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Master's Programme in Environmental Management and Policy (EMP)

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?

The Master's 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.

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.

About the programme

Fact sheet


  • Basic Block, 30 credits. There are two different entry tracks to the programme.
    • Web based, part time, October – June: This track is conducted online at half speed, which makes it possible to combine studies with other activities such as internships or work.
    • Campus based, full time, January – May: For students who are required to study full time on campus due to scholarship or student loan requirements, an on-site coordinated track is available.

  • Advanced Block, 30 credits, August – December. Full-time, campus based. From this semester, there is a departure from the traditional division of courses by subject and the courses instead fo­cus on problem areas.
  • Applied Block, 30 credits, January - May. Full time, campus based. The second half of the programme focuses on application of knowledge, involving projects with external organisations and individual research.
  • Master Thesis Block, 30 credits, June - October. Full time, campus based. Graduation week with theses defenses takes place on campus in late September.

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.

For alumuni portraits, please visit Alumni stories and profiles

Additional links

For EMP curriculumn, please view EMP curriculum

For EMP programme goals, please view EMP programme goals

For EMP programme structure, please view EMP programme structure

For application information, please view Admissions

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International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

Lund University P.O. Box 196, 22100 Lund, Sweden
Visiting Address: Tegnérsplatsen 4,Lund

Telephone: + 46 46 222 00 00 Fax: + 46 46 222 02 10