Offered by the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences
The existing warming trend of the earth surface and the unexpected extreme weather events have been attributed to anthropogenic (i.e human-induced) climate change. The main cause of recent climate change has been identified as the increased levels of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, resulting from fossil fuel burning and land use change, and various other human interventions.
BSc degree in any of the following fields: Biological Sciences, Forestry & Environmental Science, Environmental Conservation and Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Physical Sciences, or any other relevant field, obtained from a recognized university
Equivalent degree qualification/s acceptable to the senate of the University of Colombo.
Call for applications: March 20, 2022
Closing date of applications: April 25, 2022
Date of commencement: August 2022
Application Form here
For Sri Lankan Students -
Parts I and II- LKR 250,000
Part III- LKR 100,000 (for only those who get selected to follow 1-year research project)
For International Students -
US $ 3,500
Application Fee: LKR 500/-
*The course fee can be paid in installments.
M.Sc. in Climate Change and Environmental Management is a program with both course work and a research component. The duration of the program with course work only (Parts I and II) is 1 ½ years and the duration with all three components (Parts I, II, and III) is 2 ½ years.
The programme is specifically meant for graduates and professionals who wish to have an overall knowledge on the issue of climate change, its causes and impacts, and how to deal with the latter through overall environmental management. Since the programme is offered part-time (during weekends), it will give a valuable opportunity for the participants to continue studies with a minimum impact on their careers.
Lectures and laboratory sessions conducted on weekends (on Saturdays and some Sundays). The overall program aims at strengthening the capacity of those already working in the field of climate change (CC) and those hoping to move into this fast-developing field. It will provide the participants an opportunity for interactive learning on the causes, impacts, and strategies to deal with human-induced climate change through environmental management.
Medium : English
|Course Code||Course Name||No. of Credits||Details|
|MCCE 01||Introduction to Environmental Management and fundamentals of climate change||30 L, 2C|
|MCCE 02||Global carbon cycle and climate change implications||45 L, 3C|
|MCCE 03||Climate change and human security||15 L, 1C|
|MCCE 04||Climate change management: Local policy framework, international cooperation, and basic economics||45 L, 3C|
|MCCE 05||National circumstances: Current status and trends||30 L, 2C|
|MCCE 06||Management strategies for mitigation of climate change in major socioeconomic sectors||15 L, 1C|
|MCCE 07||Adaptation strategies for minimizing impacts on key economic sectors||45 L, 3C|
|MCCE 08||Field/laboratory practicals and assignments||180 P, 6C|
|MCCE 09||Seminar and written report||120 P, 4C|
|(Total credits Part I = 25 C)|
|MCCE 10||Independent study with report and a Viva Voce Examination (Masters Degree; exit point)
Research methodology and tools (MSc with course work and a research component); (continued to Part III)
|(Total credits Parts I and II = 30 C)|
|MCCE 11||Literature Survey, progress presentations, & viva voce examination||450 P, 15 C|
|MCCE 12||Research Project (thesis and public seminar)||450 P, 15C|
|TOTAL (PARTS I,II, and III) = 60 C|
|Prof. E Lokupitiya||Professor||University of Colombo|
|Prof. Chandana Jayaratne||Professor||University of Colombo|
|Mr. Ranga Pallawela||Climate Finance Advisor||Commonwealth Secretariat|
|Prof. N Pallewatta||Professor||University of Colombo|
|Prof. DD Wickramasinghe||Professor||University of Colombo|
|Ms. Sardhanee Dias||Director||National Building Research Organization.|
|Dr. Lal Muthuwatta||Senior Regional Researcher||International Water Management Institute|
|Mr. S A M Azmy||Former Head||Environmental studies Division, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency|
|Dr. Thusitha Sugathapala||Senior Lecturer||University of Moratuwa|
|Mr. Sena Peiris||Former CEO||National Cleaner Production Center|
|Mr. D N Sirisena||Former Deputy Director||Rice Research Development Institute, Batalagoda.|
|Prof. Sarath Kotagama||Emeritus Professor||University of Colombo|
|Dr. Shiromani Jayawardene||Director||Department. of Meteorology, Sri Lanka|
|Dr. Inoka Suraweera||Director||National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health|
|Dr. Upali Amarasinghe||Director||International Water Management Institute|
|Dr. Jagathdeva Vidanagama||Chief Technical Specialist||Accelerating Industries’ Climate Response in Sri Lanka Project, UNIDO|
Further information regarding the MSc Program can be obtained by contacting the program coordinator
Contact details of the program coordinator are as follows.
|Prof. Erandathie Lokupitiyaemail@example.com||0112503399|