Sustainable Food Systems - Master´s Programme

Published: 15 October 2021

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.

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 www.universityadmissions.se. The last date to apply is 17 January 2022. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.

About the programme

The programme will give you knowledge and skills for a sustainable development in food systems in light of challenges in local and global contexts. Food systems build complex chains, including primary production, processing, packaging, distribution, marketing, cooking, consumption, and waste treatment. To be able to deal with these multi-disciplinary perspectives it is necessary that students with natural science and social science backgrounds collaborate.

Students with diverse background, knowledge and experience will contribute to the learning outcome. Learning from each other will enable a deeper understanding of needs for transitions to more sustainable food systems today and in the future. Teaching is therefore student centred and based on interaction and collaboration between students in case studies, seminars, group works, report writing and oral presentations. Dialogue and networking among the students is essential. Lectures will contribute with up to date scientific knowledge.

The programme will give you knowledge about innovations at different levels in the food system and the role those play in sustainable development. Resource needs and their contributions will be discussed in the different food systems.

You will be trained to initiate, organise and lead processes that lead to sustainability in food systems. This includes risk evaluation and handling conflicts of interest. During the programme, you will develop your skills in critical thinking and identifying key issues, reviewing, evaluating and arguing possible alternative solutions.

Examples of elective courses outside the program

Please note that students who meet the entry requirements for the programme are not necessarily qualified for admission to these courses. Some courses require a certain number of credits at first-cycle level in a natural science subject, such as biology or food science.

 

Animal Food Science, 15 ECTS

Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation, 15 ECTS

Human Nutrition and Physiology, 15 ECTS

Principles of Fisheries Science, 15 ECTS

Plant Food Science, 15 ECTS

Environmental Economics and Management 15, ECTS

Research Methods in Social Sciences, 15ETC


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Programme Study Director

Sabine Sampels, Researcher at Department of Molecular Sciences

phone: 018-67 20 05

Assistant Programme Study Director

Lotta Nordmark, Lecturer at Department of Biosystems and Technology

phone: 040-41 53 77