Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources

In terms of policy context, this program is structured to meet the basic requirements that fit into Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), African Union Vision 2063, Uganda Vison 2040, Uganda national development plan.  According to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. It states, “We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment and determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the need of the present and future generations” Goal 15 is to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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Overview

Code MEN
Duration 2 Years
Study time Fulltime/Weekend
Intake August

Entry requirements

The MENR program is a multi-disciplinary program that will admit students with a background in biological science, Agriculture, physical sciences, environment, and natural sciences. For entry into the master‘s programme, applicants should possess:

  • At least a second class degree in Geography, Biology, Agriculture, Land use, Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Environmental Health, Forestry, Engineering, and Architecture.
  • Any other discipline deemed relevant by Kabale University in accordance with NCHE regulations.

Fees structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX 1,500,000 $730

Functional Fees

Application fee 50,000
Registration fees (per Academic Year) 60,000
Late Registration (per semester; after the deadline for official registration) 30,000
Examination fee (per semester) 100,000
Research fee (per Academic Year) 200,000
Student Manual (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Computer Laboratory fee (per Academic Year) 60,000
Identity Card (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Library fee (per Academic Year) 50,000
Medical (per semester) 15,000
Development Fund (per Academic Year) 100,000
Late Payment of Fees (after the deadline for official fees payment) 50,000
Replacement of Admission Letter (per Issue) 5,000
Retake/Supplementary/Missed Exam fee (per course) 50,000
Special Exam (per course) 30,000
Student Games Union fee (Academic Year) 20,000
Student Guild fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Contribution to the Uganda National Students’ Association (UNSA) (per Academic Year) 2,000
Graduation fee (Payable on Completion of Studies) (Including: Transcript, Certificate, Convocation) 150,000
Certification (per copy) 3,000
Contribution to National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Collections (per Academic Year) 20,000

Fieldwork, Study, Industrial Training/ Attachment, Internship, School Practice fee

Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources 500,000= (per Sem)
Bachelor of Agribusiness Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Agriculture and Land Use Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Industrial and Applied Physics 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Applied Design and Fine Art 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Business Administration 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Computer Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Education (school practice) 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Electrical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Health Science 200,000= (par year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Science 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Information Technology 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Library and Information Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Nursing Science 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of/Diploma in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Med 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Public Administration and Mgt 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Social Work and Social Admin 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Social Sciences 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Catering and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Diploma in Medical Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Diploma in Hotel Management 150,000= (per year)
Language Enhancement (for Students of French) 200,000= (per year)
Study trips (for Students of Geography) 100,000= (per year)
Study trips/Transport fee (for DEHS, BNS, BEHS, MBChB, BACM) 170,000= (per Sem)

  1. The University Council reserves the right to adjust the fees without prior notice.
  2. These Programmes are run over Weekends, during Fulltime, or in Recess/Holiday Sessions.

Contribution to NCHE should be deposited using a payment reference number generated via www.ura.go.ug


Fees Structure 2024-2025

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units
            FIRST YEAR – SEMESTER ONE
CODE COURSE NAME LH PH CH CU
Common Core Courses
ME6101 Earth Systems Science 45 30 60 4
ME6102 Applied Meteorology and Climatology 45 30 60 4
ME6103 Applied  Statistics 45 30 60 4
ME6104 Computer Application For Research 45 30 60 4
Core for Stream A (Environmental  Management)
ME6105 Land Degradation Assessment and Restoration 45 30 60 4
Core for Stream B (Natural Resources Development)
ME6106 Economics of Natural Resource Management 45 30 60 4
Core for Stream C (Wildlife Conservation)
ME6107 Management of Protected Areas and Biodiversity 45 30 60 4
Elective Courses
ME6108 Integrated Pest Management 30 30 45 3
ME6109 Natural Resource Extension and Communication 30 30 45 3
ME6110 Climate Change and Environment 30 30 45 3
Sub-total Credit Units 23
FIRST YEAR – SEMESTER TWO
CODE COURSE NAME LH PH CH CU
Common Core Courses
ME6201 East African Environment and Natural Resources 45 30 60 4
ME6202 Research Methods 45 30 60 4
ME6203 Environmental Law and Policy 45 30 60 4
ME6204 Scholarly Writing and Publication Skills 45 30 60 4
Core for  Stream A (Environmental  Management)
ME6205 Environmental Health Management 45 30 60 4
Core  for Stream B (Natural Resources Development)
ME6206 Integrated Water Resources Management 45 30 60 4
Core for Stream C (Wildlife Conservation)
ME6207 Rangeland and Forest Ecology 45 30 60 4
Electives
ME6208 Agroforestry and Land Management 30 30 45 3
ME6209 Rural Development 30 30 45 3
ME6210 Natural Resources Governance 30 30 45 3
Sub-total Credit Units 23
YEAR TWO – SEMESTER ONE
Common Core Course
ME 6301 Remote Sensing and GIS 45 30 60 4
ME 6302 Environmental Impact Assessment and Evaluation 45 30 60 4
ME 6303 Sustainable Waste Disposal  Management 45 30 60 4
Core for  Stream A (Environmental  Management)
ME6304 Disaster Preparedness and Management 45 30 60 4
Core  for Stream B (Natural Resources Development)
ME 6305 Population, Development and Environment 45 30 60 4
Core for Stream (Wildlife Conservation)
ME6306 Wildlife Management and Conservation 45 30 60 4
Sub-total Credit Units 16
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
ME 6401 Dissertation 5
Total Credit Units 67

L = Lecture hours, CH =   Contact Hours, FH = Field Hours, CU = Credit Units.

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