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Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)

Together with other research institutes established at Aas, UMB provides state-of-the-art knowledge based on a broad range of disciplines. UMB's main objectives are:

  • To be a major player in the field of life sciences, focusing on the core disciplines:
    • biology, food and environmental science
    • land use and natural resource management
    • as well as associated aesthetic and technical subjects
  • To actively contribute to business development and continue to strengthen the scientific basis for agriculture, aquaculture and other industries based on the utilisation of natural resources.

A broad range of study programmes are offered at Bachelor, Master and PhD level.

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Contact (person and/or unit) Ingunn Bohmann/Dept. of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric
Telephone (+47) 64 96 53 31
Programme duration Two years
Programme description The programme brings together natural and social sciences for a comprehensive understanding of environmental challenges and solutions at global as well as local scales. Students will learn about causes and effects of environmental issues related, for instance, to climate change, biodiversity, desertification, and water and land degradation. ; The programme explores challenges linked to governance, power relations and international cooperation. International environmental bodies and policy implications of conventions are considered. Development and sustainability in relation to economic growth, welfare, health, poverty, rights and conflicts are important elements. The programme consists of courses, field research and thesis writing. Field studies can be arranged in several countries in the South. ; The programme prepares students for work in national and international agencies, such as ministries and environmental organisations. They may also find jobs in development aid agencies, schools, research institutions, media and consulting companies.
Application deadline December 1 for international applicants. June1 for holders of a Nordic degree or a Norwegian civic registration number ('person-nummer').
Nokut certification No
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Formal prerequisites A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in a relevant field is required for admission.

Depending on your planned specialisation, your background may be from environmental sciences, ecology, resource management, agriculture, forestry, geography, economics, political science or social science.

Applicants must meet the university’s requirement for English language proficiency.
Tuition No tuition fees
Subject area Other Areas of Study
Degree level Master
City Ås (Norway)
Credits 120
Language of teaching English
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