University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

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Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (MNRES)

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Environmental StudiesNatural Resources Management and PolicyNatural Resources/Conservation, General
Description The Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (MNRES) is designed to integrate the complementary aspects of resource and environmental issues. It focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to melding traditional science with social science perspectives, and resource planning and management. This degree is designed to attract students from a diverse range of backgrounds and aspirations, who share an interest in looking beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. The MNRES degree is one Master's degree route within the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Graduate Program (the others are a MA and a MSc). The MNRES is the only one of the three that fully embraces the interdisciplinary philosophy of the NRES Graduate Program. There are three factors that determine whether a student pursues the MNRES degree: 1) student's background; 2) elective courses undertaken at UNBC and 3) thesis topic. Depending on individualized learning objectives, the MNRES degree allows flexibility in choosing a research emphasis in the social, planned, or natural environments from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Website: Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (MNRES) at University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants must also provide a completed Teaching Assistantship Application and a completed Funding Worksheet. Both forms are included with the application material for this program. Normally, at least two of the three letters of recommendation, exclusive of any letter provided by an intended supervisor, must be from individuals who are able to comment on the applicant's academic and research potential.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: May 07, 2015