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New Master of Science programme in Climate Change and Society

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Do you want to work with climate change transitions and sustainability? Then the LUCAS programme is for you! It offers potential and vital ways of addressing climate change in collaboration with society.

We are delighted to announce that we are launching a new 2-years Master of Science programme in Climate Change and Society, LUCAS!

Building on 20 years of successful education at LUCSUS, the LUCAS programme will train students to analyse and understand the causes and consequences of climate change and how these are rooted in social, economic, political, and cultural complexity.

The programme develops students' core competences in analysing societal and environmental dynamics, with a basis in methodologies that range from established qualitative ethnographic approaches to modelling, scenario building, fieldwork case studies and participatory exercises, and climate action labs. It also includes an internship.

Unique programme qualities

The LUCAS programme is set in a unique interdisciplinary and internationally excellent educational and research environment at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies. Students are exposed to different perspectives, world views and experiences, and to climate change challenges in different parts of the world. 

Courses are taught by teachers and researchers from both the social and natural sciences with the aim of creating graduates that are able to grasp, analyse, and formulate strategies to work with climate change and society.

As a student, you receive training and competence in working in cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary teams, and skills to communicate and work with different target groups and with a range of organisations.

Career prospects

As a LUCAS graduate you are equipped to work in a range of sectors, both within and outside academia, and in a number of professional roles. 

You will gain specialist skills that make you suitable for working with climate change and sustainability, employing a critical and constructive understanding of climate change transformations at local, national, and international levels.

The programme opens for applications in October, with the first students starting in autumn 2025.

Read more about LUCAS