You can apply if you hold a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Resource Management or another relevant Bachelors degree. The programme is designed for graduates with a wide range of backgrounds, including planning, social science, geography, natural science, biology, earth science, technology and engineering. You are expected to be able to work with social science as well as technology. Numeric literacy and previous experience with quantitative data and models are an advantage. Depending on your level of expertise in these areas, you may be required to complete supplementary courses.
Graduates will be able to design and conduct analysis of existing or future environmental strategies and policies within an organisation or at a societal level.
As a M.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management your job opportunities will be many: for example working as an advisor for business leaders, who must consider environmental impacts of their decisions and develop competitive advantage.
Environmental leaders will benefit from the business skills in combination with natural science, technical and economic issues in their proposed solutions to environmental problems.
While the study programme is managed by the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), half of the classes are delivered by the Aalborg University Esbjerg (AAUE). SDU is responsible for classes relating to social science, economy and management, while AAUE deals with project work and skill development re-lating to engineering, technology and natural science. Both universities supply supervisors for projects. Students have a supervisor from both universities for their dissertation project.
All compulsory courses are taking place within the first 4 quarters (the first year) accounting for 60 ECTS in total. The 5th and 6th quarter have a flexible content. You will be able to take combinations of elective courses, an internship or an exchange semester, accounting for 30 ECTS. Electives can be taken at the University of Southern Denmark or Aalborg University in Esbjerg, abroad or partly in the form of practical experience (students must prepare reports in order to get credit for this). The Master thesis (30 ECTS) is to be written during the 7th and 8th quarters.
The double degree Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Management required from SDU and Master of Science in Economics, Markets and Management, track Green Economy and Sustainability required from Università degli Studi di Ferrara (UNIFE) is a two year full time study. The first year is at SDU, Campus Esbjerg, whereas the second year accommodated at UNIFE, Ferrara, Italy.
Esbjerg is a city of contrasts. It is young and dynamic with shipping, oil industry and great ambitions within the field of renewable energies. With more than 80,000 inhabitants, Esbjerg is the fifth largest city in Denmark and has a lot to offer in terms of shopping, bars, music, cafés and restaurants. The city of Esbjerg is located on the western coast of Jutland in the middle of a magnificent scenery with white, sandy beaches.
Moreover, the city can be characterized as an important educational city. Esbjerg has been growing as an educational city from year to year, with increasing amounts of study programmes, courses and students. However, the city is not too big for easily finding a relevant student job. Today, the city has more than 5,000 students, of which 1,300-1,400 have chosen to be educated at the University of Southern Denmark. Besides the Danish students, several of Esbjergs educational institutions have a number of students from abroad, who to a great extent contribute to an exciting, international study environment.
Esbjerg is easily accessible. You may arrive by motorway, train or bus. Copenhagen and Hamburg are only approximately 3 hours travel away. The airport of Billund is only a 45 minutes drive from Esbjerg.
In the music hall of Esbjerg Musikhuset Esbjerg it is possible to listen to music, to see plays in the theatre, or experience musicals and other shows. If you want a more 'informal' form of entertainment you can go to Tobakken, which is the music club for rhythmical music. All kinds of concerts are held here rock, pop and jazz. Also local, up-coming bands get a chance to perform here.
If you are looking for entertainment for little money Huset is a great place to go. It is a cultural centre for young people where you are always welcome to meet with fellow students over a cup of coffee and a board game.
Contact and Information:
If you have questions regarding admission and enrolment, please contact:
Secretary for international relations
Ellen M. Andersen
University of Southern Denmark
Niels Bohrs Vej 9
Phone: +45 6550 1103