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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Master (2 years) of Science in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus Frederiksberg Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


With an MSc degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, you will know how to deal with environmental and natural resource problems from an economic perspective and with a solid understanding of basic bio-physical relationships relevant for the practical implementation of solutions to these problems.

Climate change, environmental changes and the use of the world’s natural resources have an impact on all of us. Both globally and locally. The future challenges are huge and numerous – after graduation from the MSc programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, you can help solve them. 

For instance, you will know how best to limit pollution using economic instruments, such as for instance green taxes. And you will have an insight into how a country meets its international undertakings concerning CO2 emissions in the least expensive way. And you will be able to assess the economic value of the environment in order to include it in economic decision making.

Read about the structure of the programme

Career Opportunities  

As a graduate from the MSc programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, you have good career opportunities. You will typically be working with focus on environmental and natural resource economic analyses, project assessment, and management and development assignments. You will often be working in a multidisciplinary setting where you, with your knowledge of both social and natural science, are the link between different disciplines, e.g. between economists and biologists and developers and conservationists.This may be in both private companies, public institutions or NGOs – both nationally and internationally.

There is a well-established collaboration between the students and the business community that ensures excellent prospects for internships or project collaborations, providing you with a unique experience and a good network.

Recent graduates from the programme have, for example, found jobs in the EU, the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy, DONG Energy, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the Danish Energy Agency, Coloplast and the World Conservation Union. Furthermore, many graduates have successfully pursued a career in research.


You will be required to have a bachelor's degree that includes a number of specified courses.  Read about the specific admission requirements.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen directly by mail at the following address:  

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

To find out how and when to apply, please see this page. Application takes place through an online application portal. 


There is no tuition fee for full-time degree students from the EU, EEA or Switzerland. For details please see below.  

Further Information

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Non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Frederiksberg Campus


The Frederiksberg Campus houses part of the Faculty of Science with areas of studies including natural and biosciences as well as part of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, including the University Hospital for Companion Animals. It is located a few kilometres west of the city centre in beautiful green surroundings. Frederiksberg is a popular residential area. The Frederiksberg Campus area includes beautful gardens with many facilities for students, including a student-run café in an old greenhouse.

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