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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

This Masters program is a multidisciplinary program designed to enhance the skills and technical expertise of graduates working in all facets of the environmental arena. The program aims to produce managers able to address the many issues in the highly complex and changing area of environmental studies. At Masters Level the degree may be taken with specialization in a range of fields.

Students may choose from one of three degree pathways of environmental studies; Science, Management, or Health. The Science stream programme aims is to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute, directly or indirectly, to the conservation and careful use of natural resources for the benefit of society. Successful participants will develop the capacity to carry out independent scientific and technical research and assessments on environmental issues. The Management stream will developing a sound understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision-making, students will expand their critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management. The health stream will offers participants an opportunity to reflect on their professional practice and gain a theoretical and critical perspective of issues associated with environmental, health and safety management.



Programme Summary

Course Name: M.Sc Environmental Studies
Course Initials:  M.Sc. ES
Duration:  18 Months
Total Units:  180
Mode of Delivery: Intensive Face to Face
 

Programme 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.

Programme Content

1. Science Stream
CODECOURSE TITLEUNITS
OEV 618 Environmental Pollution & Waste Management 2
OEV 616 Environmental Science & Contemporary Issues 2
OEV 601 Environmental Analytical Methods 2
OEV 611 Environmental Management & Impact Assessment 2
OEV 613 Environmental Law & Policy 2
OEV 621 Research Methods 2
OEV 615 Dissertation 2
Total Units 180
2. Management Stream
CODECOURSE TITLEUNITS
OEV 611 Environmental Management & Impact Assessment 2
OEV 613 Environmental Law & Policy 2
OEV 614 Advanced Environmental Economics 2
OEV 619 Ecology & Natural Resources Management 2
OEV 616 Environmental Science & Contemporary Issues 2
OEV 621 Research Methods 2
OEV 615 Dissertation 2
Total Units 180
3. Health Stream
CODECOURSE TITLEUNITS
OEV 617 Environmental Health & Epidemiology 2
OEV 620 Food Science & Safety 2
OEV 618 Environmental Pollution & Waste Management 2
OEV 611 Environmental Management & Impact Assessment 2
OEV 613 Environmental Law & Policy 2
OEV 621 Research Methods 2
OEV 615 Dissertation 2
Total Units 180

– Local Price: Tsh 800,000/=

– Foreign Price: USD 400

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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 (Management/Health/Science) degree.

Students will be assessed by combination of course work, final examination and 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 (Management/Health/Science) degree.

There will be an exit award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Studies after completion of all the prescribed core courses and they don’t want/they fail to finish the Dissertation.