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Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies


Natural Resource and Environmental Management

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About the Programme

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:
  •     Climate Change
  •     Land Management and Environmental Resilience
  •     Tropical Coastal and Marine Resource Management
  •     Water Resources Management

Additionally, students have the Non-Specialisation Option which allows them the flexibility to choose courses from across multiple streams. Please refer to the student handbook for more details.

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What Will I Study?

The overall objective of the Masters Programme in Natural Resource and Environmental Management is to contribute to sustainable development in the Caribbean region by training professionals in environmental and natural resource management. The Programme seeks to provide graduate students with advanced training in techniques, mechanisms and policies for sustainable use and management of natural resources in the Caribbean.

Facilities and Resources

  • Conference room
  • Shower facilities
  • Three lecture rooms with built-in presentation equipment
  • Student project room
  • Large computer lab
  • Fisheries Lab - equipped for molecular genetics research
  • Water quality lab - equipped for marine water quality analyses
  • Dry/Marine equipment storage rooms
  • Drones (Aerial/submersible) - to support research activities in Barbados
  • Small Boat – To support Near Shore Coastal/Marine research activities within the maritime boundaries of Barbados

Career Opportunities

Potential Careers
  • Environmental consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Teacher/Lecturer

With a Masters Programme spanning over 30 years, our alumni are:

Working in Civil Service across the Caribbean region in areas including:
  • Environment
  • Fisheries
  • Climate Change
  • Water Resources
  • Air Quality Management

Working in regional & international organisations including:
  • CARICOM Secretariat
  • Caribbean Development Bank
  • Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism
  • Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
  • Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
  • United Nations Development Programme

Additional Information

Though not an academic requirement, it is recommended that successful applicants equip themselves with a powerful windows laptop before they enter the programme.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 14 Months


Programme Details

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 3
ENVT 6102  Resource economics* 3
ENVT 6120  Measurement and analysis in natural resource management 3
 ENVT 6122  Fisheries biology and management 4
 ENVT 6126  Coastal dynamics and management 4
 ENVT 6127  Ecology and management of coral reef ecosystems 4
ENVT 6255  Disaster risk and resilience in Caribbean tourism 4
ENVT 6130  Climate dynamics and modelling 4
ENVT 6131  Policy response to climate change 4
ENVT 6133  Climate change impacts: mitigation and adaptation 4
ENVT 6255  Disaster risk and resilience in Caribbean tourism 4
ENVT 6220  Water and wastewater management 4
ENVT 6230  Water management and the environment 4
ENVT 6236  Hydro-meteorological risks and water resource management 4
ENVT 6238  Surface and groundwater hydrology 4
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
ENVT 6900  Research paper (usually July – October) 8
   Semester I Courses    Semester II courses * Online
Courses are continuously updated. Contact the department for the most current information.

The Programme is self-financing. The cost is BBD $30,000 (USD $15,000).

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Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree appropriate to the MSc with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Department will also consider applicants who do not have a first degree but who have years of relevant experience.

Applications are accepted from November to February. However, expressions of interest are accepted ALL year.

Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies
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