Profile and Career - MSc in Nature Management – University of Copenhagen

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Profile and Career

The main objective of the programme is to provide you with high level insight and knowledge to understand how and why human beings interfere with the environment and what consequences this interference might have. This involves knowledge about biological diversity, ecosystems and cultural landscapes as well as knowledge about the legal framework of nature management and the rationale behind national, European and global initiatives to conserve and manage nature and biodiversity.

The programme includes three general pillars:

  • Biology, ecology and the environment – you will get a sound basic knowledge of the most common nature types and important processes in the ecosystem as well as of ecosystem services, e.g. water, biodiversity, carbon storage and recreational options.
  • Management and regulation – you will learn about management and legislation within nature and the environment, providing you with the foundation for plans and projects in for example relation to regulation.
  • The human being as a player – you will gain insight in impact of human beings on landscape development and an understanding of the interests of various groups, including how conflicts can be avoided and resolved.

In the course of the study programme, you will also learn how to integrate the three areas and prepare sustainable overall solutions.

Career Opportunities

The programme offers many career opportunities, and you can work within a number of different areas.

You may find employment within public administration, for instance in municipalities, ministries or government agencies in Denmark, in the EU or internationally. In these public bodies, you may work with nature and planning at an overall strategic level or at a more operational level, for example as a project manager in a specific nature restoration project.

Other opportunities include working as a consultant in private companies, consultancy firms or NGOs. Furthermore, you may find work in international and supranational organisations with political and management-related tasks.

Finally, you may start a research and development career in the university community or other research institutions.

Read about the Programme Structure