Natural Resources Management


All applicants must submit a pre-task (research plan for Master’s thesis) no later than 22 May 2020 at 3 pm (Finnish time). 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 be uploaded in the online application form. 

Entrance Examination

All eligible applicants with approved pre-tasks will be invited to the entrance examination. The entrance examination will be held online 9 June 2020 at 9-12 am (Finnish time).

The entrance examination will include

  • a written test and
  • a English language test as included in the entrance examination which 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 admitted.

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 at (the link to the material are: and