MSc in Environmental Science - Specialization in Natural Resources

MSc in Environmental Science - Specialization in Natural Resources

2 years
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  • Fee: NPR 395,000

This program was conceived in response to the growing societal need for professionals in the field of environment, capable of dealing with the wide variety of complex and interrelated issues at institutional, industrial and community levels.

The program emphasizes both scientific competency as well as applied skills like planning, management, policy analysis and information technology for re-designing the environment for sustained enhancement of its quality. The department has produced 169 master level, 5 mphil and 29 phd graduates till 2020.


  • Produces professionals with sound theoretical and practical background in environmental processes, problems and issues through an integrated systems approach.
  • Develop personnel with specialized knowledge and skills in development, applied research and impact assessment, pollution monitoring and natural resource management.


Salient Features

Fees and Scholarships
Total cost of the two year M.Sc. in Environmental Science program is NRs.395000. University Grant Commission (UGC). Nepal provides Formula Based Founding Scholarship to sizable members of deserving M.Sc. students. The department also provides Silver Jubilee Graduate Assistantship To needy and deserving M.Sc. students. Need and merit based partial tuition fee waiver scholarships are also available as per KU provision.

Evaluation Scheme
Evaluation is based on continuous assessment. Students are evaluated through class Participation, assignment, practical and projects weeks,term papers,semester and end semester examinations and thesis defense. At the end of semester, for each course student will be evaluated on a 4 point scale indicated by letter grades. To compete M.Sc. degree students are required to maintain a minimum of 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)









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Candidates with a four year Bachelor’s degree in Environmental science or equivalent degree with minimum CGPA of 2.0 or 50% aggregate are eligible for admission. Students having four-year education in any science stream such as geography, geology, agriculture or forestry after intermediate/ +2 or BE Civil/ Mechanical are also eligible.

Job Prospects

The rigorous practical and project-based trainings prepare students for different sectors and organizations:

  • Government orgs
  • NGOs and INGOs
  • Projects and development agencies
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Solid waste management
  • Academic institutions, research centers and industries

Curricular Structure

The curriculum is designed to impact both theoretical and practical knowledge as related disciplines of Environmental Science and Natural Resources. The teaching program emphasizes on students’ active participation and involvement in learning.


Students must complete their thesis in topics related to Natural Resources.

Semester I

Natural Resource Conservation

Environmental Planning and Management

Environment and Resource Economics

Human Dimensions of Environment

Biodiversity and Protected Area Management

Environmental Pollution and Monitoring

Semester II

GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques

Research MEthodology

Statistical Applications 2cr



Semester III

Environmental Measurement and Laboratory Analytical Techniques

Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment

Independent Case Studies 1cr

Research Seminars, Workshops, and Internship 1cr


Semester IV

Thesis 15cr

Total credits  58

Elective Courses

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Advances in Aquatic Ecology

Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

Pollution Control Technologies

Land and Soil Evaluation

Mountain Eco-hydrology