Master of Science in Sustainable Land and Environmental Management

Duration of programme:
Two and half (2.5) years or five (5) Semesters

Course Outline
Year 1: Semester 1
AGS 6735 Soils and Environment
AGS 6155 Land Reclamation and Restoration
AGS 6145 Application of Remote Sensing in land and Environmental Management
AGS 6135 GIS Application in Land and Environmental Management

Year 1: Semester 2
AGS 6845 Research Methodology
AGS 6235 Soil Pollution and Solid Waste Management
AGS 6825 Policies and Regulations in Soil and Environmental Management
AGS 6245 Environmental Chemistry and Biology

Year 2: Semester 1
AGS 6835 Environmental Risk Management

Elective courses (select one course only)
AGS 6645 Climate Mitigation and Responses
AGS 6635 Soil and Water Conservation
AGS 6655 Watershed Monitoring and Management

Year 2: Semester 2
AGS 7000 – Research Project

Year 3: Semester 1
AGS 7000 – Research Project

The following shall be eligible for admission to the MSc SLEM:
i. Graduates of the University of Zambia with Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources or any Science related  field with at least credit, Or
ii. Graduates of the University of Zambia with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Land and Environmental Management (PGDip SLEM) Or
iii. Graduates from other recognized universities with Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources or any Science related field with at least credit (second class honors), Or
iv. In exceptional cases graduates who possess a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field with a pass or equivalent, and have a minimum of two years post-graduation professional experience relevant to the pursuit of graduate studies maybe accepted for admission

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