Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

Natural Resource Management

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Natural resource management focuses on the need of sustainable management of the Earth's depleting natural resources such as clean water, energy, minerals and biological resources, in relation to the growth of the human population. To answer these pressing issues, professionals need to be able to work in interdisciplinary teams and apply scientific, ecological, economic and social knowledge to come up with holistic solutions.

Study programmes in natural resource management offer science-based core curricula in fields such as biology, resource geology, geography, or social sciences. Courses and specialisations focus on environmental topics like land-use planning, conservation biology, energy use, climate change, renewable resource management, forest and wildlife management, or natural resource policy.

Classes include lectures from leading experts, computer labs, tutorials, as well as relevant fieldwork. Graduates are trained to be able to maintain a dialogue with diverse parties involved in natural resource initiatives. By understanding complex issues, resource managers are involved in implementing sustainable solutions to environmental problems, educating the public, while understanding connections between society and biological systems.

Graduates can find work as consultants or staff in a range of companies and government agencies. They can pursue careers in sustainability planning, environmental project management, wildlife conservation, natural conservation management, natural park management, wildlife biology, fertilizer sales, and more.

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Suggested Masters in Natural Resource Management

M.Sc. Forestry and Natural Resources

With regard to resources of animals, plants, water and soil around us and the belief of sustainable management, our department focuses on discovering the structure, capability and diversity of ecosystems to use natural resources. The Forest and Natural Resources programme is delivered by National Ilan University.

Taiwan
M.Sc. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term. The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics programme is offered at the University of Birmingham.

United Kingdom
Master Management of Forest Resources

This Management of Forest Resources master programme at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Management of Forest Resources: Silviculture and Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences. 

Portugal
M.Sc. Water Management and Governance

Addressing water challenges requires that water managers apply an integrated and interdisciplinary approach, involving hydrological, biophysical, chemical, economic, institutional, legal, policymaking and planning aspects. The Water Management and Governance programme at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education provides such an approach.

Netherlands