Master of Science in Environmental Science

Overview

The Master of Science in Environmental Sciences [MSc in Env. Sc.] is a programme of study developed in recognition of the importance of environmental concerns in today's world.The programme aims to provide academic knowledge and training needed to tackle environmental problems through a multi-disciplinary approach. The MSc (Env.Sci) programme involves courses from four faculties (Natural Sciences, Engineering Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences & Education) of the OUSL. This represents the multi -disciplinary nature of the programme. It is a 60 credit programme, made up of 30 credits at Level 9 and 30 credits at Level 10 (credit rating is the expression used in the OUSL to denote the "academic value" of a course).

Programme Structure

Year 1

  1. Environmental Law
  2. Environmental Economics and Management
  3. Environmental Pollution
  4. Environment, Society and Development
  5. Understanding the Environment
  6. Environmental Policy Planning and Assessment

Year 2 
Research Project + Three Elective Courses 
Elective Courses

  1. Biodiversity Conservation and Management
  2. Protected Area Planning and Management
  3. Climate Change
  4. Environmental Communication and Education
  5. Aquatic Resources and their Management
  6. Philosophy of Science
  7. Cleaner Production
  8. Eco-toxicology and Pollution Management
  9. Environmental Geology and Health
  10. Waste Management and Resource Recovery

General

Programme Code :

MF

Programme Category :

Masters Degree Programme

Conducted by :

Centre for Environmental Studies & Sustainable Development (CESSD)

Programme duration :

Minimum 2 years

Discipline(s) / Course(s) :

The MSc (Env.Sci) programme involves courses from four faculties (Natural Science, Engineering Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences & Education) of the OUSL.

Admission

As the MSc (Env.Sci) is a postgraduate programme, graduates from a recognized university or those who possess any other higher qualification acceptable to the Senate of OUSL will be eligible to apply.

Application

Accepting On-line Applications:

04th November 2018

Closing Date for On-line Applications:

04th December 2018

Programme Registration date:

04th,05th January 2019

Finance

Registration Fee

Rs.      1,000.00

Facility Fee

Rs.      1,500.00

Library Fee

Rs.         200.00

Practical/Field Visits Fee

Rs.      2,300.00

Tuition Fee

Rs.       180,000.00

Total

Rs.       185,000.00

Note: Foreign students will be charged as follows:

Developed Countries - US$ 160(per credit)

Developing Countries - US$ 80(per credit)

fees can be paid in installments(4)

Those who fail in examination are required to re-registration and to pay for courses which they have repeated

Further Details

This Post Graduate Degree programme is conducted by Centre for Environmental Studies & Sustainable Development (CESSD). contact the Head-CESSD, Dr. (Mrs) T. K. Weerasignhe for further details.
 

Address :

Head, Centre for Environmental Studies & Sustainable Development, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.

Contact :

011 288 1423

Email :

tkwee@ou.ac.lk

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