Sustainable Transport and Urban Mobility

Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde) is the most central higher educational institution in Norway offering education within Logistics and Sport Management. Logistics deals with the organization of the flow of products, services and information from the raw materials to the end user, and builds on a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. For a large number of industrial and business companies, achieving high quality logistics operations will be the key competitive factor for future success. Oil and gas companies or other industries dealing with the energy sector are no exception from this. Today, all companies pay attention to what kind of energy source they use. This will be increasingly important in the future, as policy and regulations are likely to become stricter. The combined knowledge of energy markets and energy sources, as well as efficient logistics solutions, makes this program unique.

The international MSc program in Sustainable Transport and Urban Mobility at Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde) starting in August 2021, targets a wide variety of highly motivated students with an interest for studying sustainable transport and urban mobility in an international environment.

The programme focuses on analysis, challenges and problem-solving in sustainable urban and long distance transport, as well as developing the principles of key skills in the field, such as modelling, economic and policy analysis.

The program is held as a full-time program (120 ECTS credits) over two years in Molde, and consists of 90 ECTS credits of course work, and a MSc thesis of 30 ECTS credits in the fourth and final semester.

The entire degree programme is taught and assessed in English and no fees are pay

The Master’s degree will qualify you for positions in a broad range of employment areas in Norway as well as abroad, in transport and management consultancy, local and national government and its agencies, and with major transport operators. It will also make you eligible to apply to study for a PhD.

Admission takes place during the spring semester every year, and the Sustainable Transport and Urban Mobility starts in the middle of August. The program is open for both Norwegian and international applicants who fulfil all the admission requirements, and where applicants from countries outside EU/EEA must document a minimum of NOK 123 519 per academic year to cover their own living expenses for their planned MSc studies. As a recognized state-run specialized university, HiMolde is not charging any tuition fees from Norwegian or international students, but all admitted students have to pay a minor semester fee of NOK 745 per semester. Admitted international students from countries outside EU/EEA will be requested to transfer a minimum of NOK 123 519 to our Deposit Account for International Students within a deadline first stated in the letter of admission. Applicants from these countries must also document the same amount when they forward their online application for admission.

Applicants should have completed a recognized bachelor’s degree equivalent to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits within relevant academic areas: Transport, Logistics, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering/ Organization or Social Economics. In addition, we will accept applicants with a background in social sciences fields of study, if they have minimum 15 ECTS in Mathematics and Statistics.

Admission to the international MSc programs at HiMolde is highly competitive when it comes to grades. Applicants should preferably have an average grade of First Class/First Division or Second Class Upper Division or equivalent grades from their recognized bachelor’s degree/ or from a combination of their bachelor’s and master’s degrees to be considered for admission. Applicants who have completed only a HND (Higher National Diploma) or similar Diploma/Advanced Diploma Educations do not qualify to apply for admission.

International applicants from some countries will be required to fulfil the formal English language requirements by completing a recognized English test with a sufficient score result: IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.0, or a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 on paper based test/ 213 on computer based test/ or 79 on internet based test (TOEFL ITB). A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 53 will also be accepted.

Application deadlines:

1 March 2021: International applicants applying directly from abroad, and applicants who have a temporary residence permit in Norway.

15 April 2021: Applicants who are Norwegian citizens, Nordic citizens (can also apply within 1 March 2021), applicants who already have a permanent residence permit in Norway and EU citizens with a registration certificate in Norway.

Administrative Contact Person International applicants:

Nina Hægbostad, Advisor, Admission Office

Phone: +47 71 21 41 16

Application deadline 1 March 2021
Formal prerequisites Please see our Programme Website
Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Molde
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English