University of Eswatini

Master of Science in Environment Resources Management

Master of Science in Environment Resources Management


The normal duration of study is four semesters (2 years) for full-time study and six semesters (3 years) for part-time study. The maximum duration for full-time study is ten semesters (5 years) and fourteen semesters (7 years) for part-time study.


The programme shall be conducted by course work, examinations and thesis. A student is required to take, and pass, a minimum of 42 credits in order to graduate. These credits are distributed as 30 credits of course work and 12 credits for thesis.

Entry Requirements:

An applicant seeking admission to the programme must have a B.Sc. degree or a B.A. degree (with majors in any of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science and Planning or any other relevant area) or B.Sc. (Agriculture or agriculture related field) from UNESWA or any other recognised institution, with at least a second class (Second Division) of either a single subject major degree programme or a combined major degree programme. In addition, a minimum average mark of a C grade (60%) in the option of interest is required. The following areas of specialization are offered in the programme:

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Management
  • Land and Water Resources Management
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Livestock and Environment
  • Environmental Chemistry and Management
  • Environmental Crop Production

The University Calendar provides comprehensive information on the entry requirements and programme structure.