M.Sc. Natural Resource and Environmental Management by dlas32


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        M Sc. Natural Resource and Environmental Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                             CENTRE FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (CERMES)
                                                                                                M.Sc. Natural Resource and Environmental Management

                                                                                                                   Programme Coordinator
                                                                                                                       Ms. Neetha Selliah
                                                                                                                  E-mail: nrm@cavehill.uwi.edu
                                                                                                                      Tel: (246) 417-4568
                                                                                                                      Fax: (246) 424-4204
                                                                                                         TAUGHT HIGHER DEGREE PROGRAMMES
A Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to the MSc, with a minimum GPA of 2.8
                                                                                                            FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION
or Lower Second Class Honours or its equivalent.                                                                        MA Cultural Studies
                                                                                                                        MA Heritage Studies
The minimum level of the degree required may be re-assessed for candidates with
                                                                                                                            MA History
extensive professional experience in an appropriate discipline.                                                           MA Linguistics
                                                                                                                MA Post-Colonial Literatures In English
Prospective students should apply through the School for Graduate Studies and Research,
                                                                                                                       Masters of Education
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus or University Representatives in                             MA Spanish Language & Literature
                                                                                                                 MA French Language and African &
the UWI 12 countries. Prospective graduate students may apply online via the website
                                                                                                                  Caribbean Literatures in French
http://cavehill.uwi.edu/gradadmissions. Alternatively, application forms may also be
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of the three Campuses or the University’s Representative in any of the non-campus                                  Corporate and Commercial Law
countries.                                                                                                               Legislative Drafting
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PROGRAMME COST                                                                                                  FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
                                                                                                                        Master of Public Health
                                                                                                        Master of Public Health in Health Services Management
Financial Information for the MSc Programme can be viewed on the UWI, Cave Hill                          Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management               Masters Programme
website at www.cavehill.uwi.edu/gradstudies                                                                                                                           Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
                                                                                                            FACULTY OF PURE & APPLIED SCIENCES
                                                                                                                      MSc Electronic Commerce
                                                                                                                      MSc Natural Resource and
                                                                                                                     Environmental Management
                                                                                                                                                                      CENTRE FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                 FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES                           AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (CERMES)
                                                                                                                      Master of Social Work

                                                                                                                                                                      M.Sc. Natural Resource
                                                                                                                     MSc Applied Psychology
                                                                                                                      MSc Banking & Finance
                                                                                                                   MSc Counselling Psychology
                                                                                                                       MSc Cricket Studies
                                                                                                              MSc E-Governance for Developing States                  and Environmental
                                                                                                               MSc Financial and Business Economics
                                                                                                                      MSc Integration Studies
                                                                                                                  MSc International Management
                                                                                                                  MSc International Trade Policy
                                                                                                               MSc Labour & Employment Relations
                                                                                                              MSc Project Management & Evaluation
                                                                                                              MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management                    2009-2010
                                                                                            UWI also offers a range of MPhil and PhD programmes in a number
                                                                                          of areas. Information on these as well as our application process, online
                                                                                            application forms, and the documentation required can be found at:

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW                                                                         PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES                                                                             COURSES
Twenty-one years ago in response to the growing concerns of Caribbean governments          The Masters Programme in Natural Resource and Environmental Management aims to                   Our Programme prepares graduates to contribute to the best use of natural resources
about the fragile nature of the environment and the need for sustainable development       make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the Caribbean by training          in the Caribbean and to assist the region to adapt to change. The core, elective and
in the Caribbean, the University of the West Indies established the Centre for Resource    professionals in environmental and natural resource management. It provides advanced             specialisation courses being offered at Cave Hill are:
Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES). The CERMES programme which                  training in techniques, mechanisms and policies for sustainable use and management of
has evolved over the years has a strong focus on natural resource management and           natural resources in the Caribbean.                                                              Core Courses
environmental studies for small island developing states (SIDS). CERMES offers a course-
                                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Concepts	and	issues	for	environmental	managers
based MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Management and research oriented
MPhils and PhDs.
                                                                                           COURSE OF STUDY                                                                                  •	 Introduction	to	environmental	planning	and	management*
                                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Professional	skills	for	environmental	management
                                                                                           The Programme is delivered in 13 months. This includes a nine-month period for course            •	 Environmental	impact	assessment*	

