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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 organisations work to prevent and solve environmental problems? How is control exercised over companies and individuals by public authorities?

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.

The interdisciplinary Masters programme in Environmental Man­agement and Policy aims to prepare students for a career in or with industry and public authorities.  Subjects such as organisation and gov­ernance of companies, technical systems in companies and in society, environmental economics, environmental law, environmental policy and sustainable consumption are integrated. The programme is based on the focus on indus­try/organisations and policy/public authorities.

The dual focus of the programme, on management and policy, means that we are able to train future decision makers in environmental policy that have a good understanding of the realities of environmental management in business, as well as future decision makers in corporate environmental management that have a good understanding of environmental policy. 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.

Courses/programme structure

The programme is composed of four blocks. Although the course curriculum is fixed, (there are no elective courses), the nature of several course components allows for a great deal of individual customisation. Studies are intense and include lectures, seminars, excursions, study visits, group projects, and individual assignments.


 INTRODUCTORY BLOCK (30 CREDITS):  The courses in the introductory block provide essentials for the coming parts of the programme and cover fundamentals of environmental science, business management, economics and technical systems.  

In the ADVANCED BLOCK (30 CREDITS) and APPLIED BLOCK (30 CREDITS) our emphasis turns to looking at solutions and the role of different actors in shaping and implementing sustainability solutions. During these semesters practitioners, alumni included, have an important role in the teaching. Two courses involve group work with real world clients (the first course focuses on business, and the second on policy organisations) where students provide input on real challenges that the client is grappling with.

MASTER’S THESIS BLOCK (30 CREDITS): In this block the student performs and defends an individual research project.

Career prospects

The programme opens the door to a wide range of careers in all spheres essential for real advancement of the environmental agenda. Our alumni work in industry, consultancy, government agencies, EU bodies, international organisations, environmental organsiations and academia.

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More information can be found at


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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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 2018

Study period


daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

September 3, 2018 - June 7, 2020

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