Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric) 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.
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).
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.
Study start: Autumn 2020
Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric), Norway