Master in Environmental Studies

Master in Environmental Studies

2 years
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Program Goal: Conservation of natural environment suitable for Buddha’s life and teachings and welfare of the people

Program Objective: Equip learners with the knowledge, skill, and attitude for independently conceptualizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating environmental programs/projects based on Buddhist philosophy and applied sciences through innovative ideas for bringing positive changes in the people’s livelihood.

LBU offers learner-centered modalities offering modular approaches, independent studies, experiential learning, practical applications, research, and others

Conceptual clarity by empowering learners in online/physical sessions facilitated by experienced faculties using Buddhist pedagogy such as open-air sessions

Practical/Applications giving exposures to learners for real-life applications of theories/concepts

Experiential learning opportunities for individual efforts under faculty’s supervision, as follows:

  • Monastic Experience (acquainted with Buddhist lifestyle)
  • Field Experience (exposure to projects/programs)
  • Outreach Program (serving the community)

Research knowledge, skill, and attitude by testing ideas/tools in diverse fields for assignments, term papers and thesis.


The minimum qualifications of learners for admissions will be as follows:

  • CGPA 2.5 or 50% aggregate in the four-year undergraduate programs of any stream
  • CGPA 2.5 or 50% aggregate in the three-year undergraduate programs of any stream, and 2 years of work experience in the relevant fields

Curricular Structure

First Semester

ENVT 510 Basics of Environmental Science Understanding
ENVT 511 Monastic Experience in Conservation Problem-solving
ENVT 512 Buddhist Perspectives of Environment Understanding
ENVT 513 Ecosystem Services Understanding
ENVT 514 Environmental Perspectives of Sustainable Development Understanding
ENVT 515 Research Methodology in Environmental Fields Problem-solving

Second Semester

ENVT 551 Environment Field Experience Problem-solving
ENVT 552 Geographical Information System Problem-solving
ENVT 553 Payment for Ecosystem Services Analysis
ENVT 554 Environment Education Application
ENVT 555 Natural Disasters Application

Third Semester

ENVT 611 Outreach Program Problem-solving
ENVT 612 Environmental Policy Analysis
ENVT 613 Environmental Planning Application
ENVT 614 Environmental Assessment (EA) Analysis
ENVT 615 Green Technology Innovation

Fourth Semester

ENVT 651 Globalization and Environment Analysis
ENVT 652 Thesis Innovation