Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources Management

The Master of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources Management programme builds on the success of the department’s Bachelor’s Degree programme in Environmental and Natural Resources. Like the Bachelors Programme, the development of the programme is driven by the country’s need for skilled professionals that will oversee the implementation of various environmental policy and legal frameworks, some of which have only recently come into force. These frameworks require well knowledgeable professionals, equipped with advanced interdisciplinary problem-solving skills to effectively implement them. The programme thus provides advanced training to environmental professionals required in sectors such as wildlife, mining, climate change, natural resources, sustainable land management, water and forestry. 

The programme aims to

  • Provide knowledge and skills that are directly relevant to the environment and natural resource industry in Zambia
  • Produce a pool of environmental experts with ability to identify environmental problems and possible solutions
  • Produce a cadre of environmental experts with an awareness of society within a broader context, including social and legal issues


  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Principles of Environmental and Natural Resources Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Law
  • Forests and Wildlife Management
  • Political Ecology and Environmental Governance
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Land Management and Food Security
  • Environment and Industry
  • Water Resources Monitoring
  • Tourism and Environment

Programme Coordinator: Dr. Bridget Bwalya Umar

To be admitted into the programme, candidates require a degree (with at least a credit) in Geography, Environmental and Natural Resources or equivalent.

Tuition Fees

Course Work Programmes - PART I

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category B: Per Academic Year K14,500.00 $8,660.00

Master by Research and Part II of Course Work Programmes

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category B: Per Academic Year K13,540.00 $9,460.00

5. Part Time Fees

  • Part-time fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at 50% of the full-time rate.

Non Tuition Fees

Registration Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Registration K500.00 $80.00
Late Registration K200.00 $30.00

NB: Late registration shall be K200 per additional month after registration period

Examination Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Part I
Masters Degree/Diploma
K1,000.00 $500.00
Part II/Research
Master (Thesis)
K4,500.00 $800.00
Part II/Taught
Master (Dissertation)
K3,000.00 $700.00
Doctor (Thesis) K6,000.00 $900.00
Supplementary (Part I)
Examinations (Per Course)
K500.00 $120.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K2,500.00 $400.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K1,000.00 $250.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K4,000.00 $800.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K2,000.00 $500.00

Other Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Student Amenities K150.00 $50.00
Medical K200.00 $60.00
Union K150.00 $50.00
Maintenance K200.00 $60.00
Internet Connectivity K150.00 $50.00
Student Handbook K200.00 $60.00
Library K200.00 $60.00

Suggested Student Upkeep and Research Costs (Payable to the student)

  Zambian & Non-SADC
Hostel Accommodation (Per month) K700.00
Student Stipend (Living on campus per day) K90.00
Student Stipend (Living outside campus per day) K120.00
Research Cost: Masters ~ 70% Tuition fees
Book Allowance K5,000.00

Here is how to apply for the course.