STAFF                                                                                      delivery and examination, and a four month period for the research project. Courses are          •	 Measurement	and	analysis	in	natural	resource	management
                                                                                           taught as two to three week modules with assessment during each module.                          •	 Geographic	information	systems
Director/Professor              Mahon, Robin, BSc (UWI), MSc, PhD (Guelph)                 The MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Management at CERMES on the Cave                   •	 Resource	economics*
Professor                       Oxenford, Hazel, BSc (Exeter), PhD (UWI)                   Hill Campus comprises five specialisation streams:                                               •	 Meteorological	impacts	(AM	only)
Senior Lecturers                Nurse, Leonard, BSc (UWI), MSc (Memorial), PHD
                                                                                           •	 Coastal	and	Marine	Resource	Management                                                        Specialisation courses
                                McConney, Patrick, BSc (Bangor), MES (Dalhousie),
                                PhD (UBC)                                                  •	 Climate	Change                                                                                •	 Coastal and Marine Resource Management
Lecturers                       Cashman, Adrian BSc (Eng) London, MSc (EEEM)               •	 Water	Resources	Management                                                                       Fisheries biology and management; Sustainable tourism in the coastal zone; Coastal
                                (York, UK), DIC (Imperial College, London),                •	 Waste	Management                                                                                 ecology and dynamics; Managing coastal and marine resources and biodiversity
                                PhD (Sheffield)                                            •	 Applied	Meteorology
                                Cumberbatch, Janice, BSc (UWI), MES (York), PhD (UWI)                                                                                                       •	 Climate Change
                                                                                                                                                                                               Climate dynamics and modelling; Policy response to climate change; Vulnerability
Programme Coordinator           Selliah, Neetha, BSc (Surrey), MSc (UWI)                   There are eight core courses, four specialisation courses for each stream, and a research
                                                                                                                                                                                               to climate change and impact assessment; Climate change impacts; mitigation and
Project Officer                 Pena, Maria, BSc, MSc (UWI)                                project. Core courses are worth three credits each and specialisation courses are worth
Snr Laboratory Technician       Goodridge, Renata, BSc (Calgary), MSc (UWI)                four credits. The research project is worth eight credits. Students must obtain the
                                                                                           following credits to complete the Programme:                                                     •	 Water Resources Management
IT Technician                   Benskin, Dale, BSc (UWI)
                                                                                                                                                                                               Hydrology (offered jointly with Applied Meteorology Specialisation); Groundwater
Research Assistant              Blackman, Katherine, BSc, MSc (UWI)
                                                                                           Coastal and Marine Resource Management, Climate Change, Water Resources                             resources; Water and wastewater management (offered jointly with Waste
Administrative Assistant        Hurley, Jennifer, BA, PhD (UWI)                                                                                                                                Management Specialisation); Water management and the environment
                                                                                           Management and Waste Management Specialisation Streams
Stenographer/Clerk              Rollins, Lisa-Ann, Cert. Business Administration (UWI),
                                                                                           •	 21	credits	from	core	courses                                                                  •	 Waste Management
                                Cert. Commercial Studies (SJPP), BSc (UWI) In Prog.
                                                                                           •	 16	credits	from	specialisation	courses                                                           Managing the impacts of waste on the environment; Solid waste classification,
Affiliated Academic Staff       Browne, Darren BSc, PhD In Prog. (UWI)
                                                                                           •	 8	credits	from	a	research	paper                                                                  composition and collection; Waste disposal, treatment and diversion; Water and
                                Farrell, David, BSc (Western Ontario), MSc, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                               wastewater management (offered jointly with Water Resources Management
                                                                                           Applied Meteorology                                                                                 Specialisation)
                                Inniss, Vernese, BSc, PhD (Delaware)
                                                                                           •	 18	credits	from	core	courses
                                Mahdi, Smail, BSc, MSc (Constantine), PhD (Montreal)                                                                                                        •	 Applied Meteorology
                                                                                           •	 20	credits	from	specialisation	courses
                                Marshall, Nigel R., MSc (Harrington)                                                                                                                           Atmospheric physics and weather systems; Climatology and agrometeorology;
                                                                                           •	 8	credits	from	a	research	paper                                                                  Applied statistics; Hydrology (offered jointly with Water Resources Management
                                Narayan, Kailas, BSc (UWI), PG Dip. Hydrological
                                Engineering, (Delft),PG Dip. Hydrology (California)                                                                                                            Specialisation)
                                                                                           The research project is a four-month project in an area relevant to Caribbean natural
                                Pulwarty, Roger, BSc (York), PhD (Colorado)                                                                                                                    Research Project (June - September)
                                                                                           resource and environmental management and may be conducted in collaboration with
                                Roth, Michael, BSc, MSc (Waterloo), PhD (Victoria)         regional organisations. These projects are usually undertaken immediately after Semester
                                Shorey-Bryan, Norma BSc (UWI), MSc (Howard)                II, in June to September. Students will conduct their research projects in a priority research   *	online	courses
                                Schuhmann, Peter, BSc (U North Carolina), ME               area in their specialisation stream.
                                North Carolina SU), PhD (U North Carolina)
                                                                                                                                                                                            For course descriptions please visit our website at www.cavehill.uwi.edu/cermes
                                Walling, Leslie, BSc, MSc (UWI)
                                Wood, Beverley, BSc (UWI), MSc (Surrey), PhD (UWI)

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