The normal entry requirements for the programme are in the following subjects:
- BSc. in Geography, Biology, Environmental Studies or any relevant degree with a 2.1 grade or better.
Structure of the Programme
If, in the opinion of the department, a student has already satisfactorily completed a course of similar contents, may be exempted from doing that course and credit given for that course. A student cannot be credited with more than 12 credits.
MG501 Population & Natural Resource Sustainability (Core)
MG502 Rural Environmental Planning (Core)
MG503 Environmental Impact Assessment
MG504 Environmental Economics
MG505 Environmental Policy (Core)
MG506 Land Degradation & Rural Sustainability
MG507 Biodiversity & Environmental Sustainability (Core)
MG508 Integrated Water Resources Management
MG509 Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS (Core)
MG555 Environmental Education (Core)
MG512 Research Methods & Statistical Techniques (Core)
MG513 Climate Change
MG600 Dissertation (Core)
Each course will be assessed at the end of the semester in which it is taken. The final grade in the course will be based on the marks obtained in the final examination and on course work. (Normally, a tau8ght course is examined through course work, which carries a minimum weighting of 25%, and a final examination 75%). The Departmental Board of Examiners will agree upon the final grade to be given for every course that a student has taken, or been credited with.
A Candidate will proceed to work on the Dissertation only after passing all the required courses. Normally a student will spend the final six months of the programme working solely on a Dissertation. The length of the Dissertation should be acceptable to the Department. The weighting of the Dissertation is 20 credits. The department will appoint at least one suitable member of its staff to supervise the student’s work. There will be a minimum of 60 hours of contact time between the student and his/her supervisor, during the final six-month period; the contact will not necessarily be on an individual basis.
The dissertation must be submitted on or before the 31st of September of the final year. The candidate will submit three loose bound copies of the Dissertation to the department. Normally, two internal examiners and an external examiner will assess the Dissertation. The examiners will produce detailed reports and make recommendations.
The candidate will be required to present his/her Dissertation orally to the department Panel of Examiners.