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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 14.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

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    Building on the knowledge and experience students already possess, emphasis is placed on understanding present societal development patterns and the environmental problems they create, as well as approaches for formulating strategies for future sustainable pathways. LUMES does not concentrate on training practitioners; the foundation of the programme is rather an interdisciplinary and holistic perspective for comprehending the interactions between social, economic, and environmental systems across a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

    Unique programme qualitiesThe LUMES programme is set in a unique interdisciplinary and international educational milieu, creating a setting that challenges students to broaden personal outlooks and sharpen critical thinking skills. Courses are taught in English by individuals from both the human and natural sciences with the aims of creating graduates that are able to grasp, analyse and formulate governance strategies for complex sustainability challenges. In addition, interpersonal and academic skills are developed through strong emphases on group work, presentations and academic writing.

    Since LUMES started in 1997 over 600 applicants from roughly 100 countries have become LUMES students with a graduation rate exceeding 90 per cent.

    Career prospectsIndustries, governments, academics, and communities are recognising the significance of addressing complex social, environmental, and economic problems holistically. As such, the interdisciplinary training, gained through the programme, opens employment opportunities for a wide array of career paths in various private sector, governmental and non-governmental, and academic settings.

    Courses * Earth Systems Science
    * Social Theory and Sustainability
    * Sustainability Science
    * Governance of Sustainability
    * Urban & Rural Systems and Sustainability
    * Economy and Sustainability
    * Knowledge to Action
    * Water and Sustainability
    * Health Systems, Community Resilience and Sustainability
    * Gender and Sustainability in Theory and Everyday Life
    * Societal Resilience
    * Social Movements and Sustainability
    * Energy and Sustainability
    * Capacity Development
    * Masters Thesis


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with a major (90 ECTS credits) in topics relevant for the programme. English 6/English Course B. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

    Lund University Global Scholarship programmeThe Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.

    Programme-specific scholarships

    Some programmes may have specific scholarships connected only to the programme or the subject area.

    Erasmus Mundus Action 1Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus joint programmes (Action 1). As a student on these Master's programmes you can get a scholarship that can cover both tuition fees and living expenses. Details can be found on the Erasmus Mundus programme pages.

    Erasmus Mundus Action 2Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 "lots".If you are from an eligible country you can apply for a scholarship to come to Lund University. Scholarships are available to academic staff, PhD students, Master's students and Bachelor's students and can cover both tuition fees and living expenses.

    Swedish Institute scholarshipsThe Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

    Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:

    The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:

    Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

    Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:

    * Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
    * Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
    * Swedish-Turkish Programme

    US Student FinanceLund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.

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