Natural Resource Management

Pre-task - Natural Resource Management

All applicants must submit a pre-task (research plan for Master's thesis) no later than 8 February 2017. Pre-tasks submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants who have not submitted a pre-task will not be considered. The pre-task must be approved in order for the applicant to be invited to the entrance examination. The pre-task is evaluated on a pass or fail basis.

The thesis work in this master's degree programme (30 credits) is to be realized as a research and development project related to working life. As a pre-task you should write a preliminary research plan (approximately 4-5 A4 pages) for your thesis work with the following included:

  • a preliminary title
  • a description of the topic of your chosen research and development project
  • background and description of why the topic is important
  • a description of how your chosen topic is connected to working life

The pre-task should preferentially be sent by e-mail to . Alternatively you can send the pre-task by post to Head of Degree Programme Patrik Byholm, Raseborgsvägen 9, FI-10600 Tammisaari, Finland.


Entrance Examination

All eligible applicants with approved pre-tasks will be invited to the entrance examination. The entrance examination will be held only in Raseborg, Finland on 18 April 2017.

The entrance examination will include

  • a written test and
  • an interview. The interview will focus on your pre-task assignment and motivation for studying natural resource management.
  • The English language test included in the entrance examination is mandatory for all applicants. Your language skills will be tested on a pass/fail basis.

If you do not participate in the entrance examination you cannot be admitted. The entrance examination can give you a maximum of 100 points. You must obtain at least 20/100 points in the entrance examination to be considered for admission.

Pre-reading material for the entrance examination 2017:

The pdf-versions of the pre-reading materials Circular economy report in Europe – Developing the knowledge base and The Finnish bioeconomy strategy for the entrance examination in Natural Resource Management can be downloaded by clicking on the name of the report (the link to the material are: and