Degree structure and studies

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

This programme is offered by LUT University on the Lahti Campus. All lectures and tutorials of this Master's programme will be conducted on the Lahti campus, which is approximately 140 km from Lappeenranta.

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

Core studies (28-34 ECTS credits) deal with introduction to circular economy, challenges of sustainability, and food-energy-water nexus.

Specialisation studies (59 ECTS credits) deal with sustainability science and single sectors of circular economy, like biological and technical cycle in circular economy, transportation, and solid waste management technology.

Minor studies (min. 20 ECTS credits) can be selected from any minor subjects offered by LUT Master's programmes.Minor studies from Energy Technology or Industrial Engineering and Management are recommended.

Elective studies. Recommended elective studies are e.g. Advanced Course in LCA (7 ECTS credits), Air Pollution Control (6 ECTS credits), Introduction to Business and Sustainability (3 ECTS credits), or Business and Sustainability (6 ECTS credits).

The Master's thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project which requires approximately six months of full-time work. It is completed during the fourth semester of the degree programme.

Circular Economy (Lahti campus)

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years


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

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems


Regular Admission
December 2019−January 2020

Rolling Admission
1 October 2019−31 May 2020