MSc in Environmental Science and Management

MSc in Environmental Science and Management

2 years

Environmental management is a multidisciplinary subject. The course gives due emphasis to social, cultural, and economic aspects of the environment. This course is balanced in the sense that multidisciplinary fields of knowledge have been integrated to provide comprehensive working knowledge on environmental management. M.Sc course is a two-year (four semesters) of intensive and comprehensive teaching and practical input. 

The first semester of the program is focused on fundamental knowledge courses while the second semester is focused on environmental management tools such as EIA, SEA, CP, EMS, RA, GIS, and Strategic Planning. The third-semester courses are focused on advanced courses and the development of thesis proposals. The fourth semester is dedicated to a 12 credit thesis study in which in-depth research is carried out. 

Upon completion and on the recommendation of the research supervisor, the thesis should be submitted to the Examination Board of Pokhara University and the final examination will be held according to the rules and regulations of Pokhara University for the award of M.Sc. in Environmental Management.


The main objectives of the M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Management program are to:

  1. Offer the courses and research study covering fundamentals, environmental management tools and advanced courses.
  2. Provide an opportunity of carrying out thesis or research using cross- cutting tools and state of the art information.
  3. Provide an opportunity for the students to acquire the advance knowledge on the subject and enhance the individual skills and expertise.
  4. Contribute to policy research and support the concerned institution in the country.


The prospective individuals with an Bachelor degree in Science, Forestry, Agriculture, Engineering, and other related technical subjects or equivalent from a recognized institution are eligible to enter into the MSC degree course in Environmental Management. Besides fulfilling the basic academic requirements, the candidates should appear in an entrence examination to qualify themselves.

Job Prospects

Career Opportunities

With the enforcement of environmental protection legislation in Nepal, the enforcement agencies at the central, regional and local levels require trained human resources in environmental management. Good career opportunities also exist in INGOs, NGOs and several other statutory and voluntary organizations, as well as the donor agencies involved in development works may need such human resources.

Curricular Structure

M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Management is 60 credit hours, a four-semester course to be completed within the period of two years. The academic year begins inthe month of September each year.
  1. SemesterI: Fundamental Knowledge Courses (16 Credit Hours)
  2. Semester II: Courses for Environmental Management Tools (18 Credit Hours)
  3. Semester III: Advanced Courses (14 Credit Hours)
  4. Semester IV: Thesis (12 Credit Hours)

First Year

Semester I: Fundamental Knowledge Course (16 CR. Hrs)
This semester is designed to provide fundamental knowledge on various disciplines such as engineering, liberal arts, and pure and applied sciences to environmental management
FBE 101.3 Fundamental of Bio-Physical Environment 3
EE 101.3 Environmental Economics 3
SCC 101.3 Sociology and Cultural Components 3
EPL 101.2 Environmental Policy, Law and Institutions 3
FEE 101.2 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 2
EGD 101.2 Introduction to Environmental Governance and Diplomacy 2

Semester II: Environmental Management Tools (18 CR. Hrs)
This Semester is designed to provide the knowledge of various systems and tools of environmental management.

EA 102.3 Environmental Assessment (IEE, EIA, SIA, SEA) 3
EMS 102.3 Environmental Management System (LCA, RA, QMS, CP) 3
PCT 102.3 Pollution Control Technology 3
SPC 102.3 Strategic Planning, Conflict Management and
Concensus Building
SQT 102.3 Statistics, Quantitative Techniques and Data Management 3
GIS 102.3 GIS Application and Remote Sensing 3
Second Year
Semester III: Advanced Courses (14 CR. Hrs)
This semester is designed to provide advanced knowledge on environmental management.
UEM 203.3 Urban Environmental Management 3
EEE 203.3 Energy, Environment and Economics 3
LWM 203.2 Land-use and Watershed Management 2
CCM 203.3 Multi Criteria Change & Management 3
RMP 203.3 Research Methodology and Proposal Writing 3

Semester IV: Research and Thesis Preparation (12 CR. Hrs)
This activities related to thesis work are carried out in this semester. Mid-term progress evaluation and final examination are held.

TH 204.12 Thesis 12