Natural Resources Management and Development

TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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We offer a master degree in Natural Resources Management and Development at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences). Global population, economic growth and on-going environmental deterioration put increasing pressure on the existing natural systems.


Their ability to provide renewable resources such as food, water and energy is at risk and waning. This calls for specialists and leadership in order to develop and employ managerial, economical, governance, and technical solutions.

The profile of the Master's program in Natural Resources Management and Development at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) is application-oriented. The aim is to educate experts in the field of natural resources management. This requires a diversification of their knowledge and leads to the capability of cross-linked thinking. The answer to complex environment related problems requires economic and managerial competencies more than classical technical knowledge.

The consolidation of different disciplines has not only a methodological dimension but also a cultural and a human one since interdisciplinary team work requires capacities of sharing knowledge and effective communication.

Therefore, the study objectives are focused on

  • achieving a consistent and fundamental understanding of natural and social systems as a basis for the sustainable management of renewable natural resources;
  • defining and analyzing the risks and problems related to inadequate resource uses (land use, overconsumption);
  • selecting and applying the appropriate analytical tools, proper policies and management measures in a given economic, cultural, legal and environmental context on national to local scales;
  • selecting and applying the available resources allocation mechanisms (economic, spatial and strategic planning, political negotiations) in a problem-solving/oriented manner;
  • managing projects and processes related to natural resources management;
  • communicating effectively in multi-stakeholder, intercultural environments with all strata of society;

Programme Structure

Double Degree with Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

  • The two years double degree program is offered in Mexico and Germany with Spanish and English as languages of instruction. 
  • The basic concept of the program is that it is fully based on the two existing Master's programs offered by Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP), Mexico and Cologne University of Applied Sciencs; namely the Mexican program “Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Program on Environmental Sciences – PMPCA” and the German program “Natural Resources Management and Development”.



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

  • Successful applicants to the Master’s program hold an undergraduate degree (at least B.A. or equivalent) in a suitable field, earned at a state or a state-recognized institution of higher education with a final cumulative grade of “satisfactory (3.0)” or better along with the proof of a program-related aptitude. 
  • The Examination Board decides on the suitability of the undergraduate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Semester fee: 280 EUR


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Natural Resources Management and Development
TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)


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