Natural Resources Management

Natural Resources Management

Natural Resources Management (Master's Programme)


MSNARM, Sun Jun 23 22:37:51 MEST 2024 | M2

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.

This is what you’ll learn:

  • Demonstrate substantial interdisciplinary knowledge on sustainable management of natural resources for the research area in general and within your 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.
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge in a specific area within the field of natural resource management based upon the research experience from your own Master’s project.
  • Demonstrate substantial skills in choosing the relevant methodological and analytic approaches appropriate for your 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 on social and environmental justice.
  • 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 .

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As a result of developing national and international laws and regulations for sustainable resource use, the demand for professionals with this educational background is increasing.

The MSc programme in Natural Resources Management at NTNU will qualify for positions in public or private sector including businesses and NGOs at all levels, from local and regional to global ones. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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