The Department operates two Masters programs:

The 2-year Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM)

is operated in partnership with three other leading European institutions for environmental research and postgraduate education - Lund University (Sweden), the University of the Aegean (Greece) and the University of Manchester (UK). See more information at

Masters Program in Environmental Sciences & Policy (MS) 

is a one-year Masters degree program. More information is available here.

Detailed information on admissions for both Masters programs and for the PhD program can be found here.


In addition to meeting the general CEU admissions requirements (see section on Admissions Information), applicants to either of the two Master's programs at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy must write a statement (maximum 350 words) addressing:

a) the origins of their interest in environmental issues;

b) how they hope to benefit from the program;

c) their future career plans; and

d) their relevant special interests.

Successful candidates will also normally have some work experience in a field related to the environment. Applicants to both the Masters Programs and MESPOM must have at least a Bachelor's degree. Students accepted on the department's Master's programs normally have first degrees in subjects related to environmental sciences, policy or management such as biology, geography, chemistry, engineering, business administration or economics. Candidates with other first degrees will also be considered if they show a commitment to environmental issues, usually through work experience.