M.Sc. Environmental Science | Kathmandu University

An interdisciplinary academic program, Environmental Science integrates biology, physics information sciences to the study and the solution of multiple environmental problems. It is a degree especially designed for those, who are interested in a career in education, management and environment analysis & policy dealing with environmental issues and natural resource.

Kathmandu University (KU) is offering an extensive post-graduate program in environment science since 2000. The two years program termed as Master of Science in Environmental Science is designed to provide students with theoretical & practical knowledge in multiple fields of environment primarily Pollution Management and Natural Resource Management. Student of each branch is expected to complete fifty-four credit hours and seventeen courses along with a dissertation of twelve credits.

List of M.Sc. Environmental Science Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for M.Sc. Environmental Science program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Objectives of M.Sc. Environmental Science

Upon completion of this program, graduates are ought to:

  • Recognize, evaluate and research environmental issues.
  • Evaluate, compare, implement and handle short & long term solution to diverse environmental issues.
  • Critically identify environmental issues.
  • Respond to international, national, regional, state and local requirements for environmental experts with advanced degree.

Admission Requirements in M.Sc. Environmental Science

Admission is granted on the basis of applicant’s academic records, recommendations, statement of objectives, a scheme for the Master's thesis, entrance test & personal interview.

Though students are admitted once a year (August), the applicant can obtain the application forms whenever they want. They can obtain the application form from Kathmandu University's account section by paying Rs. 300. Interested student must have to submit the properly filled application form, proposal for the thesis, credentials along with Rs. 700 as an application-processing fee.

M.Sc. Environmental Science Syllabus

Scope and Career Prospects

Graduates of this degree will have multiple career options; it is quite difficult to categorize them in one. Graduates can work away from the home, traveling throughout the globe or could take desk job or field work. Those involved in environmental planning, policy or management generally serve for local government. An individual with this degree can work for government departments, industries and other public and private sectors.

Job Prospects:

Some of the most popular job options for the graduates of this degree are listed below:

  • Water quality scientist
  • Waste management officer
  • Recycling officer
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Environmental manager
  • Environmental education officer
  • Environmental consultant

Though above mentioned jobs are quite trendy within these degree holders, these are not the only field graduates can make a career in. Additionally, they can serve as a transport planner, toxicologist, town planner, landscape architect and environmental health practitioner among others.

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