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Master programme in Natural Resource Governance

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
The master’s in Natural Resource Governance is a multidisciplinary education programme at the advanced level, suitable for students who want to be a part of shaping the sustainable use of natural resources. The programme will give you unique skills that are highly sought-after in the labour market.

The master’s programme in Natural Resource Governance (Naturresursförvaltning) comprises two years of full-time study (120 credits) and leads to a master’s degree. Natural resource governance involves the study of society’s management of the use of natural resources from a multidisciplinary perspective with the aim of achieving sustainable development. The starting point is governance designed through the interaction between state, market and civil society at various administrative levels and over time.

Description

In the first academic year, you will take courses that introduce you to the field of Natural Resource Governance – the concepts, stakeholders, natural resources, laws and regulations – and which analyse target and land use conflicts in the use and management of natural resources. During the second academic year, you will take courses on social science theories and methods in the study of natural resource management. Alongside these you will also take optional courses, alternatively specialisation specific courses, in history, economics or political science. The programme ends with a degree project worth 30 credits in Natural Resource Management. The programme courses are interdisciplinary with an emphasis on social sciences and include project and field-based learning in close collaboration with various public stakeholders.

The programme consists of a total of 120 higher education credits, 105 credits of which are compulsory courses at the advanced level (including your degree project) and 15 credits of specialization-specific or optional courses. You may choose to specialize in history, economics or political science. Specialization must be chosen at the time of application, see the special prerequisites for more information.

For admission to a degree project course, the prerequisites specified in the syllabus must be met. Specific information about the application and admission procedures for degree projects are set by the department offering the course.

A beginner’s course in Swedish worth three higher education credits is available for foreign students. This course is not included in the degree and is offered in addition to the compulsory courses in the programme.

Labour market

After completing your degree, opportunities to work for a wide variety of government agencies and organizations involved with governing natural resource use and management will be open to you, such as in local authorities and regions, county administrative boards and other authorities. You may also work for private companies or other national and international organizations involved in natural resource and land use issues.

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Application
Master programme in Natural Resource Governance specialisation Economics,
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Luleå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-90932
2023-01-16
5

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen (180 credits) in which the main field of study (at least 90 credits, including a thesis of at least 15 credits) is economics.Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6.

More information about English language requirements

Selection

The selection is based on 30-285 credits

Open for late application
Apply here

Application
Master programme in Natural Resource Governance specialisation History,
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Luleå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-90933
2023-01-16
5

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen (180 credits) in which the main field of study (at least 90 credits, including a thesis of at least 15 credits) is history. Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6

More information about English language requirements

Selection

The selection is based on 30-285 credits

Open for late application
Apply here

Application
Master programme in Natural Resource Governance specialisation Political Science,
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Luleå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-90931
2023-01-16
5

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen (180 credits) in which the main field of study (at least 90 credits, including a thesis of at least 15 credits) is political science. Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6.

More information about English language requirements

Selection

The selection is based on 30-285 credits

Open for late application
Apply here

Application
Natural Resource Governance,
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Luleå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-90000
2023-01-16
5

Entry requirements

Academic degree, minimum 180 ECTS of which at least 90 ECTS in social-, technical- or natural science subjects.Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6

More information about English language requirements

Selection

The selection is based on 30-285 credits

Open for late application
Apply here

Do you want to know more about the programme?

The programme syllabus includes a description of the programme structure and its courses. The study schedule shows the order in which the courses in the programme are carried out. The qualification descriptor includes local and central requirements that must be met for a particular degree.

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Dag Avango

Dag Avango, Professor and Head of Subject

Organisation: History, Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Phone: +46 (0)920 491573