Environmental Sciences, M.Sc. | An-Najah National University | Nablus, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
24 months
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The Environmental Sciences program of the An-Najah National University was designed by academic leaders in the Water and Environmental Studies Institute and benefiting from experts and programs in applied science at regional institutes and universities.


The focus of the Environmental Sciences program of the An-Najah National University is on studying the environmental effects and impacts of current human activities and development on the present and future (in quality and quantity and in time and space) of environmental and natural resources.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning methods adopted and used in water and environmental engineering and sciences include direct instructor lecturing through best available teaching techniques and practices and infrastructures (buildings, teaching assistances, and labs). 

These methods are aimed at knowledge building (new text books-up to date-used and presented to students in course works), comprehension (demonstrating understanding of terms and concepts of water and environmental engineering and sciences), application (solving problems by laboratory and field demonstration), analysis (breaking things down into their elements, formulating theoretical explanations or mathematical or logical models for observed phenomena of water and environmental engineering and sciences), synthesis (creating, design, and make-up problem solving techniques and mechanisms, and combining elements and processes in novel ways), evaluation (choosing, determining, and selecting from among alternatives). 

Active learning approach is practiced in this program resulting in and emphasizing recalling prior material, responding to questions, problem solving, explaining written material, analytical, critical, and creative thinking, , and generating questions and summarizing .  In addition, cooperative learning is employed in this program by involving students to work in teams to accomplish an assigned task and produce a final product. 

This cooperative learning include the following elements: positive interdependence, individual accountability, face-to-face promotive interaction, appropriate use of teamwork skills, and regular self-assessment of team functioning.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from environmental sciences program could work at local/regional/international employers such as:

  • Governmental Ministries,
  • NGOs,
  • Private sector,
  • Local governments service providers (municipalities and villages councils),
  • Environmental monitoring organisations;
  • Environmental consultancies;
  • International agencies
  • Applied, research, academic/educational, and theoretical fields
  • Business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Science 
  • Natural Resources Management 
  • Environmental Law 
  • Public Health & Sanitation 
  • Social Impact Assessment 
  • Applied Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective applicant should have a Bachelor degree from An-Najah National University or its equivalent from a Faculty or university credited by An-Najah National University.
  • A Placement Test for the major he/she is applying to.
  • Prospective applicant should be willing to meet with the Supervising Committee for a personal interview if the Specialised Department Council recommends that.
  • Earning a competitive GPA, is a matter usually determined and computed by the Specialized Department by the following formula: An applicant’s Bachelor’s GPA counts 70% and the applicant’s results on the Skills / Placement Exam and personal interview counts 30%.
  • An original or official transcript or copy of certified from both the university from which the applicant graduated and the Palestinian ministry of higher learning.
  • A certificate of work experience, if available.
  • Two recommendation Letters from faculty members or professionals.
  • Personal photo.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Nablus

1790 - 2357 ILS /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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