24 months
11680 EUR/year
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The Sustainable Food Systems degree from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is a multi-disciplinary Master's programme. It focuses on sustainable development applied to the life cycle of food, including primary production, processing, distribution and consumption.


Are you interested in working towards sustainable development? This programme will give you the opportunity to learn, practise and take on challenges and opportunities that lead to sustainable development.

Learning outcomes

Through your studies, you will gain know-how about identifying, developing and evaluating innovative products, processes and systems. You will work with real cases in cooperation with companies and organisations in the food sector. A multi-disciplinary background among students and tutors serves as a condition for fruitful dialogue. Science and social science backgrounds are needed for working towards sustainable development in food systems.

This two-year Sustainable Food Systems degree from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is offered as a mix of programme courses and elective courses. There is room for specialisation in subject-related areas at SLU as well as at other universities.

The programme focuses on development of sustainable circular food systems. It recognises the many actors in society that have a role in the development of innovative solutions. A student that has taken this programme may take on a number of roles; in primary production, food industry, food retail, service organisations, governmental agencies, PhD-studies and working with policies in a national as well as an international setting.


After this programme you may take several roles; in primary production, food industry, food retail, service providing organizations, governmental agencies and working with policies in a national as well as an international setting. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Practice
  • Animal Food Science
  • Ecology for Fish Mangagement and Conservation
  • Food Ethics
  • Scientific Methods, Tools and Thesis Writing 
  • Human Nutrition and Physiology
  • Principles of Fisheries Science
  • The Process of Research: Qualtative Methods, Data Analysis and Academic Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the Master’s programme Sustainable Food Systems requires a first-cycle qualification comprising 180 credits and including specialised studies comprising 90 credits within one of the following subjects/disciplinary domains:

  • natural science
  • social science

Applicants with the equivalent qualifications obtained by means of a degree from another country, or with the equivalent knowledge obtained in some other way, may also be regarded as fulfilling the specific entry requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11680 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23360 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

250000 SEK


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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