• Join a high quality education in designing and assessing public policies targeted to the agricultural and food sector as well as the rural environment
  • Understand and anticipate the various and often complex socio-economic and environmental effects of these policies
  • Participate in integrated and advanced theoretical, methodological and empirical courses in economics and quantitative methods
  • Link theory and practice by developing and presenting a problem-solving project as a Master’s thesis at the end of the two-year curriculum

The AFEPA programme is jointly organized by four European main partner universities and three associated partners. These seven partner universities are recognized world-wide for the quality of their educational programme and scientific achievements. You can find out more about the partners here. Details on the academic structure of the programme can be found here.

Career opportunities

Graduates are well qualified to take responsibilities in international, national and regional agencies, non-governmental organizations, consultancy firms, professional organizations and private companies such as banks, insurances and agricultural, environmental and food business. Because of the research orientation of the AFEPA Master’s curriculum, they are also well prepared for doctoral studies.

Advisory Board

To ensure the relevance of the programme, an Advisory Board staffed with professionals from international organizations and companies has been recently established. Thanks to its expertise and foresight, it supports in many dimensions the development of this Master’s programme to the great benefit of university partners and students.


From the academic year 2010-11 until the academic year 2015-16, the AFEPA Master’s programme has been recognized and supported by the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree (EMJMD). This support has been a key leverage for initializing and developing this Master’s programme.

The EACEA has renewed its commitment of recognizing and supporting the AFEPA Master’s programme as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) from the academic year 2019-20 until the academic year 2023-24. More information can be found here.