M.Phil Environmental Sciences

M.Phil Environmental Sciences


The department of Environmental Sciences at Kinnaird College for Women envisions being the world class center of higher learning, research and teaching to create enlightened and environmentally conscious leadership and professionals to help solve the pressing resource and environmental challenges facing the world today and in the decades ahead


The mission of department of Environmental Sciences is to affirm and work within the broader mission of Kinnaird College; an Institution continuously striving for empowering women of Pakistan by providing quality and holistic education in futuristic and upcoming fields.


The M.Phil in Environmental Sciences is a dynamic program which focuses on current issues of environment and their solutions. Training of professionals in key environmental issues is pivotal to the sustainable use of natural and environmental resources. With the need to produce qualified experts in the field, an M.Phil program of international standard has been developed. The program aims to produce students who will have broad appreciation of all aspects of environment and advanced training in selected areas, resulting in a research dissertation in the area chosen. Our approach spans local solutions to environmental problems to the effects of national policies on local, regional and global environment. The program aims to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills for present use of resources and sustainable development.

Students who complete their program can work as Environmental Managers/consultants, Environmental Impact Analysts, Environmental Risk Analysts, Policy Formulators on Environmental Matters, decision makers in Environmental Law and Environmental scientists in various organizations and industries.

Admission Requirement

  • 04 years B.Sc. (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 OR 60% marks in Masters after 02 years BA/B.Sc. The applicants should have done their Graduation/Masters in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Pure Sciences, Geography and any other relevant field. However, preference will be given to those students who have done their Graduation/Masters in Environmental Sciences. Moreover students from other majors will have to take additional bridge courses as determined by the department.
  • Applicants must have done Intermediate with Science.
  • All candidates must appear for KC Graduate Assessment Test.
  • Only short listed candidates will be called for the Interview.

Road Map:

Research Thesis: An M.Phil candidate who has completed her course work with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 must present and pass the oral proposal defense examination before she is allowed to carry out her Masters research. On passing the thesis proposal defense the student must carry out a research study which is described in a thesis. She must successfully defend the completed work in an oral examination involving a presentation and question answer session in the presence of an external examiner.

Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
Semester I
1 Major Occupational Health and Safety 3
2 Major Advanced Methods in EIA 3
3 Major Environmental Analytical Techniques 3
4 Major Elective Course-I 3
Total 12
Semester II
1 Major Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 3
2 Major Research Methods in
Environmental Sciences
3 Major Elective Course- II 3
4 Major Elective Course- III 3
Total 12
Semester III & IV
1 Major Research work for Thesis 3
Total Degree Credit Hours 30


1 Occupational Health and Safety 3
2 Industrial Chemistry 3
3 Advanced Methods in Environmental Impact Assessment 3
4 Environmental Analytical Techniques 3
5 Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) 3
6 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 3
7 Research Methods in Environmental Sciences 3
8 Geographic Information System (for Environment) 3
9 Project Development & Management 3
10 Industrial Waste Abatement and Management 3
11 Waste Recycling and Reuse 3
12 Advanced Environmental Economics 3
13 Soil Contamination & Remediation 3
14 Environmental Auditing 3
15 Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement & Rehabilitation 3
16 Freshwater Ecology 3
17 Disaster Risk Management 3
18 Urban Development & Environment Interaction 3
19 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management 3
20 Green Economy 3
21 Sustainable Agriculture 3
22 Urban Greening 3
23 Environmental Application of Nanomaterials 3
24 Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) 3
25 Wildlife and Forest Conservation 3


  • Course offering is subject to change
  • Elective courses will be offered from the approved list of courses subject to the availability of relevant expertise.

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