M.Sc (Environmental Studies)

Organiser : MYA-Bot.YU

Overview :

Over many centuries, we have learned much about ourselves and the physical as well as biological systems around us. Survival of living things greatly depend on the environment that they live in. Hazardous conditions occurred in the natural environment mainly due to population growth. If one is not aware of these factors survival of us could become a major issue in the near future. Air and water pollution, ozone depletion, diminishing natural resources, fresh water crisis and increasing food shortages, are some of the physical problems that we are facing nowadays. Less tangible, but nevertheless uncomfortable, are the emotional effect of overcrowding which include stress and strain, due to the environmental conditions. 

In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on monitoring environmental modification on a global level and on recommending strategies for improving the well beings of people and sustaining the ecosystem on which they depend. It is now generally recognized that ecologically sound environmental management and economic development, particularly in developing countries are closely linked. On this recognition, we must take into account the capabilities and limitations of the natural environment, as well as the needs of future generations to develop a sustainable ecosystem. 

The knowledge of ecosystem can be approached by the study of Environmental science. It is a multi-disciplinary field and is the application of knowledge from many disciplines to the study and management of the environment. It is an examination of the conditions, circumstances, and influences that affect all life and how life in turn responds. 

The field of environmental education emphasizes the role of environment concerns in all activities. a concern of the environment can be viewed as part of economic development. Great majority of people want to live in a clean, pleasing and productive environment. Development of such environment require the knowledge of Natural systems and Living Environment, Soil Environment, Diversity of Plants and its Conservation.

Level : Tertiary or Graduate

Certificate Awarded : M.Sc (Environmental Studies)Degree

Objective :

Development of Plant Resources by using Advanced Biotechnology.

Curriculum Description :

Consist of four modules from different disciplines in each semester. Every week there will be 4 hours lecture and 2 hours project/seminar for each module. 

Course Content :

The course content of each module is authorised by the professor, head of the department concerned. The department of Botany conducted the following courses: Natural Systems & Living Environment, Soil Environment, Diversity of plants & its Conservation.

Frequency : 16 weeks per semester; 2 semesters per year for 2 years.

Commencement : June, 2001

Duration : 4 years

Application Period : One month before the date of Commencement.

Venue : University of Yangon

Contact Person :

Name Salutation Designation Phone/ Fax Email
AYE KYI Prof, Dr. Professor, Head
TIN MG OHN Associate Prof, U Associate Professor