International Environment and Development Studies

International Environment and Development Studies

Bachelor Programmes 3 years

Following the chayote market chain in Hua Bin province, NW Vietnam.

Following the chayote market chain in Hua Bin province, NW Vietnam.

Neil Palmer (CIAT).

NMBU offers a unique combination of social science and natural science approaches to the study of international environment and development issues, including an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods.


Higher Education Entrance Qualification + ENG4

Study start
Autumn 2020
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A great deal of attention is given to social justice, environmental sustainability, ecological and social resilience, political ecology, natural resource management, resource conflicts, development policies and politics, the effects of planned development interventions, and gender and development issues.

The program consists of compulsory and elective courses. These can be chosen among a variety of courses at NMBU or other universities in Norway or abroad. We recommend that you spend one semester abroad on exchange, and we encourage you to participate in our one-month field course (currently in Tanzania and India).

Job opportunities

The program provides a sound basis for further studies within:

  • Development studies
  • Environmental studies
  • International relations
  • Resources management or ecology. 

Graduates are qualified for several of NMBU's Master degrees or may find employment in a wide range of national and international institutions, including government agencies and non-governmental development organizations.

Learning outcomes

You will examine societal and environmental change in a historical, comparative and global perspective.

The program considers the specificity of different societies in terms of history, ecology, culture and technology. It introduces the students to critical reflection on how these differences translate into local responses to regional or global processes.

International Environment and Development Studies is a dynamic and evolving field of study.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification to Norwegian Universities for international applicants. Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with the NMBU regulations.

You can find general information on admission to NMBU here.

"The program was organized to ensure that you receive valuable insights into theoretical understandings of development, by the hand of excellent professors".

Jonathan Telfer, Programme Advisor ADRA