Curricula 2016–

D = full-time studies
F = part-time studies

Master of Natural Resources, Natural Resource Management (60 cr)

Degree: Master of Natural Resources
Qualification title: Master of Natural Resources
Duration of studies: 2 years
Study type: Part-timePart-time
Realization plans

Advanced Professional Studies

NRM14ME115   16 cr

Natural Resource Management

The student:
- is able to identify and analyse the factors that affect the utilization and management of natural resources
- is well acquainted with national and international legislation and other control mechanisms which affect the management of natural resources
- is able to apply planning methods and tools for the sustainable utilization of natural resources
- has good knowledge of how one facilitates the participation and contribution of interested parties in the decision making and implementation of natural resources management
- has a good knowledge of how the management and utilization of various natural resources are connected and sees the possibilities in the development of integrated administration
5    5 cr

Sustainable Coastal Management

The student:
- has a broad understanding of that the well-being of populations and the economic viability of many businesses in coastal zones depend on the environmental status of these areas
- is familiar with the use of long term management tools, such as integrated coastal management, to enhance the protection of coastal resources whilst increasing the efficiency of their uses.
- has the knowledge on how to decrease risks for excessive exploitation of natural coastal resources in order to protect biodiversity and habitats
3    3 cr

Natural Resource Economics

The student:
- has a deep understanding of the importance of natural resources for human welfare as well as why sustainable use of natural resources is necessary for economic growth and welfare
- understands the role of market mechanisms in resource allocation and how market failures affects environmental quality and human welfare,
- can apply, within his/her own field, economic reasoning in analysis of environmental problems as well as efficient resource allocation and how these problems can be solved by implementation market-based and administrative instruments,
- is familiar with methods evaluating social net benefits of environmental protection as well as cost efficiency and what sorts of methods are used for economic valuation of environmental benefits
- understands importance of EU:s and national policies and strategies to promote efficient resource allocation and sustainable development,
 5   5 cr

Research Methodology

The student:
- can conduct a literature search and identify relevant literature from quality assured and peer reviewed sources
- knows how to work according to the scientific methods of relevance for the field
- is able to in detail plan a scientific study and is able to analyze and present research findings
- is familiar with the fundamentals of scientific writing and presentation of scientific text
3    3 cr
NRM14LC410   14 cr

Professional Communication

The student:
- knows how to find, assess and summarize information as well as data related to natural resources and environment
- is able to function and appear as an expert within his/her own field and communicate actively in varying professional contexts
- is able to choose forms of communication and convey information taking the target group into account
4    4 cr

Leadership and Project Management

The student:
- is able to understand his/her own actions and is familiar with how one develops one’s own leadership
- has understanding of how one develops the skills to understand and manage others
- is able to understand the courses of action of organizations, groups and individuals within various fields and sectors of society
- is able to apply different project methods and systems for the effective realization of projects and is familiar with various ways to finance and administer research and development work
 5   5 cr

Participatory Processes and Conflict Management

The student:
- has skills to plan, manage and realize participation in processes
- understands how conflicts begin and is able to discuss values and attitudes with different groups of people
- is able to handle conflicts which arise in natural resource management in a professional and constructive manner
 5   5 cr

Elective Studies


Degree Thesis

1020   30 cr

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