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Education at LUCSUS

Sustainability Studies in an interdisciplinary, international and vibrant learning environment
LUCSUS produces world-class education in sustainability science and equips change agents with tools for solving sustainability challenges. The unique international, interdisciplinary setting at LUCSUS offers both master students in the LUMES programme and PhD candidates a vibrant learning environment which provides a forum for professional development in sustainability.

international students

Master's Programme: LUMES

Lund University International Master’s programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science, LUMES, is a two-year M.Sc. programme in sustainability science.

The programme builds on the previous knowledge, skills, and experiences students possess with the intention of producing graduates with capacities to create change, from local to global levels. The ambition is to foster what can be called knowledge brokers, who are equipped with interdisciplinary and cross-cultural competencies in the field of sustainability.

LUMES has developed from a pioneering graduate programme in environmental studies to become an internationally renowned programme in sustainability science. Each year around 40 students with various academic training enrol in the programme.

Since its start in 1997, more than 800 students from more than 100 different countries have graduated from the programme, and LUMES alumni are now spread all over the world.

Visit the LUMES webpage

PhD Programme

LUCSUS has a long standing tradition of hosting PhD graduates from different disciplinary backrounds within the field of sustainability. As a graduate student at LUCSUS, you will be part of a unique international and interdisciplinary learning and research environment. The research undertaken by the PhD candidates is diverse; however, it often focuses on comprehending and addressing sustainability challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and land use change. The research integrates both social and natural sciences and combines critical perspectives with problem-solving approaches.

More information about PhD studies at LUCSUS


Climate Change and Society, MESS62

The new course Climate Change and society (15 CREDITS) provides an interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art perspective on climate change with a particular emphasis on its social, economic, political and cultural dimensions. The student will receive a close understanding of the intertwined social and biophysical dynamics of both drivers and impacts of climate change, and of the different solutions that are being proposed.

Find more informmation about the course on LUMES webpage

Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science: Concepts, Challenges and Approaches in Sustainability Studies, SASI03

Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science: Concepts, Challenges and Approaches in Sustainability Studies (SASI03) is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of sustainability studies. The student is introduced to some of the approaches, theoretical concepts and tools used in sustainability studies.

More information about SAS103





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Director of Studies

Director of Studies, Master programme
Maja Essebo
maja [dot] essebo [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 0522

Director of Studies, PhD programme
Barry Ness
barry [dot] ness [at] LUCSUS [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 48 09


Student coordinator

Amanda Elgh, amanda [dot] elgh [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se, +46-46-222 04 70

P.O. Box 170, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46(0)46- 222 80 81
info [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se