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

MESPOM program is an Erasmus Mundus Masters course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American 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. The students study in at least three out of six consortium universities: the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Budapest), the University of the Aegean (Lesvos, Greece), the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) (USA) Middlebury College, and the University of  Saskatchewan (UoS) (Canada).

MESPOM Program Structure

The two-year program is delivered in English and includes three terms of taught courses followed by a fourth research semester. The first two semesters, taught at CEU, 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. 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 three of the four Consortium partners. This is normally combined with internships at inter-governmental organizations, government, industry or NGOs in Europe or students' home countries.


Title Instructor Credit
Academic Writing Alan Watt
Vera Eliasova
Eszter Timár
Agriculture, Society, Environment, and Development Guntra Aistara 0.0
Air Pollution and Climate Change Ruben Mnatsakanian
John Karlik
Biodiversity & Conservation Brandon P. Anthony 2.0
Energy Challenges for the 21st Century Michael LaBelle 1.0
Energy Infrastructure: Management and Policy Michael LaBelle 3.0
Energy Policy, Environment and Management Michael LaBelle 2.0
Environment and Security Stephen Stec 2.0
Environmental Assessment and Planning Aleh Cherp 2.0
Environmental Modelling Viktor Lagutov 3.0
Environmental Monitoring Brandon P. Anthony
Tibor Kovacs
Environmental Philosophy Alan Watt 2.0
Environmental Policy and Governance: Advanced Topics Alexios Antypas 4.0
Environmental Politics: Environmental Activism and Communication Tamara Steger 4.0
Environmental Practicum Viktor Lagutov 3.0
Environmental Research Methods: Epistemological Foundations Tamara Steger
Michael LaBelle
Environmental Research Methods: Geospatial Technologies for Environmental Professionals Viktor Lagutov 1.0
Environmental Research Methods: Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods Brandon P. Anthony 0.5
ERG: Environmental and Resource Governance Alexios Antypas
Ruben Mnatsakanian
ETC: Energy Transitions and Climate Change Aleh Cherp
Michael LaBelle
Global Food, Agriculture, and Development Guntra Aistara 4.0
Humans & the Biosphere Ruben Mnatsakanian 2.0
IEM: Introduction to Environmental Management Aleh Cherp
Zoltán Illés
IEP: Introduction to Environmental Policy and Society Alexios Antypas
Alan Watt
IES: Introduction to Environmental Sciences Brandon P. Anthony
Ruben Mnatsakanian
Information and Communication Technologies for Environmental Professionals Viktor Lagutov 2.0
Interpretive Research Methods Tamara Steger 1.0
Interpretive Research Methods Tamara Steger 1.0
Introduction to Disaster Management Viktor Lagutov 2.0
Introduction to Environmental Economics Aleh Cherp 2.0
Introduction to Environmental Management: Environmental Assessment of Products and Services Aleh Cherp
Andrius Plepys
Introduction to Environmental Management: Introduction to Solid Waste Management Zoltán Illés 1.0
Introduction to Environmental Thought Alan Watt 1.0
Introduction to International Environmental Law Stephen Stec 1.5
JPH: Environmental Justice, Politics, and Humanities Tamara Steger
Guntra Aistara
JustData - University Wide Course Miklós Koren
Arieda Muço
Chrys Margaritidis
Jozsef Martin, Transparency International Hungary)
Roberta Sinatra
Karoly Boroczky
Marine Ecosystems Cogălniceanu Dan 1.0
Nature, Culture, Politics, and Justice Guntra Aistara 2.0
Oil and Metal Pollution Keith White 2.0
Organic Gardening and Local Food Systems Guntra Aistara
Logan Strenchock
Organic Gardening Practicum Guntra Aistara 1.0
Policies for Sustainable Transport Zoltán Illés 2.0
SES: Sustainable Management of Socio-Ecological Systems László Pintér
Brandon P. Anthony
Social Justice Frameworks in Action Marie-Pierre F. Granger
Michael Dorsch
Simon Rippon
Tamara Steger
Helga Dorner
Sally Schwager
Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Viktor Lagutov 4.0
Sustainable Development and Global Transition: From Theory to Practice László Pintér 3.0
Sustainable Energy Transitions Aleh Cherp 3.0
The Non-Human Biosphere Brandon P. Anthony 2.0
Visual Cultures of the Anthropocene Dr. Maja Fowkes and Dr. Reuben Fowkes 2.0
Water: Our sustainable use and provision of drinking water and sanitation Zoltán Illés
Edward Bellinger