Curricula 2015–

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

NRM14ME15    15 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
5    5 cr

Natural Resource Economics

The student:
- has a deep understanding of the importance of natural resources for human wellbeing and that sustainable use of natural resources is necessary for economic growth and welfare
- has a wide knowledge of the importance of ecosystem services and how these can be valuated by economic tools
- is able to implement, within his/her own field, methods which make the material- and energy-efficient utilization of natural resources possible
- knows how to analyse the effects and efficiency of different control mechanisms, e.g. carbon credit, environmental taxes and marginal values
- has a good knowledge about the methods used for environmental as well as economical impact assessment and is aware of the short comings of these methods
 5   5 cr
NRM14LC 15   15 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
5    5 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 the utilization of natural resources in a professional and constructive manner
 5   5 cr

Elective Studies


Degree Thesis

1020   30 cr

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