MESPOM is a joint programme in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American Universities. The students study in at least three out of six consortium universities and upon completion are awarded a joint degree. Bringing together the best from the excellent partner institutions and offering on-site insight in multiple cultures with diverse environmental regimes, MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental sustainability challenges, especially in an international context. The multifaceted educational journey also creates a unique platform for the vibrant alumni network that characterises this programme.
The programme consists of four semesters.
During the first year (Semester 1 and 2) of the programme, all the students study at Central European University (CEU). The first semester includes a number of courses in which students are introduced to environmental sciences, policy and management. The second semester begins at CEU and concludes with courses taught at the University of the Aegean on the island of Lesvos.
In Semester 3, students choose between specialised tracks in either preventative environmental strategies taught at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University or environmental sciences and pollution control at University of Manchester.
In Semester 4, the students undertake their thesis research project. It is possible to apply to any of the six MESPOM consortium universities to be the host institution. The research results in an MSc thesis which is jointly examined by the MESPOM consortium universities. During the last week of the fourth semester, students re-join at CEU and present their thesis work to the joint faculty members of the consortium universities as well as their fellow students, followed by the graduation ceremony.
Organisations that have employed MESPOM graduates include private companies, academia and think tanks, the United Nations and other international organisations and various NGOs. Several alumni have also enrolled in PhD programmes in, for example, the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and at Central European University.
Information about the programme and the admission process http://mespom.eu/admissions
Download fact sheet at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/european-joint-masters
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. 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 in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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