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With the concept of “sustainability” percolating into virtually all key sectors of the economy, applied knowledge in environment, natural resources and
their management has become a skill of demanded in the modern competitive career market. The M.Sc./ Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry and Environmental Management offered through the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to take up diverse challenges in nature] resource management.

Be a part of the tradition …

Postgraduate education in Forestry and Environmental Science at the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science University of Sri Jayewardenepura has a history of more than 30 years. Since 1983, we have produced over 500 professionals with Masters qualifications, who are currently holding top managerial and executive positions in various forestry and environment related institutions, and ably contributing to the management of country’s natural resources.

Course description

M.Sc. in Forestry and Environmental Management is a full time two-year course whereas Post Graduate Diploma is a one year course. The course consists of core courses, assignments and a research project. The coursework component of both M.Sc. and Post Graduate Diploma programs consists of an integrated series of lectures selected from 4 taught modules.

During the first year, both M.Sc. and Post Graduate Diploma students follow a common program that provides a comprehensive background. During the second year, M.Sc. candidates concentrate more on applied aspects as well as on the research project.

Entry requirements

B.Sc. Degree in Biological or Physical Science, Forestry and Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Agriculture, Civil or Chemical Engineering or
Four year Degree in Management, Social Science, Economics, with at least 5 years of experience in a relevant field or Any other special qualification equivalent to a degree recognized by the University Grant Commission and considered appropriate by the University Senate, with at least 7 years of experience in the field.


The course is designed to train professionals to undertake tasks in forest and wildlife management, water and other natural resource management, environmental pollution control and use of special tools such as environmental impact assessment, cost benefit analysis, GIS and remote sensing applications in environmental management. As such, this program will open up the pathway to diverse and rewarding careers in government ministries, non-governmental organizations, environmental and business consultancies, public sector organizations, and manufacturing and service industries in the private sector.

For more information contact:

Dr. Priyan Perera
Coordinator – M.Sc. I Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry and Environmental Management
Phone (office):(+94)112758411
Phone (mobile) :(+94)718656457
Web: http://science.sjp.ac.lk/fes/courses/