Environment and sustainability
Lund University offers three international Master's programmes within the subject area of environment and sustainability. Our programs offered in this subject are highly regarded and Lund University was recently ranked as the 12th best university in the world when it comes to social and environmental sustainability performance in higher education institutions (QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023).
Click on the name in the list below to get to the programme webpage where you can read more about the specific programme, and find information about the entry requirements, tuition fees and step-by-step instructions on how to apply. You can also download programme fact sheets directly, using the links below. The fact sheets open in a new window.
Master's programmes in environment and sustainability
- Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science
Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science, fact sheet (PDF 284 kB, new tab)
Programmes in other subjects which may interest you
- Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaption
- Energy-Efficient and Environmental Building Design
- Environmental Changes at Higher latitudes (Enchil) – Nordic joint programme with the Agricultural University of Iceland, The University of Helsinki and other partners in the Nordics (link to external programme web)
- Geographical Information Systems
- Geology, with the following specialisation options:
- Human Ecology – Culture, Power and Sustainability
- Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
- Public Health
- Service Management, Sustainable Service Management
- Sustainable Urban Design
- Water Resources Engineering
Bachelor's programmes in environment and sustainability
There are no Bachelor’s programmes offered in English within this subject area.
MOOCs – free online courses
The links below lead to the Coursera platform (coursera.org).
- Cities and Consumption: Urban Sustainability and the Sharing Economy
- Circular Economy – Sustainable Materials Management
- Greening the Economy: Lessons from Scandinavia
- Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities
- Urban Climate Governance: Towards 1.5° Celsius Alignment
- Urban Nature: Connecting Cities, Sustainability and Innovation
- Working for a sustainable future: concepts and approaches
Studying environment and sustainability at Lund University
Lund University aims to be a driving force for sustainable development. In our teaching and research on environment and sustainability, we work to make an impact from the local to the global level. We equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for solving complex sustainability challenges and becoming agents of change and future leaders.
Lund University offers three international Master’s programmes in the subject area of environment and sustainability. The programmes are characterised by a global focus with worldwide recruitment of students and teachers from different disciplinary backgrounds that contribute to a unique multidisciplinary and multicultural classroom. There are of course also a great number of other educational programmes at various levels directly related to central sustainability challenges. In many programmes in fields such as engineering, law, economics and social sciences, it is also possible to specialise in issues connected to sustainable development.
The teaching in environment and sustainability is closely intertwined with research, often in collaboration with society. Sustainability research at Lund University is characterised by great diversity and involves numerous disciplines across all faculties. Research stretches from climate and resilience, energy systems, circular economy, urban transitions, land use governance, biodiversity and ecosystem services to consumption, policy intervention and sustainable business models. There is also a strong focus on issues of social sustainability and governance challenges in different parts of the world.
Many departments are active in this research, along with several interdisciplinary departments or centres such as the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE); Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS); Environmental and Energy Systems Studies; and the Centre for Climate and Environment.