Entry Requirements 

The common regulations for Masters Degrees in the University shall apply. The general regulations for all Masters Degrees in the School of Environmental Studies shall apply. The following shall be eligible for admission to pursue the Master of Environmental Science degree course: 

  • A holder of Bachelor's Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in 
  • Environmental Science, Environmental Education, Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Physical Science, Biological Sciences Technology, Agriculture or Engineering.
  • Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade "C" and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

Mode of Study
The Master of Environmental Science Programme shall be a full time programme extending over
a minimum period of 18 months but not more than two years. In the first year, students shall take a minimum of 10 units (i.e.5 per semester) of which 6 will be core units for all Masters students and 5 will be electives, that is, one unit chosen from each of the five areas of specialization offered by the Department: Natural Resources; Pollution Control and Industrial Safety; Environment and Urbanization; and Energy and Environment. In the second year of study, students shall concen- trate on their research work and submit a thesis (8 units).

The degree to be awarded is designated: Master of Environmental Science.

Examination Requirements
The general University examination regulations shall apply. Students enrolled for the Master
of Environmental Science degree programme will be expected to take written examinations on all taught courses. Assessment of each unit shall be done at the end of the semester in which it is taught. The written examination will constitute 70% of the total marks while the coursework assessment tests will constitute 30% of the total marks per unit. The pass mark shall be 50%. Every student must do research in the second year and submit a thesis for examination. Theses will be examined and classified as Pass or Fail.



Unit Code and Title 

ENS 800: Environment and Development
ESU 800: Statistics
ESU 801: Research Methods
ENS 801: Global Warming and Climate Change
ENS 806: Mineral Resources and Sustainable Development
ENS 807: Toxic Substances and Environmental Health
ENS 808: Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development
ENS 809: Energy Resources for Sustainable Development

Electives (Students to select 2 units)
ESU 802: Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
ENS 802: Nature and Biodiversity Conservation
ENS 803: Water Resources Management
ENS 804: Food Resources Production and Security
ENS 805: Wildlife and Forest Resources Management