The International Environment and Development Studies programme of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) integrates development issues with research on environmental problems, typically issues related to natural resource management, resource rights and conflicts, human security, environmental governance, agricultural development and food security. The programme has a clear interdisciplinary profile both in recruitment of candidates and in the topics and problem areas investigated.
Our graduates are employed by both public and private sectors. Some continue in academia, others work in private research foundations, consulting firms or public organisations.
Our graduates, almost without exception, quickly acquire relevant jobs.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Environment and Development Studies by and for PhD students
- Qualitative Methods in Development Studies
- Framing the PhD
- Academic writing and publishing
- Theory of science in development and planning studies
- Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (2019 only)
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesInternational Development Sustainable Development Environmental Sciences
- Letter of Application outlining professional plans and ambitions and describing why the applicant is interested in the programme in International Environment and Development Studies.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contact details of two references.
- Certified Transcript of Grades/Marks for all previous university work.
- Copies of relevant scientific publications.
- IELTS Scores.
- Project Proposal, a project description of max 4000 words presenting the research the applicant wishes to undertake for dissertation.
- Funding Plan and Proof of Funding. PhD studies require funding to meet both personal and research-related expenses.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
Since NMBU is a publicly funded state university, there are no tuition fees. However, most students must pay a small semester fee.
Living costs for Ås
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last 6 months
Check the official programme website for potential updates.