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Master of Science in Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : The Built Environment, Arts and Science

Entry requirements : Bachelor’s Degree of Science (Honors)

Department : Occupational Health & Safety Management

Programme Duration : 2 Years



The MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Development is an interdisciplinary study intended to produce a well-rounded practitioner who is able to recognize the link between the physical environment, the social as well as the economic so as to execute strategies that are economically viable, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable. Furthermore, this qualification intends to empower students with skills in climate change and sustainable development, inter/transdisciplinary research, policy and practice in order to produce a well-rounded, innovative and globally competitive graduate. As an inter/transdisciplinary qualification, it will attract prospects from a wide range of fields, such as the humanities, health sciences, natural sciences and the social sciences. The qualification was designed in response to national and global needs.

Career Opportunities 

Graduate of this programme are expected to gain employment in the public sector, consulting quantity surveying firms, construction companies and other players in the construction industry as well as self-employment. They can work in areas of:

    • Sustainability Consultants
    • Sustainability Specialists
    • Environmental Officers
    • Risk Managers
    • Climate Change and Development Policy Analyst
    • National, Regional or International Development Programme Coordinators
    • Green Jobs Analysts
    • Academia/ Lecturers/
    • Researchers
    • Environmental Auditors
    • Government Advisors
    • Research and Analysis Programme Leader
    • Banking Sector (both public and private) – Rural Development Managers for their agribusiness, rural entrepreneurship, micro-finance and rural infrastructure support programmes.

Entry Requirements 

Applicants will be admitted to this Learning Programme on the basis of one of the following minimum qualifications:

    1. Candidates with at least NCQF Level 8 (Bachelor’s Degree Honours/Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management or Environmental Science, Social Sciences or Life Sciences) or any other related field will be eligible for admission into the qualification.
    2. Candidates who do not meet the minimum academic qualifications stated above but working will be considered through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process which shall be administered according to the National RPL Policy. There will also be provision for Credit Accumulation Transfer to the learner in a case they are transfer in from another institution as per National Policy on CAT.


  • The programme will run over a duration of 2 years on a full-time basis.