Master's Programme in Environmental Management and Policy

Lund University

Program Description

Master's Programme in Environmental Management and Policy

Lund University

Programme overview

How can environmental problems be assessed? How do companies and organisations work to prevent and solve environmental problems? How is con­trol exercised over companies and individuals by public authorities?

From a fundamentally practical standpoint, in that change starts in the reality of today, our students are challenged to de­velop professional skills, knowledge and networks in close collaboration with the surrounding society.

The interdisciplinary Masters programme in Environmental Man­agement and Policy aims to prepare students for a career in or with industry and public authorities. Subjects such as organisation and gov­ernance of companies, technical systems in companies and in society, environmental economics, environmental law, environmental policy and sustainable consumption are integrated. The programme is based on the focus on indus­try/organisations and policy/public authorities.

Programme outline

Basic Block, 30 credits. There are two different entry tracks to the programme:

  • Web based, part time, October – June: This track is conducted online at half speed, which makes it possible to combine studies with other activities such as internships or work.
  • Campus based, full time, January – June: For students who are required to study full time on campus due to scholarship or student loan requirements, an on-site coordinated track is available.

Advanced Block, 30 credits, August – December, requires full-time on campus presence in Lund. From this semester, there is a departure from the traditional division of courses by subject and the courses instead fo­cus on problem areas.

Applied Block, 30 credits, January - May, requires full-time on campus presence in Lund. The second half of the programme focuses on application of knowledge, involving projects with external organisations and individual research.

Master Thesis Block, 30 credits, June - October. Graduation week with theses defenses takes place on campus in late September.

Career prospects

The programme opens the door to a wide range of careers in all spheres essential for real advancement of the environmental agenda. Our alumni work in industry, consultancy, government agencies, EU bodies, international organisations, environmental organsiations and academia.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 17, 2016
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Sept. 2017
2 years
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Sweden Lund
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