MSc Degree on Integrated Drylands Management; Apply by 30 June


  • 2014•05•29     Amman

    UNU-INWEH, together with IRA, INAT, ICARDA, CAREERI, ALRC, and GM, provides a unique opportunity for masters students already enrolled in an institution to gain a Masters of Science Degree on Integrated Drylands Management.

    This joint MSc degree programme, which brings together different expertise and scientific resources of the partner institutes, seeks to enhance the capacity of developing countries in managing their dryland resources, and is intended to provide young professionals and scientists with an international perspective on resource management approaches in drylands.

    The MSc programme will consist of two components: 

    • A three-week intensive course (5–24 October 2014, hosted by ICARDA in Amman, Jordan) that will focus on the international dimension of dryland management and a range of research methods, taught by an international team of experts; 
    • Six months of field and laboratory research conducted under the supervision of one of the programme partners.

    Upon completion of the course work — which will include interdisciplinary aspects such as climate change, integrated water and land management, combating desertification, and economics — and approval of their research proposal, students will carry out laboratory and field research that will be hosted by one of the partner organizations.

    Upon completing the programme, students will receive an internationally accepted Master of Science degree from their home university and a certificate from UNU.

    Typically, graduates of this programme serve in government departments and agencies (e.g., those dealing with agriculture, forestry, natural resources management and combating desertification), teaching positions in institutions of higher learning, research institutions and doctoral research programmes.

    For more information, see 2014-2015 MSc On Drylands Management Enrolment Open on the UNU-INWEH website, or download the MSc on Integrated Drylands Management brochure (PDF file).