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.

The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, minor and elective studies as well as a Master's thesis.

Core studies, 34 ECTS credits, introduce the concept of circular economy in different contexts and provide a good understanding of global sustainability challenges.

Advanced specialisation studies, 29 ECTS credits, deepen students' advanced-level capacity to manage technical and biological materials and other resources in individual sectors and industries according to the principles of circular economy. Students will also carry out a project aiming to solve a real-life sustainability challenge.

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

Elective studies recommended for the programme are e.g. Lifecycle Assessment in Circular Economy (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, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project during the programme's fourth semester. The Master's thesis requires approximately six months of full-time work.

You can find the most recent information about courses and degree structures in the LUT study guide 2021/2022.

Circular Economy

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2022


Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 13 500 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Lahti campus

Regular admission
1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+2)