Natural Resources Management


All applicants must upload a pre-task (research plan for Master’s thesis) no later than 25 January 2023 at 3 pm Finnish time in the online application form. 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

Entrance Examination

All eligible applicants with an approved pre-task will be invited to the entrance examination. The entrance examination will be held online 7 March 2023. The exact time will be included in the invitation e-mail. 

The online entrance examination will include 

  • a written test
  • an 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.

In cases of equal admission scores, applicants will be automatically ranked by lots drawn by a computer system.

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