Master Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change

University of Eastern Finland | Joensuu, Finland
The Master's Degree Programme Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Environmental Policy and Law is a new multidisciplinary two-year Master's degree programme that combines high level teaching with vocationally-oriented educational objectives.

Description of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change


The programme provides advanced training in policy, law and impact assessments for climate change and sustainable management of natural resources.

The programme is based on two alternative majors: Natural Resources Governance and Environmental and Climate Change Law. All students are required to take courses in Natural Resources Governance, Environmental Law and Policy, and in Climate Change Law and Policy before selecting their major.

Who we are?

The Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change is a joint Master's degree programme organized between two disciplines; environmental law and environmental policy. The Master's degree programme is fully administrated through the UEF Law School, although the environmental policy major is based at the UEF Department of Geographical and Historical Studies.

In addition, the programme is part of the Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), established in 2013. UEF Law School is the leading Finnish research institution in the area of natural resources, climate change, energy and environmental law. The CCEEL brings together a range of activities from UEF Law School and provides a common platform for discussion, research and education.

The programme also benefits from the research and education network of the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY) operating at the UEF, representing several disciplines including geography, forest economics and policy, environmental law, history, aesthetics and policy, sociology, education, and tourism studies.

The LYY network brings together the expertise of researchers from a variety of traditional and new fields of study to craft socio-cultural scrutiny of the environment and the use of its resources, with the results then offered to the world. The Institute's researcher network includes over 100 researchers and postgraduate students, as well as 12 professors, representing several disciplines including geography, forest economics and policy, environmental law, history, aesthetics, and policy, sociology, education and tourism studies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February 15
Tuition fee

The Master's Programme in Environmental Policy and Law is free of charge, so there are no tuition fees for Finnish or foreign students.

Not specified
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses include:
  • Major Studies
  • Compulsory Studies
  • University Study Skills
  • Personal Study Plan
  • Introduction to Natural Resources Governance and Climate Change Policy
  • Introduction to European and International Environmental Law
  • Sustainability and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Policy Instruments
  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Theories and Methods for Social Studies of Environmental Issues
  • Community Relations and Conflict Mediation in Natural Resources Management or
  • Natural Resource Governance

Requirements for Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent university degree in an appropriate field;
  • Proof of English language proficiency;
  • Letter of motivation in English;
  • Letter of recommendation in English;
  • Copy of passport photo page or
  • Interview.

Work Experience for Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change

No work experience is required.

More Information

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.
Shivprasad - India

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Prepare yourself for Master degree

Find a Preparation Course
  • Reset
Compare Programmes