You will be qualified for tasks related to environmental monitoring, research and education, sustainable forestry and agriculture, biological conservation, bioethics, and a range of technical professions. The Ecology programme has a strong research emphasis, and can be the basis for further Ph.D. studies.
The first year you will tailor your personal study profile by selecting your favourite courses. It will require interactive participation by the students through presentations, short thematic reviews, term papers and discussion sections.
An individual research project, i.e. the master's thesis, is the main focus the second year. Students specializing in Tropical ecology and management of natural resources will collect field data in Africa, Asia, South America or Latin America.
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) specialization in General ecology will give you a thorough understanding of central elements of ecology. You will be able to understand and recognize the complexity of ecosystems. You will have an understanding of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have formed biological diversity, and have an up-to-date knowledge about global change and its impact on organisms and ecosystems. You can choose from a wide range of courses. The specialization in Tropical ecology and management of natural resources will give you solid knowledge about the biology and ecology of the tropics.
It addresses current challenges in tropical ecology like habitat destruction and biodiversity decline. Here the interrelationships between poverty, land-use and nature conservation are central. You will learn about some of the most spectacular areas on earth, and will collect field data in Africa, Asia or Latin America.
The following courses are compulsory for all students:
For students with weak statistical background a course in statistics is recommended.
In addition for students that follow the study direction General Ecology:
... and at least one of the following 300-level courses:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
The applicants must have obtained a Bachelor´s degree, or its equivalent, in natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, natural resource management, agricultural or environmental sciences) with basic knowledge in statistics/research methods.
Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with the UMB regulations for programmes taught in English.
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