• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Natural Resource Management programme at Novia University of Applied Sciences is for students who wish to deepen their knowledge in sustainable management of natural resources. The studies has a special focus on bioeconomy, i.e., the use of renewable natural resources for producing food, energy, products and services.


During this Natural Resource Management Master’s Degree Programme at Novia University of Applied Sciences, you will obtain skills in participatory processes and conflict management in the field of natural resource management. You will also gain advanced project management and leadership skills and be able to improve your communication skills. The degree title is Master of Natural Resources.

The studies comprise 60 ECTS (30 ECTS consist of 7 courses and 30 ECTS of the thesis) and are completed in two years. The major part of the studies and instruction is conducted using a learning platform. The thesis work is realized as a research and development project related to working life.

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers in e.g., governmental departments and agencies, environmental agencies (private and public), consulting companies, producers of products from natural resources, and non-governmental organizations. A future career in research and development is also a possibility, as well as becoming self-employed.


Under the Finnish legislation, a person who has completed a Master’s degree is qualified for positions for which the qualification requirement is a second-cycle higher education degree. In some cases, the qualification requirement also includes the completion of studies in certain specified fields of study. The degree falls under the Article 11 of the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications, level e.

Final Project

The thesis comprises of 30 ECTS, and often acts as a bridge between study and work, and gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical models to practical problems. The work becomes part of the student's personal skills profile. Alternatives for the thesis are:

  • a research study (e.g., investigation, mapping, analysis and / or evaluation, enquiry)
  • a development project (e.g. development of working methods or activities)
  • product development (such as a prototype or a model)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Natural Resource Management 
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Research Methodology
  • Basics in GIS
  • Professional Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The degree programme is intended for students who already have a Bachelor’s degree within the field of sustainable management of natural resources judged suitable by Novia UAS (such as agriculture, horticulture, environmental planning, forestry, biology, or natural resources management), as well as a minimum of three years of working experience from the field.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ekenäs

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/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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