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Master's Degree Programme in Risk Management and Circular Economy (Natural Resources), Master of Natural Resources: 60 cr
Master of Natural Resources

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Silja Kostia
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Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

The qualification awarded is Master of Natural resources. The programme corresponds to the competence framework described in European Qualification Framework (EQF) and the National Quality Framework (NQF). The master’s degree corresponds to the competence level 7.

Special Admission Requirements

Master's degree is designed for people who have the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree at and at least two years of work experience in a relevant field after graduation. General admission criteria see TAMK’s websites.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer allows the student to apply for recognition of previous higher education to the studied degree, if they meet the competence objectives of the degree programme.
Credit transfer follows the specific policies and procedures of TAMK.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Profile of the Programme

Due to the growing global consumption of raw materials and global warming, there is a growing need for experts with the capacity to assess product and service life cycles and to improve material efficiency. In addition to technical know-how, experts must have the expertise in sustainability and economics. The design of products and services must also take into account their lifetime extension, reuse and recycling.

Competences developed
After completing the studies, graduates have specialized knowledge of the circular economy principles and practices related to risk management and circular economy. Graduates can apply and use life cycle assessment (LCA), sustainability and risk management tools to ensure safe and sustainable products and services and taking into account the principles and opportunities of circular economy approach as well as risks involved. They are able to pose questions outside their own field of expertise and question traditional approaches in a critical manner and suggest new, innovative solutions based on circular economy principles. They also have skills to design and apply new methods, tools and strategies in complex and demanding cases, where sustainable methods in production and services are needed to apply, revise or invent.
The graduates are able to communicate responsibly and effectively both in professional, academic environment as well as with a wider audience.

Key Learning Outcomes

Risk Management and Circular Economy is an Master's degree program taught in English. The education focuses on innovative problem solving and planning for the circular economy and on the development of new methods, approaches and technologies.

Aim of the programme
This Master’s programme aims to provide the society with highly qualified experts who have
1. Profound and forefront knowledge about circular economy and its effects, possibilities and risks in the society. A special emphasis is put to the latest research information available and incorporating the recent findings to the ongoing studies.
2. Ability and skills to solve demanding and profound problems and analyse analyse possibilities and risks involved in the innovations and approaches in circular economy applications in the society and industry in accordance with the UN Nation Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
3. Skills and competences to design complex systems and strategies to implement circular economy approach taking into account the possible risks and challenges involved.

The participants will share knowledge by teamwork and design together new methods to solve demanding working life problems in the field of circular economy. The participants can apply their knowledge and skills in combining risk management and circular economy together.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

This Master's programme provides specialists that have expertise in risk management and circular economy principles and practices. Graduates will be able to apply and use LCA, sustainability and risk management measures to ensure products and services.

Access to Further Studies

The degree is Master of Business Administration. It produces the same eligibility for public offices as a Master’s degree from a university. The student may also apply for doctoral studies at a university.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of completed courses is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with the students at the beginning of each course. The detailed information and criteria can be found in the course implementation plan. TAMK’s degree regulations are followed in implementation and assessment.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate the student needs to complete the studies in accordance to the curriculum.

Mode of Study

This Master's degree programme is 60 credits in extent and it takes 1.5 years to complete. The studies are mainly on-line courses including four intensive study weeks in Finland (4 days per week). It is possible to study on this master's programme while working full-time.
The studies include advanced professional studies 25 credits, master´s thesis 30 credits and free-choice studies 5 credits. In addition to these, the students with degree in business administration will study general master’s studies 30 cr in extent (totally 90 credits).

Development of the Programme

The curriculum is developed in cooperation with TAMK’s other Master’s degree Programmes. Working life cooperation is implemented e.g. through students' Master thesises and an international advisory board. Student feedback is collected regularly and applied constantly. Alumni feedback is collected regularly through online surveys.