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Environment and sustainability

A video showing what it is like studying Lund University's Environment and Sustainability programmes – get to know some of the teachers, students and facilities.

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Lund University offers three international Master's programmes within the subject area of environment and sustainability. Our programmes offered in this subject are highly regarded and Lund University was recently ranked 8th in the world in terms of social and environmental sustainability performance in higher education (QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024).

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

Programmes in other subjects which may interest you

A list of all Master's programmes taught in English at Lund University

Bachelor's programmes in environment and sustainability

There are no Bachelor’s programmes offered in English within this subject area.

A list of all Bachelor’s programmes taught in English at Lund University

MOOCs – free online courses

The links below lead to the Coursera platform (

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.