Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
In this programme, you will study the correlation between economics and the environment. You will be introduced to subjects such as Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Economics.
You will learn, for example, about how you make the most of different forms of natural resources, for example oil.
Name: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Type: MSc Programme
Duration: 2 years
European transfer credits: 120 ECTS
About the Programme
The programme deals with economics, the environment and natural resources on a national and global level. The common theme is learning how we put our natural resources to use in the best possible way.
The programme combines knowledge from both the social and natural sciences with emphasis placed on economic theories and methods.
You will learn about the interaction and management possibilities in the relationship between economics and physical-biological conditions. You will devote your time to, for example, investigating how to use money efficiently on restoring nature, or how environmental taxes can be used to manage consumption of nitrogen-based fertiliser and chemicals.
You will have courses in, for example:
- Natural Resource Economics, where you learn how to best utilise natural resources economically. These resources can be oil, wood or metals.
- Environmental Economics, where you learn how to value nature in economic terms and how to design and implement environmental policy.
- Applied Ecology, where you, for example, study different theoretic approaches to environmental problems.
- Environmental and Ecotechnology, where you learn about methods to identify and combat environmental problems.
Teaching varies between lectures, seminars, project work in groups and independent work. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.
Read more about Danish teaching methods on www.studyindenmark.dk.
If you choose to complete the master degree programme, you will graduate with the academic title of Master of Science (MSc).
To be admitted to an MSc programme, you must have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate satifies the general entry requirements, see the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation.
The application deadline for MSc programmes varies according to the educational institution. Contact the individual institution for further information regarding its application deadline and forms. Apply directly at the university.
Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.
There is a tuition fee for all full-degree students, unless you are a student from an EU/EEA country, or from Switzerland.
Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
Contact the individual institution for more specific information.
An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around September 1 and February 1.
You can study Environmental and Natural Resource Economics in Copenhagen.
University of Copenhagen
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics can be studied as a 2-year MSc programme (120 ECTS).
You also have the possibility to take single courses or subjects within the programme.
Read more about the programme at www.ku.dk.
Danish Qualification framework
The programme is graded at level 7 in the Danish Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning. The Qualification Framework contains levels 1-8 and defines the expected learning outcome of an education programme. Read more about Qualification Framework for Higher Education.
For Further Information
You can find information on practical issues related to your study visit in Denmark with Danish Agency for International Education, using either of the following links: