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Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Nairobi, Kenya
The Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management programme offered by the University of Nairobi is designed to produce natural resources and environmental professionals with a broad interdisciplinary background coupled with specific focus in identifying, understanding, protecting, enhancing and managing natural resources and their environment. 
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Graduates of this  Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management programme offered by the University of Nairobi will find themselves well placed to meet the challenges of this expanding field. 

The programme

The field of natural resources conservation and environmental management is a complex and interdisciplinary in nature and, therefore, it is difficult to provide a thorough coverage of all areas of natural resources management and environmental sciences in one undergraduate curriculum. The course will be composed of four core subject areas, namely biological sciences, physical sciences, environmental science and policy. 

It is a campus-wide programme coordinated by the departments of Botany, Zoology and Geography within the College of Biological and Physical Sciences. The students will learn: how natural ecosystems function, how to maintain the functions that are important both for ecosystem sustainability and for mans use of those ecosystems. They will also deal with economic, social and political issues of natural resource use and environmental management decision-making processes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Law In Society I
  • Survey Of The Plant Kingdom
  • Introductory Biochemistry & Genetics
  • Lower Plants I
  • Organic Chemistry Ii
  • Physical Chemistry Ii
  • The Natural Environment I
  • Fundamentals Of Natural Resources Management I
  • Invertebrate Zoology Ii
  • Vertebrate Zoology I

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants must have obtained the minimum University of Nairobi and School of Biologcial Sciences general admission requirements.  They must have at least one of the following qualifications.

  • KCSE (Mean C+) or its equivalent with minimum grade of C+ in biology/biological Sciences, and a C Plain in two Science subjects (Geography/Maths/physics/Chemistry/Physical Sciences)
  • Advanced level Certificate (EACE/KACE) with two (2) Principals passes in biology/Biological Sciences and Chemistry
  • Ordinary or Higher National Diploma in Biology/Biological Sciences or its equivalent
  • Diploma in Science/Technology from Teachers Training Colleges or equivalent qualification in Sciences with a credit pass.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    831 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 831 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    831 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 831 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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96000 Kshs

Living costs for Nairobi

  • 49608 - 74990 KES/month
    Living Costs

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