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University of Seychelles Programme

BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

Department of Environment

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Dr. Nuette Gordon 

Head of the Department of Environment

ho*****@un****.sc 

+248 438 1220

Registration Deadline: 31st May 

The BSc Environmental Science programme is a University of Seychelles undergraduate degree that has been running since 2012 and was first accredited by the Seychelles Quality Assurance (SQA) body in 2013/2014.

The degree is a broad and generalised programme with a special emphasis on tropical environments and environmental issues relating to small island developing states. The degree is general in nature but incorporates diversified teaching in a variety of disciplines linked to environmental science and environmental management, allowing for students to graduate with a wide general knowledge in environmental science.

Student cohort sizes are small, allowing students to receive individual attention from qualified and experienced lecturers. Students are able to interact with visiting scientists and members from industry through inclusion in various seminars and workshops.

Opportunities to participate in internships with local and regional partners allows for the students to network and gain some practical experience in industry to further enhance knowledge gained in the classroom and prepare students for the workplace.

Aims of Programme / Objectives

The objectives of the programme are for students to:

  • Gain a broad and multidisciplinary knowledge of environmental science, allowing them to progress to a more specialised understanding in a niche field of study through postgraduate study
  • Synthesize information from a range of sources, critically evaluate the information and contribute new ideas to the process
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable adaptation to scientific, technological and social change
  • Apply the principles of research, experimental design and data analysis, and interpretation
  • Develop abilities in applying appropriate knowledge, analytical skills and tools to solve environmental issues
  • Develop academic writing and presentation skills
  • Develop communication, management and planning skills
  • Develop the capacity to be creative and innovative

Full-time: 3 years
Part-time 4 years or 5 years

The programme is offered in English.

The programme is offered on a full-time or part-time basis, and incorporates various modes of delivery, from face-to-face lectures, inverted/flipped learning, practical work, group work, and self-study.

Year-1 Courses

SENV1101:          Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Semester:           1 & 2

Fees:                     SCR 30,000

Credits:                30

 

SENV1102:          Biological Principles in Tropical Ecology

Semester:            1 & 2

Fees:                     SCR 30,000

Credits:                30

 

SENV1103:          Introduction to Marine Ecology

Semester:            2

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1104:          Concepts in Sustainable Development

Semester:            1

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1105:          Natural Resource Development & Protection

Semester:            2

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1106:          Research Methods and Skills

Semester:            1

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

Year-2 Courses

 SENV1201:          Earth System Sciences

Semester:            1 & 2

Fee:                      SCR 30,000

Credits:                30

 

SENV1202:          Fields Studies & Geoinformatics

Semester:            1 & 2

Fee:                      SCR 30,000

Credits:                30

 

SENV1203:          Natural Resource Economics

Semester:            1

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1204:          MEAs & Environmental Law

Semester:            1

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1205:          Introduction to Statistics

Semester:            2

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1206:          Environmental Change in SIDS

Semester:            2

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

 

Year-3 Courses

 SENV1301:          Independent Research Project

Semester:            1 & 2

Fee:                      SCR 30,000

Credits:                30

 

SENV1302:          Governance & Stakeholder Engagement

Semester:            1

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1303:          Tropical Biodiversity & Conservation

Semester:            2

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1304:          Ecosystem Based Adaptation

Semester:            1

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1305:          Aquaculture & Fisheries Science

Semester:            1

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1306:          Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation

Semester:            1

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

 

SENV1307:          Science Communication & Education

Semester:            2

Fee:                      SCR 15,000

Credits:                15

              

The entry requirements are one of the following:

  • A grade C or above in IGCSE/O-Levels extended Maths and English, AND two A-levels, one of which has to be a science (e.g. Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Computing).

 

  • Applicants should have a ‘Distinction’ in a validated post-secondary Diploma, or equivalent (as a minimum). Entry is subject to approval by the UniSey Admissions Committee.

 

  • Technical pathways into the programme will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Committee and proficiency tests will be conducted as necessary. Applicants in employment should have a minimum of three years of work experience in a relevant field at an appropriate technical level.

 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) guidelines and templates are available in drafts pending alignment with those of SQA (can be made available if necessary).

Selection criteria are based on the entry requirements stated above.

SCR 135,000 per year * (8 courses)

*Fees are subject to change. 

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