MSc in Natural Resources Management

The Master of Science in Natural Resources Management programme is a two-year international interdisciplinary programme, consisting of the specializations Biology, Resource Geology and Geography. It is especially designed to give the students an understanding of the importance of management for sustainable use of natural resources, an understanding of the connections and the ability to communicate between different disciplines and actors.

Natural resources provide mankind with important ecosystem services such as clean water, energy, minerals and biological resources in terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems which are essential for the survival and development of mankind. However, the increasing demands for these natural resources  due to the growth of the human population combined with the decrease of the finite resources urgently calls for a sustainable management of these resources. Such management requires an interdisciplinary approach encompassing in-depth knowledge about specific resources as well as a holistic perspective, including ecological, economic and social aspects. It also requires a strong ability to communicate in order to establish dialogues between the different disciplines involved as well as between the stakeholders, and a good understanding of the connections between these different actors.

MSc programme in Natural Resources Management aims at giving a unique education and required knowledge that willcontribute to find sustainable solutions of interdisciplinary challenges related to the management of natural resources.

About the study programme:
We offer a two-year international research based MSc programme integrating both Norwegian/Nordic and international students. The Master in Natural Resources Management is an interdisciplinary cooperative programme involving three NTNU faculties ,administrated by the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NT).

The programme offers 3 specializations:

  • Biology
  • Resource Geology
  • Geography

The study programme comprises a total of 120 ECTS credits. The normal workload for a full-time student during one academic year is 60 ECTS credits. The study is structured around 4 core courses, elective courses and a master's thesis (60 ECTS credits). The Master's thesis work will be integrated in ongoing research projects and to national/international issues suited for the individual student according to their specializations. Each student will be assigned an academic supervisor from a relevant research group.


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Application deadline (admission spring 2015):

Application deadline 15 November 2014 Norwegian/Nordic applicants

This deadline applies if you have a bachelor's degree from Norway/Nordic country and want to start ypur studies in MSc spring term 2015.

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This programme can be started both in the spring and in the autumn semester

Application deadlines (Norwegian/Nordic applicants):
Autumn semester: 15 April
S
pring semester: 15 November

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International Master's Application Deadlines


15 JANUARY
International applicants

The online application is now open for self-financed and Quota Scheme applicants. Please note that for admission in 2015 there is no preliminary application. There is only one application, and all relevant documentation must be uploaded by the deadline 15 January.


1 MARCH (15 APRIL)*
Norwegian/Nordic applicants

Al later application deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from Norway/Nordic country or are a Norwegian/Nordic citizen. *Please r
efer to these admission procedures for more information.

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