LUMES is an interdisciplinary programme focusing on sustainability challenges from a local to a global level through combining both social and natural science perspectives.
Building on students’ previous knowledge and experiences, 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. The programme takes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to sustainability, which provide students with a broad knowledge of the interaction between cultural, economic, environmental, political, and social dimensions of sustainability.
Unique programme qualities
The LUMES programme is set in a unique interdisciplinary and internationally excellent educational and research environment at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies. 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 governance strategies and practices for societal change.
As a student, you receive training and competence in working in cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary teams, working on a strategic as well as operational levels, and an ability to communicate with, and disseminate knowledge and research to, both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
Since the programme started in 1997, LUMES has had over 700 students from roughly 100 countries, with a graduation rate exceeding 90 per cent.
As a LUMES graduate you are equipped to work in a range of sectors, both within and outside academia, and in a number of professional roles.
LUMES graduates are today working in sectors such as: business, education, sustainability, fashion, food, health, logistics, maritime, fishing and aquaculture, rural and urban development, transport, and urban design. Their professional roles include: consultant, coordinator, entrepreneur, manager, advisor, analyst, policy officer, specialist, campaigner, communications experts, organiser, and researcher.
Many LUMES graduates have also continued with doctoral studies and are now working and teaching at universities around the world.
Note: It is not sufficient to only apply via universityadmissions.se. You must also complement your application with the additional application documents found on the LUMES webpage (www.lumes.lu.se).
More information can be found at http://www.lumes.lu.se/
The student must hold a Bachelor’s degree, including at least 180 ECTS. A good command of spoken and written English, equivalent to English 6/B (advanced) proficiency in the Swedish secondary system, is required. Equivalent assessment will be made according to national guidelines.
The final selection is based on academic grades and relevant work experience in addition to the statement of purpose written by the applicants and recommendations given.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under “Entry requirements”). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
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