Drawing on fields such as anthropology, geography, sociology and economic history, the Master's Programme Human Ecology - Culture, Power and Sustainability from Lund University provides interdisciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for communicating about problems of sustainability. It represents an important complement to technological and natural science approaches towards sustainability by focusing on the cultural dimensions of consumption and resource use, cultural perceptions of environment and economy, and social science perspectives on the global distribution of environmental problems.
A central aim is to help students develop skills in communicating across boundaries separating the discourses of different disciplines, cultural traditions, or the interests of business, politics and social movements. The programme encourages critical scrutiny of the debate about sustainability, but also a serious commitment to improving human–environmental relations worldwide. It covers the major social and environmental challenges of our time, including climate change and climate justice, unequal exchange and use of ecological resources, and the shifting of environmental risks and problems to the poorest parts of world society.
The capacity to communicate and negotiate issues of global sustainability will be increasingly important for a wide range of professions, including careers in education, journalism, public and private management, development aid, and non-governmental organizations devoted to achieving a globally sustainable development.
In these sectors, trans-disciplinary approaches combining perspectives from both the natural and the social sciences can be expected to be increasingly in demand.
- Culture, Economy, and Ecology
- Theory of Science and/or Methods
- Political Ecology, Consumption, and Identity
- Theory of Science and/or Methods
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sustainable Development Political Science View 35 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
At least a Bachelor's degree including three terms (1-90 credits) of studies in Human Ecology or another subject of relevance to the programme, e.g. anthropology, sociology, geography, environmental studies, or the equivalent.
- A good command of English language both spoken and written, equivalent to English B/6 (advanced) proficiency in the Swedish secondary system, is required. Equivalence assessments will be made according to national guidelines.
- Foreign students are exempted from the basic university requirement of commanding the Swedish language.
International10693 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21387 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000
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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