Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA)

Master's programme: Management of Natural Resources (M-NF)
Compulsory courses for students starting autumn 2023:
YearSemester5 ects10 ects15 ects20 ects25 ects30 ects
22025Spring parallelMASTER'S
January block 
2024Autumn parallelMaster's
August block 
12024June blockField work, thesis 
Spring parallelAPL
January block 
2023Autumn parallelJUS
August blockNATF302
Master's programme,
compulsory courses
* MINA321 can be taken in the January block (english version), as a replacement for MINA320.
** NATF301 can be replaced by NATF370.

Compulsory for students without background in statistics:
STAT100Statistics10 ects  Aut p or spr p
Similar course from other institutions approved on application

In addition one of the following subjects in methodology must be chosen:
MAST301Planning the Master Thesis for Urban and regional planning5 ects  Spr p + aut p
MINA310Methods in Natural Sciences5 ects  Spring parallel
MINA311Social Science Research Methods in Nature-based Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management10 ects  Spring parallel

In addition at least 15 ects and at least two of the following 300-level courses, including the prerequisites, must be taken in order to obtain a Master's degree in Management of Natural Resources:
ECN375Natural Resource and Environmental Economics - theory and applications10 ects  Spring parallel
ECOL310Global Change Ecology5 ects  Autumn parallel
ECOL350Restoration Ecology5 ects  Spring parallel
ECOL380The Ecology and Management of Rivers and Lakes10 ects  Spring parallel
EDS330Political Ecology10 ects  Spring parallel
EDS348Global Environmental Governance10 ects  Spring parallel
FMI310Environmental Pollutants and Ecotoxicology10 ects  Spring parallel
JUS320Planning and Building Law5 ects  Spring parallel
LAA361Regional Landscape Planning and Community Development - Module 110 ects  Autumn parallel
LAA370Landscape Ecology15 ects  Spring parallel
NATF300Conservation Biology5 ects  Autumn parallel
NATF330Wildlife Management10 ects  Autumn parallel
NATF340Management of Fish Communities10 ects  Autumn parallel
REIS300Nature-based Tourism10 ects  Autumn parallel
REIS320Visitor Management in Recreational and Protected Areas5 ects  Spring parallel
SKOG304Forest Ecology10 ects  Spring parallel
VANN300Water Pollution10 ects  Autumn parallel

The students work with either a 30 or 45 credits Master's thesis.
45 ECTS is recommended master's theses with fieldwork / lab work and large amounts of data to be analyzed, and which extends over the entire last academic year.
30 ECTS is recommended for master's theses of a more theoretical nature.

Programme coordinator 2023: Klanderud, Kari
Student advisor 2023: Arestøl, Espen

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Studieprogrammer ved MINA
studieåret 2023/2024:

  - GRUNN Grunnstudium
  - B-FORNY Fornybar energi
  - B-MILJØ Miljøvitenskap
  - B-SF Skogfag
  - B-ØN Økologi og naturforvaltning
  - M-FORNY Fornybar energi
  - M-MILJØ Miljøvitenskap
  - M-REIS Naturbasert reiseliv
  - M-NF Naturforvaltning
  - M-SF Skogfag
  - M-ECOL Økologi
This structure is only valid for the students starting autumn 2023. It is also possible to watch the structure for other year classes:
· Start of study 2024
  (Subject to change)
★ Start of study 2023
· Start of study 2022
· Start of study 2021
· Start of study 2020
· Start of study 2019
· Start of study 2018
· Start of study 2017
· Start of study 2016
· Start of study 2015
· Start of study 2014
· Start of study 2013
· Start of study 2012
· Start of study 2011
· Start of study 2010
· Start of study 2009
· Start of study 2008
· Start of study 2007
· Start of study 2006