Profile and Career

The two-year MSc programme in Environment and Development combines a scientific approach to environmental resource challenges, particularly in lower income countries.

You specialise in either Agriculture and Ecology or Livelihoods and Governance. No matter which specialisation you choose, the programme gives you a solid methodological and field-based training.

Competence Description

As a graduate in Environment and Development and an expert on development, you are, among other things, able to:

  • provide a detailed account and critical evaluation of current theories on sustainable use and management of renewable natural resources, including in lower income countries.
  • distinguish sustainable and livelihood-related issues in connection to natural resource use and management.
  • carry out research, advisory, and policy-related activities related to environmental resources and development.
  • identify and analyse research issues and communicate these to the general public.

Career Opportunities

The programme gives you career opportunities within development in developing countries. As an MSc in Environment and Development, you can, among other things:

  • find employment with companies engaging in fair trade, ecology, and global trade e.g., certification, labelling, purchasing, and sales.
  • become a consultant in a Danish or international organisation specialising in environmental resources and development e.g., the UN’s environment and agriculture organisations UNEP and FAO, or the EU.
  • work in one of the many organisations focusing on interventions in lower income countries e.g., the Red Cross, Fairtrade, CARE, DanChurchAid, and Save the Children.
  • work within research in Denmark or at an international research institution e.g., at universities, CGIAR institutions, and government research institutions.