Natural Resources Management

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME, 2 YEARS, Trondheim

Natural Resources Management

 

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Pre-study information for MSc Natural Resource Management

Pre-study information for MSc Natural Resource Management

In order to become registrered as a student at NTNU, get access to student facilities such as the Studentweb and Blackboard and register for classes and exams, it is of uttermost importance that you complete all the steps found here. 

The Faculty of Natural Science also organises an induction week for all new masters students. We strongly encourage all international students to participate.

Due to the current situation with the Corona pandemic, the induction week will be based online. For more information on the detailed program of this week, please refer to the information posted below.

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start. The matriculation ceremony is NTNUs way of officially welcoming new students as part of our University. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digital.   

We want everyone to get a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digitally the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony.

The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. These sessions will be live-streamed, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.

For more information on this programme and how to join online, please check out this page. 

The Buddy programme at the Faculty of Natural Science (NV) will help new international students to quickly become familar with the university. 

On Wednesday 12th of August, buddies Clara Gansert og Ragnhild Sødal Gjennestad will guide you through Gløshaugen Campus life (Online on Zoom). 

To keep updated, please join the Facebook group for international students at NV which is offically launched from July 1st: 
Buddy 2020 – Faculty of Natural Sciences
 

*More information on how you can join online will come when this has been confirmed. 

The Faculty of Natural Sciencethe Department of Biology and the Department of Geography is excited to welcome you as a new student! 

13:00 (GMT+1) Welcome by Øyvind Gregersen, the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Science* 

13:45 (GMT+1) Orientation meeting by the program council of the MSc of Natural Resource Management.* 

*Online for international students. Physical room for norwegian students. More information to follow. More information on how you can join will come when this has been confirmed. 

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 14.08 and is set to run in English. 

For those international students arriving on campus in January 2021, you will recieve this training when you arrive.

You will not be able to get access to any of NTNUs labratories prior to the completion of this course. 

For more details and information on the HSE-trainings please refer to this webpage. 

 

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.

Are you enrolled in one of these master programs which contains biology: MSc in Biology, MSc in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, MSc Ocean or MSc Natural Resource Management  you should have received a notification by email on how to sign up for this. If this is not the case, please contact studier@bio.ntnu.no to sign up or ask questions regarding the course.

Here is a link to last year’s program. An updated program for this year will come soon!

A lot of the social and academic life at NTNU revolves around special student association which in Norwegian are called linjeforeninger (literally area-of-study-associations).

Your student association is called Volvox & Alkymisten and will hold a welcome week filled with social events from 13.08.-22.08. to help you adapt to student life in Trondheim. Please find more information in their welcome letter here. 

For more information about student councils and other student organisations at NTNU, please refer to this page. 

Academic calendar

Please check this page for the academic calendar for 2020. 


Library services

Through our online library service, you can get acccess to books, journals etc. 


How to learn norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

 

Many students are in need of adaptations during the course of their studies, for shorter or longer periods of time. If you have any kind of special needs, we would love to help you with adaptations to ensure your study is as successfull as possible.

Please note that there are deadlines you need to adhere to, as early as 01.09.2020. Thus it is important that you contact the right department at your earliest convenience. 

For more information about who to contact, deadlines, the various support services, courses, groups and adaptation possibilities at NTNU, please refer to this page.

MSc in Natural Resources Management

About the Programme

The Master of Science in Natural Resources Management programme is a two-year international interdisciplinary programme, consisting of the specializations Biology and Geography.

The programme is especially designed to give the students an understanding of the importance of managing natural resources sustainably developing an understanding of the connections between different disciplines and actors, and being able to communicate with actors across disciplines. It aims at giving a unique education and the required knowledge that will contribute to find sustainable solutions to interdisciplinary challenges related to the management of natural resources.

The study program contributes to NTNU’s strategy «Knowledge for a better world», as well as the strategy at the Faculty of Natural Sciences whose vision is to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Study plan

Management of natural resources

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 decline in finite resources urgently calls for sustainable management.

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.

Specializations:

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

The programme offers 2 specializations:

  • Biology
  • 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 involve students in ongoing research projects and in 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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Programme facts

Facts

Degree: Master of Science in Natural Resources Management
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSNARM
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Location: Norway, Trondheim, Gløshaugen

The Faculty of Natural Sciences

How to apply

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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

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