Graduate programmes: MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Management


The MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Management is a taught interdisciplinary Programme comprising core courses in the first semester and courses from one of four specialisation streams in the second semester:
  • Tropical Coastal and Marine Resource Management
  • Climate Change
  • Water Resources Management
  • Land Management and Environmental Resilience
The objective of this Programme is to contribute to sustainable development by training professionals in environmental and natural resource management.

Programme Overview

The Programme seeks to provide graduate students with advanced training in techniques, mechanisms and policies for sustainable use and management of natural resources with emphasis on the Caribbean.

The Programme is delivered in a maximum of 14 months. This includes a ten-month period for course delivery and examination, and a four month period for the Research Project. Courses are taught as two to three week modules with examination following the completion of each module.

The Programme provides graduate students with advanced training in techniques, mechanisms and policies for sustainable use and management of natural resources with emphasis on the Caribbean.

The Programme is delivered in a maximum of 14 months. This includes a ten-month period for course delivery and assessment, plus a four month period for the research project and paper. Courses are taught as two to three week modules with assessment in each module (see latest Student Handbook).

This CERMES MSc consists of six core courses, four specialisation streams of four courses each and a research paper. All core courses are worth three credits each. Specialisation courses are worth four credits each. The research paper is worth eight credits. Students must therefore obtain:
  • 37 credits from 11 taught courses
  • 8 credits from one research paper 
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CODE CERMES CORE COURSES CREDITS
ENVT 6000  Concepts and issues for environmental managers*  3
ENVT 6001  Introduction to environmental planning and management*  3
ENVT 6002  Professional skills for environmental managers*  3
ENVT 6100  Environmental impact assessment* 3
ENVT 6101  Geoinformatics for environmental management*‚Äč  3
ENVT 6102 Resource economics* 3
ENVT 6120  Measurement and analysis in natural resource management 3
TROPICAL COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT   
 ENVT 6122 Fisheries biology and management 4
 ENVT 6123 Sustainable tourism in the coastal zone 4
 ENVT 6126 Coastal dynamics and management 4
 ENVT 6127 Ecology and management of coral reef ecosystems 4
 CLIMATE CHANGE   
ENVT 6130  Climate dynamics and modelling 4
ENVT 6131  Policy response to climate change 4
ENVT 6132  Vulnerability to climate change and impact assessment 4
ENVT 6133  Climate change impacts: mitigation and adaptation 4
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT  
ENVT 6200 Hydrology 4
ENVT 6210 Groundwater resources 4
ENVT 6220 Water and wastewater management 4
ENVT 6230 Water management and the environment 4
LAND MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE (New stream!!!)
ENVT 6235 Soil and Water Conservation 4
ENVT 6240 Land Use and Environmental Resilience 4
ENVT 6245 Biodiversity and Protected Area Management 4
ENVT 6250 Tools for Environmental and Food Systems Analysis 4
RESEARCH PROJECT
ENVT 6900 Research paper (usually July – October) 8
 
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