International Environment and Development Studies
Bachelor Programmes 3 years
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
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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).
If you find this program interesting, please read more about the admission- requirements and process here on this website.
Career possibilities: "Finding solutions for sustainable waste management" - Interview with former student
Graduates may find employment in a wide range of national and international institutions, including government agencies and non-governmental development organizations.
The program provides a sound basis for further studies within:
- Development studies
- Environmental studies
- International relations
- Resources management or ecology.
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.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification to Norwegian Universities for international applicants. Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with the NMBU regulations.
"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
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Showing programme structure for students starting 2023
Study year: 1
|Introduction to Environment and Development||5||Compulsory Course|
|Introduction to Development Thinking||15||Compulsory Course|
|Introduction to Research Methods||10||Compulsory Course|
|General Ecology||10||Compulsory Course|
|Examen Philosophicum - English Option||10||Compulsory Course|
|Economics for Environment and Development||10||Compulsory Course|
Study year: 2
|Global Environmental Changes||5||Compulsory Course|
|Linking Ecological and Social Resilience||10||Compulsory Course|
|Global Food Systems and Food Security||10||Compulsory Course|
|Environment, Development and Climate Change in Tanzania||10|
|Introduction to Political Ecology||10||Compulsory Course|
|Human Rights and Development||10||Compulsory Course|
Study year: 3
|Development Challenges in Rural India||10|
|Introduction to Gender and Development||10||Compulsory Course|