The assumption is that increasing economic growth produces enough surplus to deal with arising adverse environmental impacts. The system, however, keeps alive only if sufficient resources are available in circuit and the economy has a sustainable foundation.
The circular economy aims to keep products, materials and other resources at their highest utility and value. The aim is to decouple economic growth from the consumption of finite natural resources by closing the loops of product life cycles. Ideally, the system in which resources are endlessly circulated into goods and services is waste-free and powered by renewable energy systems.
The Circular Economy programme from LUT University is well suited for people already in the working world because its face-to-face contact instruction mainly consists of intensive periods on Thursdays and Fridays.
As a graduate, you may find employment in industry, consultancy, regulatory agencies, and governmental and non-governmental organisations, where growing interest in sustainability has created new employment opportunities.
Typical jobs for graduates from this programme:
- environmental specialist in consulting companies
- sustainability specialist in product development
- sustainability specialist in urban planning
- environmental manager in industrial enterprises
- environmental officer for government authorities
- sustainability specialist in the construction industry
- environmental and safety specialist in industry
- researcher in a research institute
- municipal environmental manager.
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- Core studies show the concept of circular economy in different contexts and provide a good understanding of global sustainability challenges.
- Advanced specialisation studies deepen students' advanced-level capacity to manage technical and biological materials and other resources in individual sectors and industries according to the principles of circular economy. Students will also carry out a project aiming to solve a real-life sustainability challenge.
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- The next regular admission is 1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022
DisciplinesEconomics Environmental Economics & Policy Urban Planning View 4 other Masters in Environmental Economics & Policy in Finland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Degrees Completed Worldwide (excluding Finland)
- Bachelor of Science in Technology OR closely related, e.g. Natural Sciences - Completed in a University - All countries
- Bachelor of Engineering - Completed in a University of Applied Sciences - EU/EEA countries
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Completed in a University - All countries
- Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences - Completed in a University - All countries
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International13500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Lahti
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.