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Career opportunities

A master's in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science at Lund University will qualify you to work within any profession that requires un understanding of complex sustainability issues.


Graduates are well equipped to work in the private sector, government and international organisations, as well as in non-governmental organisations, consultancy and research. A master's degree also prepares you for doctoral studies. 

Career Paths, Positions and Roles

  • Academia – PhD Doctorate, Research Assistant, etc.
  • Business – Consultant, Coordinator, Entrepreneur, Manager, etc. 
  • Government – Advisor, Analyst, Policy Officer, Specialist, etc.
  • NGO/Non-Profit – Campaigner, Consultant, Communicator, Consultant, Manager, Organiser, Policy Officer, Researcher, etc

Industrial Fields and Sectors

Banking; Business; Consulting; Earth Science; Education; Environment; Fashion; Food; Health; ICT; Innovation; Logistics; Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture; Media & Publishing; Planning; Rural & Urban Development; Transport; Urban Design, etc.

Meet our LUMES alumni 

Careers Service and Guidance 

The Careers Service helps prepare students for their transition into working life by giving seminars on the Swedish labour market and providing information on what recruiters are looking for. Careers support is available at several faculties.

Careers Service at Lund University

Students at the Faculty of Social Sciences looking for career guidance are welcome to refer to the faculty's CV and apply for a job webpages. These pages offer you perspectives, tips and tools on how to apply for a job, how to write a resume, the importance of voluntary work and traineeships, how to be innovative and how start up your own company or project.

How to write a CV and apply for a job in Sweden (Link to the Faculty of Social Sciences)

The Faculty of Social Sciences also offers a career portal for you as a a student in social science. In the portal, you will find career support in the form of tips, exercises, and videos that give you a better understanding of how your education can be translated into reality, how you can write your skills for an employer, and give you tools to find a job that you really enjoy.

More information and register yourself in the Career Portal (link to Canvas)

Next step - looking for a job

As a student, you can join the Lund University job portal MyCareer - Europe's largest career network for students and graduates. MyCareer provides access to jobs, internships, graduate programmes and projects across Europe.

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Current employment of our graduates


current employment of lumes graduates

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Our Alumni

Since the programme started, close to 1000 students from approximately 100 countries have graduated from the programme.