Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Management
Bø - Full time
- Progression of study: Full time
- Campus: Bø
- Teaching model: On Campus
- Application code: 7152
- Study level: Master's degree
- Credits: 120
- Closing dates: Non-EU/EEA applicants may apply from 1 November to 1 December. EU/EEA applicants may apply from 1 February to 15 April.
- Start up: Autumn 2022
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 4
Why Master in Ecology and Environmental Management?
This programme is a multidisciplinary study that gives you a unique combination of professional and management skills. The study includes a broad scope of relevant research questions and challenges within the fields of ecology and environmental management.
Many of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals are central to the study. You will gain a good understanding of different ecosystems (terrestrial and aquatic), key components and processes. You will also learn about the interactions between humans and the environment.
The programme includes relevant method courses, such as statistics, sensorics, molecular methods and genetics.
The master's programme is specifically aimed at applicants with a background in natural sciences.
What kind of job do you qualify for?
Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Management qualifies for a range of jobs in administration and research, depending on the subject areas you specialize in. As examples you can for work with management of game/wildlife and fish populations, conservation of the biodiversity, nature mapping, environmental impact assessment or work related to water resource management and pollution control. Graduates are attractive for both private and public sector.
Contact with working life and relevant employer
Through a well-developed network with regional and national companies in the private and public sector we ensure relevant and updated education. We offer guest lectures and/or visits to relevant companies og organizations in most of the courses. We also offer master theses in collaboration with external partners.
What you will learn
Graduates of the programme possess advanced knowledge within Climate Change and Study Design and Statistics (mandatory courses) in addition to advanced knowledge within several elective courses (i.e. Pollution and Microbiology, Ecotoxicology, Landscape ecology and remote sensing, Habitat Ecology, Applied Molecular Genetics, Applied Conservation Biology, Individual Project).
During the Master Thesis course, in the 3rd and 4th semesters, students will work independently, under supervision, on a chosen project related to terrestrial and aquatic ecology or environmental management.
The study is research and management oriented and provides thorough experience of laboratory and/or fieldwork. Students enrolled in the programme will work both individually and in groups. Theoretical knowledge, practical competence and generic skills are emphasized throughout the study to increase employability.
Gain international experience
Completing part of your degree abroad will provide international experience that will make you even more attractive on the job market.
In the 2nd semester of your Master study in Ecology and Environmental Management, you have the opportunity for international exchange at one of USN’s international partner institutions in Europe, Australia, USA, Canada, India and Guatemala. There are good exchange agreements and funding schemes for studies abroad.
A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each subject plan.Study plan for 2022 autumn
Admission to the Master’s programme requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of 80 ECTS in relevant natural science courses and a cumulative grade point average of C or higher.
You must also fulfil the English requirements, and have a cumulative grade point average equivalent to, or better than, a C in the ECTS system (we do the grade conversion).
Please read all the information about the admission process before you apply.