Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Sciences

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
City:Abu Dhabi
Country: United Arab Emirates
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

In a world increasingly concerned with environmental sustainability, the Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Sciences program equips students with the expertise, knowledge, and skills to analyze environmental management systems and enhance the environmental performance of organizations.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students delve into research areas such as water sustainability, green technologies, climate change, sustainability planning and management, remote sensing and GIS, biodiversity and conservation, ecosystem functions, and circular economy. This program stands as a beacon for those seeking to make a meaningful impact on environmental conservation and sustainability practices.


Upon completing the Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Sciences program, students emerge with a comprehensive understanding of ecosystems and strategies to maintain their integrity. They gain insight into the influence of human activities on the natural environment and learn management and governance techniques to mitigate negative impacts. Through critical thinking, students evaluate information and propose innovative solutions to complex environmental issues, tailored to the unique context of the UAE.

Effective communication skills enable them to convey environmental health and sustainability concepts to diverse audiences, fostering collaboration and driving positive change. With a focus on professionalism, autonomy, and leadership, graduates navigate various sectors ethically, continuously reflecting on their practice and adapting to evolving challenges. The program’s emphasis on research equips students with the tools to design and conduct studies, staying abreast of advancements in environmental sciences and sustainability.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Degree: Earned in a relevant discipline from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • CGPA: Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (2.5 for conditional admission).
  • Proficiency in English Language: TOEFL, IELTS, or EmSAT English scores, or evidence of completing undergraduate education in English.
  • Work Experience: Requirements may vary; consult the program’s web page for details.
  • Pre-Program Courses: May be required to demonstrate competency in specific areas, not exceeding 12 credit hours.
  • Pre-Admission Interview: Submit a complete application online, meet all admission standards, and possibly attend an interview with program faculty.
  • ENV600 Environmental Sciences and Ecosystem Analysis
  • ENV601 Science Communication and Writing
  • ENV610 Sustainability Planning and Management
  • ENV615 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ENV655 Liquid and Solid Waste Management
  • ENV690 Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Natural Sciences
  • ENV693 Contemporary Issues in Sustainability and Environmental Technology Seminar
  • ENV699 Thesis in Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Prescribed Elective Courses:
    • ENV611 Renewable Resources and Mixed Energy in Sustainable Development
    • ENV620 Occupational Health and Safety
    • ENV625 Environmental Protection
    • ENV630 Advanced Environmental Policy
    • ENV650 Ecotoxicology
    • ENV656 Instrumentation and Analytical Methods in Environmental Sciences
    • ENV657 GIS Applications in Environmental Science
    • ENV660 Restoration Ecology
    • ENV665 Environmental Microbiology
    • ENV670 Coastal and Terrestrial and Environments
    • ENV695 Environmental Field Expedition

AED 2,500 Per Credit Hour

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Sciences program have secured diverse and impactful roles across industries. One alumna leads a team of environmental consultants, advising organizations on sustainable practices and regulatory compliance. Another graduate works as a sustainability officer for a multinational corporation, implementing initiatives to reduce environmental impact throughout the supply chain. The program’s emphasis on critical thinking and research equips graduates to address pressing environmental challenges, ensuring they remain at the forefront of innovation in sustainability practices.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit United Arab Emirates page for student visa and student life.