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.
MSc - LKR 225,000.00/-
(Masters degree (coursework only) – LKR 150,000/-)
Local Students: LKR 90,000/-
International students: SAARC countries- USD 1800, Other countries- USD 3600
Application Fee: LKR 500/-
*The course fee can be paid in installments.
Single installment is encouraged for the candidates who follow PG Diploma
Application period: January 01-31, 2022 (for July intake)
Call for applications: 2nd April 2021
Closing date of applications: 30th April 2021
Date of commencement: June 2021
How to apply
Application forms can be obtained in person or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Assistant Registrar, Academic and Publication Branch, University of Colombo, 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03 or visiting science.cmb.ac.lk/departments/zoology.
An application fee of Rs. 500/= must be paid to the People’s Bank Account of the University of Colombo at Thimbirigasyaya Branch, with the Application fee code 314042200008 (Payment can be made at any branch). The duly completed application form together with the payment slip for Rs. 500/= should be sent to the Assistant Registrar, Academic and Publications, University of Colombo, 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03, under registered cover on or before April 30, 2021.
The candidates will be selected based on formal qualifications and through an interview.
- MSc degree – 2 ½ years
- Postgraduate Diploma – 12 months
M.Sc. in Climate Change and Environmental Management is a program with both course work and a research component. The duration of the program is 2 ½ years. Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change and Environmental Management (PG Diploma SLQF 8) is a 1-year part-time study programme. The students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma will have the option to continue to M.Sc. level, where they can either continue the program with course work only (1 ½ years duration) or with a research component (overall 2 ½ years duration).
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. Buddhika Hemashantha||Founder and CEO||Climate Smart Initiatives (Climate SI)|
|Prof. N Pallewatta||Professor||University of Colombo|
|Prof. DD Wickramasinghe||Professor||University of Colombo|
|Ms. Sardhanee Dias||Director||National Building Research Organization.|
|Dr. R A D B Samaranayake||Former Director||Coast Conservation Department|
|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|
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|