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Environmental and Resource Management

Master (2 years) of Environmental and Resource Management, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Exploiting natural and environmental resources, such as fossil fuels, minerals, fish or land, is inherently problematic. Environmental and Resource Management is about solving environmental problems.You will study the interaction and the conflicts between the environment, nature and the society. And you will learn to solve these conflicts by economical, political and technical means. Management courses will teach you how to perform as a leader.

You will work on projects covering everything from idea, analysis, solution and implementation. Projects could be e.g. to investigate an urban areas possibility for reducing CO2 emissions from its transportation sector or to find out whether it is possible from both a technical and economical point of view to have 100% coverage of renewable energy in isolated places.The programme includes social science as well as technical and natural science courses and is based on mandatory and elective courses.

Teaching varies between lectures, classroom instruction and project work together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.

Career Opportunities  

With a Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Management you will attain a set of competencies, which allow you to work with a great number of different tasks in environmental management – both in the public and the private sector, as well as in NGOs and stakeholder organisations.

About the degree

The third semester has a flexible content. In this semester you can do either an internship, follow courses at another university or choose erected elective courses.
The final 6 months will be spent writing your MSc thesis, which will be a scientific research project, often carried out in collaboration with one of university's industrial partners.


A bachelor of science in environmental planning and management or a similar background. 

There is open admission for this degree programme. The rule regarding open admission is applicable only to those of you who have applied before the application deadline. 

Applicants will need to document English at B Level or equivalent to this level.

You can read more about English Language Requirements here

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. The scholarship consists of two parts: full tuition fee waiver and a grant, to help cover living costs amounting to $ 950 per month before taxes. Candidates must come from a non-EU/EEA country and be eligible to pay tuition fees. The scholarship will be awarded to the best qualified of the eligible applicants. All eligible applicants who are offered a study place, will automatically be considered for the scholarship. No separate application is needed. The best-qualified candidates based on points will be awarded the scholarship.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01