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Master of Natural Resource Management
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 2 Years
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 09MNRT


The Master of Natural Resource Management is a research‐based postgraduate degree designed for registration at NQF Level 9.  The revised Master’s degree is designed to develop students’ scientific research skills in various areas of management of natural  resources  for the purpose of sustainable use. The programme  further aims at equipping students with various methodological  approaches,  and  develop  competence  in  the  application  of  qualitative,  quantitative  and  mixed  research  methods  through  participation in  research  projects  under  the  supervision  of experienced  staff members. The  programme will  provide a  unique  education and required knowledge to finding sustainable solutions for interdisciplinary challenges related to the management  of  natural  resources. The  research  to  be conducted will  be applied in addressing  practical problems  related  to Natural Resource  Management in Namibia and beyond. The unique habitats and aridity of the Namibian environment also makes it necessary for  specialised training and research informed and guided by local experts. This will lead to a better understanding of the Namibian  environment and its biodiversity, which will allow managers in Natural Resource to manage the country’s natural resources more effectively in terms of sustainable utilisation, with the emphasis on conservation as highlighted in NDP5. Graduates will be able to  make meaningful contributions to the development of new knowledge/expertise in their areas of specialisation and to the socio‐ economic development of the country.


Admission Requirements 

Candidates who hold qualifications in Natural Resource Management or related cognate areas at NQF Level 8, or equivalent, from
recognised institutions, may be considered  for admission to this programme. Such qualifications must include a component of 
research methodology and supervised research.

Final selection will be based on a personal interview with a departmental selection panel. Registration prior to the approval of a 
research proposal is provisional and will only become official when the proposal is approved by the Higher Degrees Committee of 
the Namibia University of Science and Technology. These procedures will be fully explained to each prospective student during his 
or her personal interview.

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