M.Sc. On Campus

Natural Resource Economics

Sultan Qaboos University

24 months
18181 USD/year
12986 USD/year
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The Department of Natural Resource Economics (NRE) educates Sultan Qaboos University professionals in the areas of economics and management applied to agriculture, fisheries, water and food industry. NRE offers a Master of Science on Natural Resource Economics and a PhD program. 


The Natural Resource Economics student at Sultan Qaboos University should complete the course work requirements specified in the degree plan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. For the thesis, the candidate is required to conduct the necessary literature review, undertake the research, analyze the results, write the report and communicate the results at an oral defense. 

Learning outcomes

This work need not necessarily be original research, but should be a new application of ideas. The student should identify the research problem in consultation with the supervisor, which normally takes place in the second semester. 

The student should register for the thesis in the third semester after having completed at least 12 credits of the course work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Experimental Design 
  • Research Methods
  • Intermediate Econometrics
  • Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making in Agriculture
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and Project Evaluation
  • Food Market Organization and Structure
  • International Economic Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates from other disciplines may be asked to attend additional bridging courses before starting the program.
  • Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer for full time study or no objection letter for part-time study, addressed to the dean of postgraduate studies at SQU. Un-employed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Public Authority of Manpower Register documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18181 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12986 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Omani 5000 OMR
  • International 7000 OMR

Living costs for Muscat

280 - 437 OMR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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