Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science

Lund University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
11939 EUR/year
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The Master of Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science is an interdisciplinary programme from Lund University, focusing on sustainability challenges from a local to a global level through combining both social and natural science perspectives.


Within the Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science programme from Lund University, the student conducts an independent degree project on a defined research problem in environmental studies and sustainability science. The work shall have a scientific basis and meet the requirements for appropriate and necessary methodological insights. The degree project is conducted individually, or in pairs, and is planned and pursued in consultation with an advisor/supervisor and a supervision team of students. During the course, there will be seminars serving to deepen methodological knowledge and scientific writing skills. The final degree project is scrutinized by an examiner and other students at a final examination seminar. Students act as opponents/discussants.  

Career prospects

As a LUMES graduate you are equipped to work in a range of sectors, both within and outside academia, and in a number of professional roles.

LUMES graduates are today working in sectors such as: business, education, sustainability, fashion, food, health, logistics, maritime, fishing and aquaculture, rural and urban development, transport, and urban design. Their professional roles include: consultant, coordinator, entrepreneur, manager, advisor, analyst, policy officer, specialist, campaigner, communications experts, organiser, and researcher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth Systems Science
  • Social Theory and Sustainability
  • Sustainability Science
  • Governance of Sustainability
  • Urban and Rural Systems and Sustainability
  • Economy and Sustainability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The student must hold a Bachelor's degree, including at least 180 ECTS. A good command of spoken and written English, equivalent to English 6/B (advanced) proficiency in the Swedish secondary system, is required. Equivalent assessment will be made according to national guidelines.
  • The final selection is based on academic grades and relevant work experience in addition to the statement of purpose written by the applicants and recommendations given.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11939 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23879 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 250 000


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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Updated over a year ago

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