MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Management
Twenty-two years ago in response to the growing concerns of Caribbean governments about the fragile nature of the environment and the need for sustainable development in the Caribbean, the University of the West Indies established the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES). The CERMES programme which has evolved over the years has a strong focus on natural resource management and environmental studies for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). CERMES offers a course-based MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Management and research oriented MPhils and PhDs.
The Masters Programme in Natural Resource and Environmental Management aims to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the Caribbean by training professionals in environmental and natural resource management. It provides advanced training in techniques, mechanisms and policies for sustainable use and management of natural resources in the Caribbean.
COURSE OF STUDY
The programme is delivered in 13 months. This includes a nine-month period for course delivery and examination, and a four month period for the research project. Courses are taught as two to three week modules with assessment during each module. The MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Management at CERMES on the Cave Hill Campus comprises three specialisation streams:
- Coastal and Marine Resource Management
- Climate Change
- Water Resources Management
There are seven core courses, three specialisation courses for each stream, and a research project. Core courses are worth three credits each and specialisation courses are worth four credits. The research project is worth eight credits.
A Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate for entry into the MSc, with a minimum GPA of 2.8 or Lower Second Class Honours or its equivalent. The minimum degree requirements may be re-assessed for candidates with extensive professional experience in an appropriate discipline. Prospective students should apply through the School for Graduate Studies and Research, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus or University Representatives in the UWI 12 countries.