studies by writing your master's thesis.

We hope you will have a great time at SLU.

Welcome to SLU!

Sabine Sampels

Programme study director

Admission 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: 5 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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+46 (0)18 67 28 00 

Telephone hours
Monday 10-12
Tuesday 10-12
Thursday 13-15

Programme Study Director

Sabine Sampels, Researcher at Department of Molecular Sciences

sabine.sampels@slu.se018-67 20 05

Assistant Programme Study Director

Lotta Nordmark, Lecturer at Department of Biosystems and Technology, 040-41 53 77

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