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International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Environmental Management and Policy - Master's Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits
How can environmental problems be assessed? How do companies and public authorities work to prevent and solve environmental problems? How can different types of actors exercise influence and control in order to drive positive change?

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.

Programme structure
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 UrbanNational 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 

Career prospects
​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 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 

More information can be found at

Applied for autumn 2019 studies?

All supporting documents and the application fee (if applicable) are due by 1 February!


The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Tegnérsplatsen 4, Lund
Box 196, 221 00 Lund

Programme Coordinator: msc [dot] program [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se
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Watch video: Alumni stories from IIIEE

A glimpse of the graduation ceremony at IIIEE

Watch video: Graduation day at IIIEE

Careers fair

Watch video: Environment and sustainability careers fair.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with a major (90 ECTS credits) in topics relevant for the programme. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

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.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2019

Study period


daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

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 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 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.

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Programme-specific documents

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

Instructions on these documents can be found at

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 300 000

First payment: SEK 75 000

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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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 You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

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.

Lund University Global Scholarship

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.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

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.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations