Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM)

The MESPOM program is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European universities. MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context.

The MESPOM study programme is in English and lasts two years (24 months). The students study in at least three out of four consortium universities: the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Vienna) and the University of the Aegean (Lesvos, Greece).

MESPOM Program Structure

The two-year program is delivered in English and includes three semesters of taught courses followed by a fourth research semester. The first two semesters, taught at CEU and the University of the Aegean, comprise mandatory and elective courses focused on scientific and technological as well as legal, economic, and political aspects of key environmental challenges and the society-environment interaction. The first year concludes with a summer internship, usually conducted in collaboration with an external partner organization. During the third semester students choose between specialized tracks in either preventive environmental strategies in the public and private sector (at Lund University) or environmental sciences and pollution control (at the University of Manchester). Both tracks emphasize hands-on research and practical experience in industries and laboratories. During the fourth semester, the students conduct their individual research projects and write Masters theses at any of the main Consortium partners. This is often combined with internships at inter-governmental organizations, government, industry or NGOs in Europe or students' home countries.

Graphical structure of the 1st year of MESPOM at CEU and the University of the Aegean: 

Please visit the website of the MESPOM Program for more information.