Environmental Management and Policy - Master's Programme
The International Master’s Programme in Environmental Management and Policy (EMP) is designed to enable graduates to drive change by developing their ability to evaluate, design and implement management and policy responses to complex environmental challenges. From a fundamentally practical standpoint, in that change starts in the reality of today, our students are challenged to develop professional skills, knowledge and networks in close collaboration with the surrounding society.
Key features of the programme include its interdisciplinary, international and applied nature. The dual focus on environmental policy and environmental management is another central feature. This is based on our conviction that decision makers within both environmental policy and environmental management benefit vastly from having this mutual understanding. Increasingly we find that many alumni, regardless of their employer, work in the intersection of public policy and corporate management to move the environmental agenda further.
Special features include a multidisciplinary and multicultural classroom, both with respect to the faculty teaching and the students admitted to the programme. This is combined with a class size, and an approach to student learning, that allow for a high level of in-class interaction. Designed to build on the knowledge that students have acquired during the first cycle education, the EMP programme also explicitly includes learning activities that encourage the peer to peer sharing of experience and perspectives, thus allowing students to capitalise on their diverse collective experience.
The programme also offers multiple opportunities to collaborate and/or learn from a range of practitioners from both business and government, study visits and projects with outside clients.
Courses can be divided into five blocks:
- Courses providing knowledge and skills that are fundamental for all sustainability professionals.
- Courses related to Corporate Environmental Management.
- Courses related to Environmental policy at the Urban, National and International level.
- Elective courses that allow students to choose between going deeper into environmental policy or environmental management.
- Capstone courses that allow for both further specialization and for the integration and application of all prior learning in the programme.
Course syllabi are available on https://www.iiiee.lu.se/education/emp/curriculum
The IIIEE MSc programme opens the door to a wide range of international environment-focused careers. Our 900+ alumni have taken positions in industry, consultancy, government, EU bodies, NGOs and international organisations such as the UN, the World Bank and the OECD. Several graduates have also enrolled in PhD programmes and some continue further into academic careers. Essentially our alumni integrate into all relevant spheres for advancement of the environmental agenda. Search for IIIEE at www.linkedin.com to see what positions our graduates hold at present, and how they have moved forward in their careers. The IIIEE alumni have their own association that recently launched a new platform on www.iiiee.hivebrite.com
More information can be found at http://www.iiiee.lu.se/education/emp
All supporting documents and the application fee (if applicable) are due by 1 February!
Programme Coordinator: msc [dot] program [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se
Other contacts: IIIEE facebook page: www.facebook.com/iiiee
IIIEE library tweet: http://twitter.com/iiieelib
Watch video: Alumni stories from IIIEE
Watch video: Graduation day at IIIEE
Watch video: Environment and sustainability careers fair.
An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with a major (90 ECTS credits) in topics relevant for the programme. English 6/English Course B.
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.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Start Autumn semester 2019
daytime Lund, full time 100%
September 2, 2019 - June 6, 2021
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
- Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline
*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.
In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit the following documents when you apply for this programme:
- An applicant summary including a statement of purpose and a CV
- Two letters of recommendation
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 300 000
First payment: SEK 75 000
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada and UK student finance