Natural Resources Management


All applicants must submit a pre-task (research plan for Master’s thesis) no later than 29 January 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

Note! Entrance examinations in Finland for English taught Degree Programmes at Novia UAS

In order to comply with the Finnish government recommendations due to the COVID-19 pandemic the entrance examination will not be arranged as planned in March/April 2020.

Universities of applied sciences are making joint backup plans for situation where the entrance examinations can not be conducted as planned. These backup plans will be published on Friday 27 th March.  Plans will be sent to the applicants by email and posted on the website of every UAS.


All eligible applicants with approved pre-tasks will be invited to the entrance examination. The entrance examination will be held on 7 April 2020 on site in Raseborg, Finland, alternately virtually upon request to the head of degree programme.

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