M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

Uppsala University

24 months
12000 EUR/year
6000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Do you want to make a difference to the environment and the way we use natural resources, but you don't know how? We have developed a Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management programme at Uppsala University in which you study, research, and aim to start your own business.


This Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management programme at Uppsala University will bring together the foundation of your personal career and a paradigm shift in the industry to carefully and sustainably deal with the Earth's resources initiating a real change.During the programme you can expect to:

  • study the complete raw materials value chain and associated circular economy
  • innovatively explore and process new resources
  • learn about sustainable use of resources in products and production processes

SINReM is a joint programme between Uppsala University, the University of Ghent and Freiberg University of Technology and fosters collaboration with raw materials companies. SINReM is co-financed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and consequently fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Career opportunities

  • Start your own company

The SINReM programme prepares you to start your own business. From the beginning of the programme you will meet company founders (successful and unsuccessful) from the raw material sector and have the chance to interview them. 

In the second semester you will get the necessary knowledge and skills for innovation management and IPR as well as some tools for entrepreneurship.You have the chance to go to an industrial partner for hands on training and making practical experience and/or develop your Master's thesis. For creating your own business one of the research transfer/business development departments of the three partner universities and the business developers of EIT RawMaterials are supporting you.

  • Work in industry
Of course the programme also prepares you to become a resource engineer in research departments or technological departments of small, medium and large companies world wide. The broad experience background give you a wide range of opportunities to find the right job for your special talents.
  • Become a researcher
If you like the research process of the Master's thesis and one of the professors likes your work, you get the chance to continue with research by becoming a PhD student. The three university partners and the whole EIT RawMaterials community have a lot of positions in the field for doctoral students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clean technology 
  • Rational use of materials 
  • Environmental inventory techniques 
  • Resource recovery technology 
  • Problems and innovations in the process chain of rare resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
  • Also required is 90 credits in engineering or science (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, earth science, computer science, materials science), of which 10 credits must be in chemistry and 15 credits in mathematics or physics.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /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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