International Environment and Development Studies

International Environment and Development Studies

Bachelor Programmes 3 years

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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.

Requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification*

Oppstart
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).

What can you use this qualification for?

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.

What will you learn?

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.

Detailed requirements

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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Programme structure

Showing programme structure for students starting 2020

Study year: 1

Semester: autumn

Programme variant: Compulsory Courses
Emne ECTS
Introduction to Environment and Development 5 Compulsory Course
Introduction to Development Thinking 15 Compulsory Course

Semester: spring

Programme variant: Compulsory Courses
Emne ECTS
Environmental and Sustainability Science 10 Compulsory Course
Introduction to Political Ecology 10 Compulsory Course
Writing seminar 5 Compulsory Course
Study year: 2

Semester: autumn

Programme variant: Compulsory Courses
Emne ECTS
Examen philosophicum 10 Choose at least one Ex. Phil
Examen Philosophicum - Seminar 10 Choose at least one Ex. Phil
Introduction to Research Methods 10 Compulsory Course
Linking Ecological and Social Resilience 10 Compulsory Course
Development Politics 10 Compulsory Course

Semester: spring

Programme variant: Elective courses
Emne ECTS
Environment, Development and Climate Change in Tanzania 10
Programme variant: Compulsory Courses
Emne ECTS
Examen Philosophicum - English option 10 Choose at least one Ex. Phil
Economics for Environment and Development 10 Compulsory Course
General Ecology 10 Compulsory Course
Introduction to Gender and Development 10 Compulsory Course
Study year: 3

Semester: spring

Programme variant: Elective courses
Emne ECTS
Development Challenges in Rural India 10