MSc in Natural Resources Management - 2-year master, NTNU Trondheim
Natural Resources Management
Natural Resources Management
Bilder - msnarm
Welcome to study start at NTNU
Welcome to study start at NTNU
We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start
Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony at NTNU will be organized in a slightly different manner than usual. Master’s students will be invited to view the matriculation ceremony digitally.
More information on this year's Matriculation ceremony.
See program for August 19. On this day there will be a welcome ceremony for all master’s students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (mandatory attendance).
Information meetings for international students
The Office of International Relations will organize information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. The sessions will be live-streamed, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.
The 2021 autumn meetings are held online on August 17:
08:30 - Join welcome meeting for new exchange and master's students.
Students are encouraged to attend the 'Get started'-day on Gløshaugen after the welcome meeting.
13:00 - Information meeting for new exchange students
13:00 - Information meeting for new international (master's) students
Find more information here. Agendas, and links to the meetings, will also be posted at this link.
On August 17, the day after matriculation, a vast number of different student organizations will be present on campus at Gløshaugen, to showcase the variety of activities, causes and organizations you can engage with outside your studies at NTNU.
NTNU, and Trondheim in particular, is well-known for a vibrant and lively student community with a strong volunteerism spirit - as a result, there are literally hundreds of different associations, clubs, sports teams and organizations you can join in your free time, which is an excellent way to make friends.
Most of these will be present on campus on August 17, and will have stands outdoors where you can wander about and talk to representatives from any organization that catches your fancy. Representatives from certain services at NTNU and Sit, such as the Office of International Relations, will also be present.
The Office of International Relations will give a presentation (on campus) in English on the various student associations and organizations available.
The Buddy programme at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) will help new international students to quickly become familiar with the university.
On Wednesday 18th of August, the Buddies will host a social event for all new master students.
To keep updated, please join the Facebook group for international students at NV which is officially launched from July 1st:
Buddy 2021 – Faculty of Natural Sciences
Time: 12.30 (GMT+2) Welcome by the Faculty of Natural Sciences at
Location: R1 in Realfagbygget
Time: 13:30 (GMT+2) Welcome and information meeting for new master students in biology - all specializations. By the program council of the MSc Natural Resources Management.
Location: R5 in Realfagbygget
NB! There may be changes depending on current pandemic restrictions.
Physical HSE-training is mandatory for all students at the Faculty of Natural Science. The training for the 2-year master students is run on the 20 August and is set to run in English.
Time: meet 08.20 for registration
Finished approx 10.30
To follow the course, you must register on Studweb, course code HMS0003. You must register both for exam and for tuition.
You will not be able to get access to any of NTNUs labratories prior to the completion of this course.
Checklist and manage your stay
The Office of International Relations has a comprehensive checklist of what you need to do as a new international student at NTNU:
You will also find an overview of what you need to do to prepare the semester here:
How to learn Norwegian
NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course.
Exchange students can join a 3-week intensive summer course in August. The course includes several day-trips in the surroundings of Trondheim, and a weekend-excursion to nearby mountains.
Course timetables - If there is no timetable, please contact the department responsible for the course.
5-day intro-course on How to do science (Mandatory) 23-27 August
All masters students with fields related to biology must complete the 5-day intro-course How to do science. This is a seminar series to motivate and prepare you for your masters studies. It will include talks by our professors, project work and an opportunity to meet some of the 2nd year masters students.
Please sign up for the course here. In case the link does not work please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please inform us of your full name, study programme and food allergies/preferences (in case you can attend physically).
For a detailed course schedule, please refer to this page.
MSNARM forside - (nov 20)
Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable societal development?
The Master in Natural Resources Management programme (MSNARM) is a two-year international, interdisciplinary programme, consisting of the specialisations Biology and Geography. Biology and geography students from all over the world take common interdisciplinary courses as well as more specialised courses to understand how the earth’s natural resource and management systems work both from a social and natural science perspective. MSNARM aims at training students to contribute to the development of a more sustainable society that safeguards the earth’s life support system of which the welfare of present and future generations depends.
Sustainable management of natural resources is complex and involves a broad range of scientific disciplines as well as actors from different societal sectors such as conservation, forestry, agriculture, aquaculture and energy. MSNARM will introduce students to real world societal challenges and relevant management methods and facilitate communication with actors across disciplines and sectors to find solutions to sustainable management of natural resources.
The study program contributes to NTNU’s strategy «Knowledge for a better world» and the United Nations vision to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The advantages of studying Natural Resources Management at NTNU are as follow:
- Long experience with research and teaching to understand how different disciplines together can contribute to knowledge for sustainable use and conservation of nature
- Strong professional environments with knowledge of nature and society.
- Well-established contacts with important societal actors for collaboration on sustainable use and conservation of nature
This is what you’ll learn:
- Demonstrate substantial interdisciplinary knowledge about sustainable management of natural resources related to the research in general and within the specialisation.
- Demonstrate significant knowledge in a specific area within the field of natural resource management based upon the research experience from their own Master’s projects.
- Demonstrate substantial skills in choosing the relevant methodological and analytic approaches appropriate for their Master’s projects.
- Critically evaluate methods and results within the fields of specialisation.
- Contribute in a multidisciplinary team towards the management and sustainable use of natural resources, including ethical dilemmas regarding perceived justice in resource allocation conflicts, and
- Learn to implement Health- Environment and Safety regulations in general, and within the specialisation.
- Work on a project independently and in collaboration with others in interdisciplinary groups with expanded perspectives of the prerequisites for good interdisciplinary teamwork.
- Communicate research results to specialists and a broader audience in written and oral presentations in English.
- Contribute to innovative thinking within the specialisation.
- Independently carry out a scientific project, including presenting the theoretical background, generate hypotheses, collect, and analyse data, interpret and reflect on results and present your work under supervision according to scientific and ethical norms.
How to Seek Admission
It is vital that you meet all the requirements, so please read carefully before seeking admission.
Applicants should hold a BSc degree or equivalent university education either in Biology or Geography. The Bachelor’s degree must be in accordance with the admission requirements to one of the two specialisations in this Master’s programme. For example, a background with a Bachelor degree in Biology does not qualify for admission to MSc Natural Resources Management with specialisation in Geography but may be eligible for the specialisation in Biology. Thus, the Bachelor background of the applicant must be consistent with the specialisation in the MSc Natural Resources Management program that you apply for.
How to Seek Admission
As a result of developing national and international laws and regulations for utilising sustainable resources, the demand for professionals with this educational background is expected to increase in the future. The MSc programme in Natural Resources Management at NTNU will qualify for positions in public sector authorities and organisations on all levels, from regional to global.
Explore Job Opportunities Further
The MSc programme in Natural Resources Management is two years of full-time study (120 ECTS credits). The two first semesters consist of four compulsory courses. One of them is a scientific seminar, RFEL3080 Scientific Seminars, which is running through all four semesters. Several elective courses are available, which gives options to fit background and interests for the student throughout the study.
Here Are the Study Components
You’ll find the Faculty of Natural Sciences centrally situated at Gløshaugen campus, close to Trondheim city center. You’ll have access to excellent facilities and state of the art scientific equipment.
More About Study Environment
Our student advisors are free to be contacted for all questions about the programme, i. e., compulsory and optional subjects, exams, deadlines, etc. Please contact the advisors if you have any questions.
Contact and guidance
Semester start 2021
Semester start 2021
Are you wondering what your first week at NTNU will be like?
Here you will find more information about the start of the semester after 15 June.