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Entry Requirements 

The common regulations for admission into master's degrees in the University shall apply. The common regulations for admission into the Masters degrees in the School of Environmental Studies shall apply.The following shall be eligible for admission into the Master of Environmental Studies, (Climate Change and Sustainability) programme;

  • A holder of first class or second class (upper division) degree or their equivalent in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Education, Biophysicalsciences, Social sciences, Agriculture, Forestry, Natural resources, Education from a recognized university.
  • Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade "C" and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

Duration and Degree Pattern
The Master of Master of Environmental Studies, (Climate Change and Sustainability). Degree programme is by coursework, examination and thesis OR Project. The program will take a minimum of 18 months. To graduate in the Master of Environmental Studies (Climate Change and Sustainability) a candidate is expected to pass at least ten units, eight of which must be core, in addition to a thesis. Those taking projects will take a minimum of 14 Units. In the first year of study, the student is expected to take 5 units in each semester. In the second year of study, the student is expected to carry out a field or laboratory research and submit a thesis for examination.

The general University examinations regulations shall apply. Students enrolled in the Master of Environmental Studies (Climate Change Studies) degree programme are expected to take writ- ten examinations on all taught units. The written examinations shall constitute 70% of the total marks and coursework assessments tests (CAT's) shall constitute 30%. Pass mark shall be 50%. All students enrolled in the Master of Environmental Studies (Climate Change and Sustainabil- ity) shall submit either a thesis or project report for examination.

Grading System
Grading after examinations for all units shall be as follows: 70-100 (A), 60-69 (B), 50-59(C), 0-49 (E) (Fail). Pass mark is 50%. A candidate who gets less than 50% shall sit for a supplementary examination that shall be marked to maximum of 50%.

Unit Codes and Unit Titles

Thesis Option: 10 taught units plus Thesis (8 units) Total =18

Project Option: 14 taught units plus Research Report (4 units) Total =18 


Unit Code and Title

Sem 1

Sem 2

ESU 800: Applied Statistics



ESU 801: Research Method



ESU 802: Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit (E)



ESU 803: Project Planning and Management



ENS 801: Global Warming and Climate change



EED 801: Environmental Change and Development



EED 822: Climate Change Management Tools



EED 823: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation



EED 824: Carbon Trading and Environmental Management




EED 825: Climate Change and Food Security




EED 826: Climate Change, Resettlement and Development




EED 827: Climate Change and Health




EED 828: Climate Change Modelling




ECD 806: Ethics, Politics and Environmental Governance




EED 830: Thesis




EED 831: Project




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