Entry Requirements

You must have a good first degree in a subject related to environmental sciences, policy and management such as biology, geography, chemistry, management or economics.

Candidates with other first degrees will also be considered if they show commitment to environmental issues, usually through work experience.

All candidates should demonstrate proficiency in English.

Admission is based on your academic and intellectual excellence, as well as your motivation and experience.

Course Structure

The course lasts two years, split into four semesters.

Semesters 1 and 2 (Year 1)

During the first two semesters you will study at The Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

Semesters 1 and 2 will include units that focus on legal, economic, political, scientific and technological aspects of key environmental challenges, as well as looking at society’s interaction with the environment. 

At the end of the first year you will take part in an E-jobs seminar and take a one-month course at the University of Aegean on the island of Lesbos in Greece.

Semesters 3 and 4 (Year 2)

You may choose to study in Manchester in semester 3, where you will take units in Measuring and Predicting, Tutorial and an option from a choice of seven. Theory will be strengthened with ample opportunity for hands-on practical experience.

You also have the option during semester 3 to study at the Lund University in Sweden. For details of the units you would undertake at that institution please visit the MESPOM website. 

Moving into semester 4 you will undertake a thesis research project. You will be able to choose to attend any of the MESPOM consortium partner universities and the topic you research will be closely aligned with the work of that university. For information about the areas we research please take a look at our research pages.

At the end of semester 4 you will go to Budapest for a one-week Capstone meeting, where you will take part in the thesis presentations and graduation ceremony.

Special features

  • This course will allow you to reach an expert level of knowledge in environmental challenges within an international context, with the aim of preparing you to become a future decision maker in business, government or another organisation. 
  • The ability to tailor the course to your interests within this field and experience study at several European universities. 
  • Upon completion you will be able to make decisions that relate a firm grasp of environmental science with the multifaceted needs of society.

How to Apply

Applications for this course are made directly though MESPOM

Find out more

Visit the MESPOM website for more details.

Masters Course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) [MSc]

MESPOM (Environmental Science, Policy and Management Msc) is a two year Erasmus Mundus course that will be particularly suited to you if you are interested in environmental sustainability challenges in an international context. 

This course offers an interdisciplinary curriculum to environmental studies. You will develop an ability to integrate theory and practice in systematic analysis and gain a holistic understanding of diverse environmental issues in various social contexts.

You will also extend your communication skills and learn to orientate yourself with a worldwide network of environmental institutions, developing your own career objectives and strategies as you do so.

Please visit the MESPOM website for full details.

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This course will allow you to reach an expert level of knowledge in environmental challenges within an international context.
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