Master of Science, 2 years

MSc in Marine Coastal Development


About the Programme

The world’s oceans have waste resources which will become more and more important, and which we will depend upon in the future. In order to use and protect these resources and to develop coastal resources in a sustainable way, there is a need for in-depth and interdisciplinary knowledge about the interactions between economy, environment, technology, marine biological resources, and public concerns.

The Master of Science programme in Marine Coastal Development is a two-year international multidisciplinary MSc-programme. It is especially designed to give the students a broad understanding of the complex interactions in the marine sector. NTNU has excellent research communities within these fields and a close contact with relevant external partners.

Rauåte HannSpecializations

The programme offers three specializations which include an individual research project with publication of a Master Degree thesis according to international standards. The specializations are as follows:

NTNU Ocean Science and Technology

Marine and maritime research is a strategic research focus area at NTNU. It coordinates and initiates new multidisciplinary activities within research, education and innovation, providing opportunities to investigate complex challenges and opportunities.  Marine studies at NTNU are of high quality, giving students the knowledge and competence that is valued by the industry and society at large.

For more details, see:

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Facts about the programme

Level / Degree type
International Master's (MSc / 2 years)

Language of instruction:

Host Faculty:
Natural Science and Technology

Programme code:

Number of students admitted:

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Application Deadlines

15 APRIL: Norwegian applicants
If you are a Norwegian citizen and hold a bachelor's degree from Norway. See admission procedures.

1 MARCH: Nordic applicants
The 1 March deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from a Nordic country or are a Nordic citizen. See
 admission procedures.

15 JANUARY: International applicants
The online application is now closed for international students. Next intake is August 2016, the application form will open autumn 2015.

Contact information

Faculty of Natural Science and Technology
7491 Trondheim

Phone: +47 73 59 62 73

Contact persons: Lisbeth Aune