Study programme learning outcomes

The basic aim of the study programme is to provide general and specific economic knowledge in the wide field of managing natural resources. Graduates are qualified for understanding the economic and legal-political aspects on the level of farms, companies, non-governmental groups and state administration. The study is planned to be multidisciplinary, project based and builds new development profiles of graduates who take key responsible positions in the bussines and state administration in the sphere of management of natural resources.


Mode of study

Available enrolment slots: 25 slots for full-time study, 2 slots for Slovenes without Slovene citizenship and foreigners and 7 slots for parallel studies. 


Official duration of the study programme in credits and years

The second cycle master's study programme ECONOMICS OF NATURAL RESOURCES lasts 2 years (4 semesters) and has a workload of 120 ECTS. Students are required to complete 60 ECTS each year.


Name of qualification and title conferred

  • magister ekonomike naravnih virov ali
  • magistrica ekonomike naravnih virov
  • mag. ekon. nar. virov

Admission requirements

Access to the master's study programme Economics of Natural Resources is granted to candidates who completed one of the following study programmes:

a) a first cycle Bologna study programme in the following professional fields: agronomy, animal husbandry or animal production, biology, forestry, wood science and technology, food science, microbiology, biotechnology, landscape architecture.

b) a first cycle Bologna study programme in other professional fields, worth at least 180 ECTS, provided that the candidates additionaly complete 10 - 60 ECTS from courses of first cycle Bologna study programmes in the following professional fields: agronomy, animal husbandry or animal production, biology, forestry, wood science and technology, food science, microbiology, biotechnology, landscape architecture: a) graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (mathematics, quantitative methods or statistics) complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses, b) graduates of all other professional fields who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

c) a pre-Bologna professional study programme in the following professional fields: agronomy, animal husbandry or animal production, biology, forestry, wood science and technology, food science, microbiology, biotechnology, landscape architecture.

d) a pre-Bologna or Bologna professional study programme in other professional fields, provided that the candidates additionaly complete 10 - 60 ECTS from courses of first cycle academic and professional study programmes in the following professional fields: agronomy, animal husbandry or animal production, biology, forestry, wood science and technology, food science, microbiology, biotechnology, landscape architecture: a) graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (mathematics, quantitative methods or statistics) complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses, b) graduates of all other professional fields who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

Admission to the programme is also granted to candidates who have completed equivalent education abroad, and who enrol under the same requirements which apply for candidates who completed their education in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in the study programme they must complete the procedure for recognition of education for the purpose of further study.

In case of limited enrolment the following selection criteria apply:
- candidates referred to in points a) and b) are selected on the basis of grades in exams passed; candidates under point a) on the basis of the average grade of undergraduate studies, and candidates under point b) on the basis of the average grade of undergraduate studies and exams that are a condition for enrolment.
- candidates referred to in points c) and d) are selected on the basis of grades in exams passed; candidates under point c) on the basis of the average grade of undergraduate studies, and candidates under point b) on the basis of the average grade of undergraduate studies and exams that are a condition for enrolment; preference will be given to candidates who have gained the higher number of ECTS from the group of subjects: mathematics, statistics, economics, sociology; with candidates with the same number of ECTS in the aforementioned subjects, success in undergraduate studies (average exam grade) will be taken into account.


Number of applications and limitations in the past 4 years: 
- 2022/23: number of applications (first priority): 9 – no limitation
- 2021/22: no enrolment in the 1st year
- 2020/21: number of applications (first priority): 14 – no limitation 
- 2019/20: no enrolment in the 1st year


Advancement requirements

Conditions for progression to Year 2:
A student may enrol in Year 2 if he completes all study requirements of Year 1 and completes 48 ECTS by the end of the academic year. The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the progression from Year 1 to Year 2 for a student who does not meet the requirement, if the student can provide justifiable reasons in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Conditions for repeating a year:
Students can repeat a year provided that they complete study requirements in a total amount of at least 30 ECTS.

During their course of study students may only once repeat a year or change their study programme owing to non-fulfilment of requirements.


Transfer between study programmes

A transfer between study programmes means termination of education in the first study programme and continuation of studies in another study programme. A transfer is possible only if the the candidates meet the requirements for enrolment in the new study programme. Tansfers between various study programmes for obtaining the same level of education is possible if at least 50% of ECTS of the first study programme can be recognised (i.e. if at least 30 ECTS can be recognised in the first year of the new study programme).

Transfers are possible:
a) for candidates from second cycle Bologna master's study programmes:
- in professional fields of the Biotechnical faculty UL. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.
- in other professional fields and of other faculties. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.

b) for graduates of pre-Bologna study programmes:
- from academic study programmes in the following fields: agronomy, animal husbandry or animal production, biology, forestry, wood science and technology, food science, microbiology, biotechnology, landscape architecture. The candidates are enrolled in Year 2. In order to complete the study programme, they shall successfully defend a master thesis.
- from academic study programmes in other fields: if candidates meet the requirements for enrolment, they are enrolled in Year 2. The requirements for completion of the study programme to the extent of 60 ECTS (including a successful defence of a master thesis) are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.