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MASTERS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (MES)

Programme Summary

Course Name: Masters of ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (MES)
Course Initials:M ES
Duration:  Minimum 18 months
Total Units:  18
Mode of Delivery: Blended Mode: Mixed Online Moodle Platform and Face to Face sessions
 

 

Programmes Informations

The programme is open to candidates with variety of background and interests in either general or specific function area. However, prospective candidates must be graduates from environmental studies, science, engineering, social science or any medical from recognized institution with minimum of B grade. Also, admission may be based on equivalent qualifications as stipulated in the University admission regulations. Each study programme starts at the beginning of the academic year and ended 18 month later.

(Management/Health/Science) degrees. There will be an exit award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Studies after completion of all the prescribed core courses and if don’t want/ fail to finish the Dissertation part.

Programme Content

  1. Science Stream

 

SN

Course Code

Code title

Credits

Units

1

OEV 618

Environmental Pollution and Waste Management

20

2

2

OEV 616

Environmental Science & Contemporary Issues

20

2

3

OEV 601

Environmental Analytical Methods                                                    

20

2

4

OEV 611

Environmental Management and Impact assessment

20

2

5

OEV 613

Environmental Law and Policy

20

2

6

OEV 621

Research Methods

20

2

7

OEV 615

Dissertation

60

6

Total units

 

180

180

 

  1. Management Stream

SN

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Units

1

OEV 611

Environmental Management and Impact assessment

20

2

2

OEV 613

Environmental Law and Policy

20

2

3

OEV 614

Advanced Environmental Economics

20

2

4

OEV 619

Ecology and Natural Resources  Management

20

2

5

OEV 616

Environmental Science & Contemporary Issues

20

2

6

OEV 621

Research Methods

20

2

7

OEV 615

Dissertation

60

6

Total Units

 

180

180

 

  1. Health Stream

SN

Course Code

Code title

Credits

Units

1

OEV 617

Environmental Health and Epidemiology

20

2

2

OEV 620

Food science and safety 

20

2

3

OEV 618

Environmental Pollution and Waste Management

20

2

4

OEV 611

Environmental Management and Impact assessment

20

2

5

OEV 613

Environmental Law and Policy

20

2

6

OEV 621

Research Methods

20

2

7

OEV 615

Dissertation

60

6

Total Units

 

180

180

Master’s program fee structure that paid direct to University

 DESCRIPTION

Executive/Evening

Local (Tshs’ 000)

Foreign (USD)

Registration fee

50

100

ID processing

20

 

Year 1, first instalment

1500

1800

Year 2, second instalment

1465

1800

TOTAL

3035

3730

 Direct student costs (incurred by student/sponsors)

 DESCRIPTION

 COSTS TShs (‘000)

Books

700

Stationery

150

Independent study/ research

3,000

Thesis/ dissertation production

600

Total direct student cost

4,450

NOTE: Laboratory costs 150,000/= OR USD $100.  Field/Thesis/Dissertation is 100,000 OR USD $70.

OUT FSTES; NMB BANK ACCOUNT 22610005366

Student Union fees NBC, Kinondoni Branch 081101000085

Dr Josephat Saria –Director of Bungo- Kibaha Centre in Coast Region.

Email:  josephat.saria@out.ac.tz // (joseph.saria@gmail.com)

Mobile: +255 (0)655328346 / 753328346

In collaboration with Dr Irene Aurelia Tarimo HoD-ES. Email: irene.tarimo@out.ac.tz  (Mobile: +255 754497747)

Upon successful completion of the programme it is expected that a candidate shall have acquired the following competences;

  1. Develop a deeper knowledge in environmental studies/MES that is Pragmatic based.
  2. Enhance the awareness of the growing importance of environmental studies/MES to innovate and find solutions to the problems or opportunities in society, nation& worldwide.
  3. Develop capacity to apply critical and analytical skills in understanding and applying in the context from small to complex problems of environmental studies/MES sectors.
  4. Gain a comprehensive understanding and be able to communicate, prepare sound reports and carry out environmental studies/MES related research worldwide.
  5. Develop awareness, skills, values, attitudes and knowledge to create environmental studies/MES education to support all sectors or an ecosystem of solutions to the Mother Earth Environment for Sustainable Development.

Students are assessed by a combination of course work, final examination and at the end a dissertation. The course work component comprise of timed test worth 30%, while the final examination worth 70%. The formal examinations and timed test allow sufficient assessment and feedback to maintain intellectual rigor and provide opportunity for individual improvement. Dissertation is assessed independently with the research methodology and carries 100%. The minimum pass mark for any course shall be the grade “B” or 50%. Candidates, who successfully complete the required units and dissertation, shall qualify upon approval by Senate of the Open University of Tanzania, for the award of Masters in Environmental Studies (MES).