Degree structure and studies

The Master's Programme in Sustainability Science and Solutions is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme includes core, specialisation, minor and elective studies.

Core studies (31-41 ECTS credits) include life cycle assessment, system transition, an energy efficient environment, business and sustainability, and renewable energy technology.

Specialisation studies (55 ECTS credits) include air pollution control, sustainable water use, waste treatment, and circular economy for materials processing.

The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, are a part of specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. Students complete it during their fourth semester.

Minor studies (min. 20 ECTS credits) recommended include renewable energy and energy efficiency, international business and management, biobased chemical engineering, and energy technology.

Elective studies may be selected from any disciplines at LUT; choose enough to meet the minimun total credit requirement of the M.Sc. degree.

You can find the most recent information about courses, teaching schedules and degree structures in the LUT study guide.

"I want to see circular economy implied broadly"

Noora Kallström
Sustainability Science and Solutions

Double degree studies for students from partner universities

Students from partner universities are able to study as double degree students at LUT. Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities.

The Sustainability Science and Solution programme's double degree partner universities are:

  • Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
  • St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia
  • Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia

More information about the double degree application process

Sustainability Science and Solutions

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2021


Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 10 000 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems


Regular application period
1 December 2020 − 20 January 2021

Rolling admission
1 October 2020 − 31 May 2021