The Earth’s population is growing. One of the greatest challenges of our time is to find solutions for increased production of healthy food, while at the same time reducing our ecological footprint and protecting natural resources and ecosystems, and advancing rural development. Oceans and coastal waters—but also lakes and streams—provide amazing resources that must be managed sustainably. Knowledge of modern transdisciplinary methods to implement the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations conventions on ecosystems approach to aquaculture and responsible fisheries are essential for future ocean professionals.
The Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine Bioresources programme of the University of Gothenburg is collaboratively offered by four Nordic Universities: The University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Nord University, Bodø, Norway; Hólar University College, Iceland; and University of Akureyri, Iceland. We also collaborate with the University of New England in Maine, USA. Your mobility as student is facilitated and we combine the research and competences of the partner universities in order to educate a generation of broad-thinking professionals within the area of marine circular economy and utilization of marine bio-resources. Many employers within the area of production and utilization of marine bio-resources require international collaboration, therefore the mandatory mobility between the four Nordic universities and ample possibilities for other mobility is a valuable qualification for future employment.
Preparing you for the future
Our programme targets inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to the interactions between aquaculture, fisheries, and production and utilization of marine bioresources. We address the entire value chain “from ocean to table” and have a clear focus on entrepreneurship. This will prepare you for a wide array of job opportunities—as a doctoral student or in industry—within the area of marine circular economy and blue growth. The four partner universities have extended networks with relevant stakeholders in the private sector, management authorities, and higher education worldwide, and as a student, you will be able to broaden your network within this area.
- The programme begins with one mandatory course (15 credits) that is internet based in combination with sections where all students gather at three of the Nordic partner universities—one week at each—for intensive campus parts.
- At least 30 credits must be obtained at one of the Nordic universities within the programme other than the University of Gothenburg. The second year is dedicated to your individual degree project. The courses occur at various times in the academic year and there are at least 15 recommended courses from each University.
- The 30 credits that need to be obtained from one of the partner universities, can be applied for during the semester before the planned mobility.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesSustainable Development Marine Engineering Marine Studies View 57 other Masters in Sustainable Development in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor's degree (180 credits) in natural science, social science and arts
- English B/English 6 or equivalent. Students with equivalent education may, after supplementary examination, be admitted to the program
- Admission to the masters's programme will be possible through any of the four partner Universities offering this Nordic Master programme in Sustainable production and utilisation of marine bioresources
- The selection process is based on a personal letter motivating the admission that should be attached to the application
International11390 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22780 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Full education cost: 248,000 SEK
- No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
Living costs for Göteborg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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