Master of Science in Ecosystems Science and Management

The programme is designed to impart high level of competence to professionals involved in ecosystem sciences and management for better research and practical application of the knowledge in conservation and development.

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Programme Availability
College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism
Host Department
Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Summary of Courses under the Programme and their Distribution

YEAR 1

SEMESTER I

Core courses and their units/credits hours 

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

Credits

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

WLM 600

Applied Statistics

30

10

20

15

15

9

WLM 601

Research Methods

20

15

15

15

15

8

FBE 602

Landscape Ecology

30

20

0

10

10

7

FBE 603

Terrestrial Ecosystems

30

15

0

10

15

7

FBE 604

Aquatic Ecosystems and Stream Ecology

25

15

10

20

10

8

FBE 605

Ecosystem Valuation and Environmental Accounting

25

20

0

25

10

8

Sub-total

160

100

60

95

75

47

*L= Lectures; T= Seminar/Tutorial; P= Practical; AS= Assignment;    IS= Independent Study

 

Elective courses and their units/credit hours

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

Credits

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

FBE 609

Ecosystem Health Management

30

20

0

15

15

8

FBE 611

Weather and Climate

25

25

0

10

10

7

FBE 613

Gender, Ecosystem Management and Climate Change

20

15

0

15

20

7

FBE 614

Ecosystem Restoration

25

20

10

10

15

8

FBE 615

Governance and Management of Ecosystem Services

30

15

0

20

15

8

FBE 616

Ecosystem Modelling

20

20

0

30

10

8

Sub-total

150

115

10

100

85

46

Total for Semester

310

215

70

195

160

93

Key: L*=Lecture; P* = Practical; T* =Tutorial; AS*=Assignments; IS*=Independent study/Research

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 2

Core courses and their units/credits hours 

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

Credits

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

FBE 606

Ecosystem Dynamics and Climate Change

30

20

0

20

20

9

FBE 607

Assessment and Monitoring of Biological Diversity

25

25

10

25

15

10

FBE 608

Ecological Risk and Impact Assessment

20

20

10

15

15

8

FBE 612

Assessment and Mapping of Ecosystem Services

30

20

10

20

20

9

IPM 601

Indigenous Knowledge, Genetic resources and Intellectual Property

40

0

20

20

20

10

Subtotal

145

85

50

100

90

46

Key: L*= Lecture; P* = Practical; T* =Tutorial; AS*=Assignments; IS*=Independent study/Research
 

Elective courses and their units/credit hours

Course Ante

Course Title

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

Credits

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

FBE 617

Forest Restoration in Landscapes

25

20

0

20

15

8

FBE 618

Wetland Ecosystems

30

15

10

15

10

8

FBE 619

Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

25

25

0

10

10

7

FO 612

Tropical Vegetation and Plant Ecology

20

20

0

15

15

7

FO 617

Taxonomy of Tropical Forest Trees and Shrubs

30

20

10

20

10

9

AE605

Soil and Water Conservation

25

15

0

15

25

8

LU 603

Principles of Land Use Planning

20

20

0

10

20

7

WLM 608

Wildlife Population and Ecosystem Health

20

15

10

15

10

7

Sub-total

125

110

30

90

75

44

Total for Semester

270

195

80

190

165

90

Key: L*=Lecture; P*=Practical; T*=Tutorial; AS*=Assignments; IS*=Independent study/Research

Proposal development

Course Ante

Course Title

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

* FO 633

MSc. Research Proposal development

0

60

0

0

90

15

Sub-total

0

60

0

0

90

15

* this adds up to the total credits for year 2

YEAR 2

Core courses and their units/credit hours

Course Ante

Course Title

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

* FO 633

MSc. Research Proposal development

0

60

0

0

90

15

FO 634

MSc. Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

Total for proposal and dissertation

0

60

0

0

90

60

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 

There shall be exist award. A student who for some reasons decides to end studies and cannot proceed with the dissertation component after accumulating a minimum of 120 credits shall be awarded a higher diploma in forestry. A candidate that successfully completes both the course work and the dissertation shall be awarded the MSc. Ecosystem Sciences and Management degree. 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

The Admission regulations for Masters Degrees as stipulated in "Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees" of Sokoine University of Agriculture shall apply.

See also: General Minimum Admission Qualifications for Postgraduate Studies

For further information, please contact
The Director,
Directorate of Postgraduate studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3151, Chuo Kikuu,
Morogoro, Tanzania.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013,
Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: postgraduate.students@suanet.ac.tz
Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/

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