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Fall 2021
Masters in Agroecology

Program description

Masters in Agroecology

Can agriculture support both man and ecological systems? Is it possible to separate social and ecological systems in agriculture?

Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings, as well as people and local resources. The programme offers a head start for students who seek to work with development or research for agriculture. 

Farming and food production are ecologically, economically and socially important in all societies. Worldwide there is a need for academic experts that can deal with land use systems that are complex, multifunctional and rapidly changing. This programme investigates the social, economic and environmental barriers and opportunities for small scale and sustainable agricultural production. Some examples of subjects are: agronomy in a systems ecology perspective; farm production integrated with nature conservation and production of ecosystem services; the sociology of farming and agriculture. 

Admission requirements

General entry requirements: a Bachelor´s degree (undergraduate cycle) corresponding to a minimum of 180 HEC/ECTS

Specific entry requirements: 90 credits specialisation in one of the following subjects/educational areas:

  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Technology

In addition, knowledge corresponding to English 6 (Swedish secondary school) is required. This is according to a local SLU decision fulfilled by those who have a degree comprising at least 180 credits at first cycle level from a Swedish higher educational institute or 120 credits completed studies at SLU. English 6 can also be achieved in other ways, which are specified on the University Admissions in Sweden website. 

For entry to the different courses included within the programme, the specific entry requirements prescribed for each individual course apply.


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Program content

The programme is based on learning through experience, which means that the complexity of real life situations is the starting-point for study activities.  It uses real-life case material, for students to test and practice their ongoing acquired knowledge and skills. The programme contains theoretical bases and methodologies for agroecological and interdisciplinary analyses needed to contribute to sustainable development of livelihoods based on local renewable resources. It emphasizes the relationship between biological resources and human societies. 

The programme has an international focus based upon educational partnership between SLU and universities in Ethiopia and Uganda. Diverse cultural backgrounds and academic experiences among students are both encouraged and regarded as constructive for the overall training process.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:

  • First instalment: 60 800 SEK 
  • Total programme: 243 000 SEK

Career opportunities

A master's degree with a major in Agricultural Science provides the opportunity to work with development projects, national as well as international. Other possible jobs can be exercise of authority, counseling, teaching and consulting assignments. Employers may be authorities, nonprofit organizations (NGOs), educational organizations and consulting business. These studies can also provide opportunities for post graduate studies.

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

SLU is a world-class international university focusing on the very foundations of our existence: clean water, a living landscape, sustainable food production, high standards of animal welfare and sustainable cities. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they...


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SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Arrheniusplan 4
750 07 Uppsala
Sweden

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