The European Master's in Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences aims at providing a high quality education in designing and assessing public policies targeted to the agricultural and food sector as well as the rural environment.
This European Master's responds to the increasing need to better understand and anticipate the various and often complex socio-economic and environmental effects of these policies, either in a functioning market economy as in the European Union or in economies in a development or transition phase.
SLU's educations creates knowledge which contributes to the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and internationally.
Recipients of this European Master's are qualified to design and assess public policies oriented to the agricultural and food sector, rural areas and natural resources, as well as provide sound and relevant policy recommendations for a more sustainable development. They are qualified to take responsibilities in international, national and regional agencies, non-governmental organisations, consultancy firms, professional organisations and private companies.
The European Master's offers a two-year academic curriculum with integrated and advanced theoretical and applied courses in economics and quantitative methods as well as in agricultural and trade policy, environmental and natural resource policy and rural development policy. To connect theory and methodology to practice, a problem solving project is developed and presented as a Master’s thesis at the end of the two-year curriculum. The student will study at two of the partner universities and be awarded a double degree.
AFEPA is jointly organised by five leading European educational and research institutions: the Corvinius University of Budapest (CUB) in Hungary, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Sweden, the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (UBonn) in Germany, the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain.
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The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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To be admitted to the double-degree Master’s Programme in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis candidates need to have a Bachelor degree or an equivalent academic degree of minimum three years of undergraduate study corresponding to 180 ECTS.
Students in their final year of their Bachelor degree may be admitted in the Master programme on the condition that their Bachelor degree is awarded before they enrol the programme.
All candidates also need to have followed courses in mathematics, statistics and economics and it is recommended but not necessary that an applicant has some background in agricultural, food and environmental sciences as well
Erasmus Plus is a European Union student exchange programme, which aims at promoting the intra-European mobility of students. It does so in a variety of ways but the most relevant aspects for potential AFEPA students is that it also offers the possibility to obtain an Erasmus Plus scholarship for their study stay at their second-year partner university.
Students planning to attend their second academic year at another European partner university can then request their first-year university to be considered for such mobility scholarship for one semester or the entire second academic year in the programme.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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