The MSc in Environmental Management and Policy aims to prepare students for a career focusing on environmental management in business/industry or environmental policy in public authorities. The programme integrates subjects such as strategy and governance in companies, technical systems in companies and in society, environmental economics, environmental law and environmental policy.
Complex sustainability challenges often require multifaceted solutions that take a wide range of factors and perspectives into account. In the EMP programme, the learning experience of students is enhanced not only by being exposed to different academic perspectives from members of the faculty, but also by the fact that they throughout the programme will be working together with peers who bring perspectives and, in many cases, work experiences from a range of different academic and professional fields.
From the second semester, there is a departure from the traditional division of courses by academic subject and the courses instead focus on problem areas: 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? The second half of the programme focuses on application of knowledge, involving projects with external organisations and individual research.
Special features of the programme
The vibrant and engaging educational environment at the IIIEE becomes a platform for learning in a variety of dimensions. This is enabled by the diversity and experience in the student group coupled with dedicated and interdisciplinary staff, gathered in a unique building in the heart of Lund. From a fundamentally practical standpoint, change starts in the reality of today; therefore, our students are challenged to develop professional skills, knowledge and networks in close collaboration with the surrounding society.
The dual focus of the programme, on management and policy, means that we are able to train future decision makers in environmental policy that have a good understanding of the realities of environmental management in business, as well as future decision makers in corporate environmental management that have a good understanding of environmental policy. That understanding is vital for better decision making and increasingly we find that many alumni, regardless of their employer, work in the intersection of public policy and corporate management to move the environmental agenda further.
The programme is composed of four blocks. Although the course curriculum is fixed (there are no elective courses), the nature of several course components allows for a great deal of individual customisation. Studies are intense and include lectures, seminars, excursions, study visits, group projects, and individual assignments.
Introductory block (30 credits): The courses in the introductory block provide essentials for the coming parts of the programme and cover fundamentals of environmental science, business management, economics and technical systems.
In the Advanced block (30 credits) and Applied block (30 credits) our emphasis turns to looking at solutions and the role of different actors in shaping and implementing sustainability solutions. During these semesters practitioners, alumni included, have an important role in the teaching. Two courses involve group workwith real-world clients (the first course focuses on business, and the second on policy organisations) where students provide input on real challenges that the client is grappling with.
Master’s thesis block (30 credits): In this block the student performs and defends an individual research project.
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The IIIEE MSc programme opens the door to a wide range of international environment-focused careers. Our 850+ alumni have taken positions in industry, consultancy, government, EU bodies, NGOs, academia and international organisations such as the UN, the World Bank and the OECD –essentially integrating into all relevant spheres for advancement of the environmental agenda. Search for IIIEE at www.linkedin.com to see what positions our graduates hold at present, and how they have moved forward in their careers.
Read more about the programme: www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Environmental-Management-Policy
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 Rankings 2017/2018, 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 one of the 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.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated November 9, 2017