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Natural Resources Management

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
18 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

The MSc degree course emphasizes the multidisciplinary aspects of natural resources management. Focus lies on three knowledge clusters: Forestry, Agriculture and Environment.

The world’s population is expected to reach nine billion people by the year 2045. Although the majority will live in cities, the demand for food and other resources will nevertheless place unprecedented pressure on the Earth’s natural environment. Not only increasing population but also growing welfare leads directly, or indirectly, to problems such as deforestation, overgrazing, and the contamination of land and water resources.

In recent years, we have become increasingly aware that many environmental issues, such as climate change, transcend national boundaries. As evidenced by the seventh of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, which relates to environmental sustainability, as well as other international agendas and agreements, the management of the Earth’s natural resources is of concern to us all. With developments in remote sensing technology, we are now able to observe the Earth’s surface in great detail and almost continuously. Never before has it been so easy to monitor and map our natural environment.

With developments in remote sensing technology, we are now able to observe the Earth’s surface in great detail and almost continuously. Never before has it been so easy to monitor and map our natural environment. Yet an ability to monitor and map processes such as deforestation, land use change and environmental degradation is only the first step towards solving these problems. 

The MSc degree course Natural Resources Management not only emphasizes the multidisciplinary aspects of natural resources management but also offers you the opportunity for in-depth study in your particular field of interest. The Department of Natural Resources has particular teaching and research experience in three knowledge clusters: Forestry, Agriculture and Environment.

Natural Resources Management Curriculum

Subjects
Natural Resources Management (NRM), Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), NRM systems analysis, information management, mapping, monitoring and modeling in various fields of NRM, research techniques, advanced elective topics and individual research.

Objectives
On completion of the Natural Resources Management programme, participants will be able to 1) collect, interpret, manage and use Geo-information to support decision making processes in the broad field of Natural Resources Management 2) design, plan and execute an individual research project and defend this work.

Instruction Modes
Lectures and practicals, self-study, multi-disciplinary project work and hands-on case studies, fieldwork, discussion groups and assignments, computer assisted analysis and multi-media exercises.

Natural Resources Management Related Programs

Besides the Natural Resources Management MSc program, University of Twente offers a range of other Environmental Sciences programs such as the Master Applied Earth Sciences

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Natural Resources Management Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Natural Resources Management will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at the University of Twente

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Natural Resources Management program

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognized university, in a discipline relevant to the programme.

Professional experience

Several years of work experience in a relevant field is recommended.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2

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