Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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This Master of Science in Economics at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) makes economists well suited to work on issues in environmental policy, energy systems, development aid, enterprise development, trade policy and general economic policy. 


This Master of Science in Economics at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) consists of some required theory and methods courses and the option to choose a specialization in one or more sub-disciplines in economics, such as:

  •  Environment, Climate and Energy Economics - Environment and Climate Oriented
  •  Environment, Climate and Energy Economics - Energy Oriented
  • Development and Global Change
  • Financial and Commodity Market Analysis
  • Agri-Food Markets
Each specialization has a set of required core courses that can be supplemented with electives from organizational sciences and business management. Alternatively, you can choose a general program with a more interdisciplinary profile, by selecting electives from other faculties at NMBU such as in natural sciences, technology or other social sciences to tailor your education to your special interests. The completion of the degree culminates with the submission of a thesis and the successful oral defense of the work.Some examples of topics analysed in the programme: • How to integrate environmental effects in economic analysis of ecosystem management, air and water pollution, and climate change. • How to combine economic growth and environmental protection - both at the firm level and at the national level. • How to design and implement international treaties, for example on climate issues.  • How to reduce poverty and manage natural resources to increase human well-being without compromising resources or the environment. • How to organize energy markets to avoid monopolies and market manipulation. • How to analyze consequences of international trade agreements; and• How to explain why food, energy and other commodity prices are so volatile.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Economics of Sustainability
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometric methods
  • Econometrics 
  • Research Methods in Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree in economics or similar.
  • Copy of foreign passport or ID   card
  • Documentation of upper secondary school
  • Documentation of higher education
  • Courses to be completed
  • Translations
  • Documentation of English language proficiency
  • Documentation of financing

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • There are no tuition fees at NMBU.
  • NMBU does not offer scholarships for bachelor or master students. 


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Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)