The Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management programme at Lund University prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context. It offers a comprehensive inter- and multi-disciplinary curriculum in environmental studies that challenges students' ability to integrate theory and practice for systematic analysis, holistic understanding, and management of diverse environmental issues in various social contexts. In addition to their academic work, students develop research, communication and other professional skills, learn to orient themselves in European and worldwide networks of environmental institutions and elaborate relevant career objectives and strategies.
The MESPOM study programme lasts two years. The fall and winter semesters of the first year are spent at Central European University, Budapest (from 2020 Vienna) and the spring semester - at the University of the Aegean, Greece. In summer, students take internships supervised by MESPOM faculty and hosted by Associated Partners or other organisations. During the first half of the 2nd year students can choose to study at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University or at the School of Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Manchester. The 4th (research) semester may be hosted by any of the Consortium partners, including our North American partners - Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) (USA) and the University of Saskatchewan (UoS) (Canada).
Alumni and Careers
MESPOM graduates are employed in private companies, academic institutions, think tanks, consultancy organisations, the United Nations and other public international organizations and within the NGO sector. Many are are enrolled in PhD programs. More than one-half of MESPOM alumni work with cross-cutting environmental issues, which require broad environmental competencies. The remaining MESPOM graduates work in areas almost equally split between energy and climate change and biodiversity conservation and ecosystems management, the two areas currently emphasised in MESPOM curriculum.
- mandatory and elective units focusing on scientific, technological, economic and political aspects of environmental challenges and the society-environment interaction
- biodiversity, water, waste and land management including GIS and modelling tools
- specialised tracks in either environmental strategies in the public and private sector (at IIIEE, Lund University) or environmental sciences and pollution control (at the SEAES, University of Manchester)
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- February 1: DEADLINE for applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid, Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus scholarships.
- March 15: DEADLINE For self-financing applicants who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area and require a study visa
DisciplinesEnvironmental Economics & Policy Environmental Management Environmental Sciences View 11 other Masters in Environmental Management in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants to MESPOM must have earned a first degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent; not less than 3 years of full-time studies) from a recognized university or institution of higher education, or provide documentation indicating that they will earn their first degree from such an institution by the time of enrolling in MESPOM.
- Their first degree should be in environmental studies or closely related fields. Candidates with first degrees in agricultural studies, social sciences, legal and administrative studies, economics, engineering or natural sciences will also be considered if they show commitment to environmental challenges, usually through voluntary or professional work and on-the-job training.
International16000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA8000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Lund
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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