International Master in Environmental Studies & Sustainability Science

Lund University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Its objective is to prepare students with the knowledge and competencies to actively contribute to long-term ecological and socio-economic sustainability. LUMES is designed to build on the previous knowledge, skills and experiences students possess with the intention of producing graduates with capacities as creators of change from local to global levels. The programme's unique international, interdisciplinary setting provides a forum for students to work together on a broad array of environment- and sustainability-focused topics where students acquire invaluable insights into other cultural and disciplinary perspectives. The programme uses critical and system thinking approaches, rather than focusing expertise in particular methods or tools. Attention is also placed on students understanding both natural and social dynamics of complex sustainability challenges, the theoretical underpinnings of how we perceive the challenges, and a fundamental understanding of the multitude of tools and approaches available when attempting to assess and solve them.

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