MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE

Overview

The world is characterized by skewed trade in natural resources, deforestation, geopolitical struggles over oil and gas supplies, desertification and increasing environment-related diseases among other issues. This raises important questions about how humans currently - and in future should organize the governance of natural resources and environments upon which they depend. Transformative leaders and change agents with a multidisciplinary practical knowledge on resource economy, policy, legal pluralism, global business, eco-health, community mobilization skills and integrated natural resources management are required to assist communities in sustainable utilization of resources as well as develop policy and generate research data that would guide integrated environmental management. In response to the needed human capacity in this area, the institute has developed a multidisciplinary and experiential learning program in environmental governance studies.

Traditional education often produces learners who find it difficult to link the knowledge they have gained with the realities they face, thereby limiting their immediate relevance to the working world. One of the practical elements of the programme is emphasis on experiential learning which will involve working with communities and institutions in issues related to environmental governance and sustainable development.  The principal components of the program focus on holistic nature of environment training and integration of environment, livelihoods, peace and sustainability. Further, the graduates will offer authoritative transformative leadership in environmental issues in society, carry out advocacy and research, as well as  teach at universities and other tertiary institutions.

Objectives

Traditional education often produces learners who find it difficult to link the knowledge they have gained with the realities they face, thereby limiting their immediate relevance to the working world. One of the practical elements of the programme is an emphasis on experiential learning which will involve working with institutions in regulatory matters related to environmental governance.  Again, the principal components of the program focus on the holistic nature of environment training and integration of environment, livelihoods, peace and sustainability. Further, the graduates will offer authoritative transformative leadership in environmental issues in society, do research and teach at universities.

Admission Requirements

  • The common regulations governing Master of Science degrees in the University of Nairobi shall apply.
  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi or an institution recognized by Senate with at least Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent.
  • Holder of bachelor’s degree with at least Lower Second Class Honours or equivalent of the University of Nairobi or an institution recognized by Senate with at least one year of relevant experience in an environment-related field 
  • Holder of bachelor’s degree pass or equivalent of the University of Nairobi or an institution recognized by Senate plus postgraduate diploma in a related field

Career Prospects

  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Research Organizations/Institutes
  • International Organizations
  • Government Sector
  • Community Service
  • Self-employment
  • Private Sector
  • Consultancy
  • Academia
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE - A60    
     
  Year 1 Year 2
TUITION 384,000 384,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 10,000 0
THESIS EXAMINATION   30,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 4,500 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)  2,000 2,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)  7,000 7,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 6,500
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 5,000 5,000
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000  
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 1,000
Total 426,000 441,000
     
Grand totals   867,000
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