Graduate Overview

The Department of Geography and Environment offers following graduate degrees:

  1. Master of Science (MS) in Geography and Environment – 1 year
  2. M.Phil in Geography and Environment – 2 years
  3. PhD in Geography and Environment – 3 years
  4. Professional Master of Science in Disaster Management (MSDM) – 2 years

 
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Master of Science (MS) in Geography and Environment

The M.S programme will be a one- year programme carrying 30 credits; each theory course has a weight of 4 credits equivalent to 100 marks. The programme will consist of three streams of specialization, Physical Geography and Environment, Human Geography and Environment, Urban and Regional Planning and Development; in two groups:- Group-A (Non-thesis) and Group-B (Thesis). Non-thesis students must take 6 theory courses and thesis students must take 5 theory courses.

 THESIS students will be required to take one compulsory theory course of 4 credits (GETh-501), 3 core theory courses of their respective streams [3 x 4=12 credits], one compulsory lab course (1 x 2 = 2 credits), and one optional theory course- relevant to their thesis theme [1 x 4 = 4 credits]. The thesis will have a value of 6 credits including thesis viva of 2 credits. The thesis topic of each student under a stream must be in an area/wider area of that stream and must be supervised by teacher related to/interested to that stream. The general viva equivalent to 2 credits.

NON-THESIS students will be required to take one compulsory theory course of 4 credits (GETh-501),  3  core theory courses of their respective streams [3 x 4 = 12 credits], one compulsory lab course (1 x 2 = 2 credits), and any 2 optional course [2 x 4 = 8 credits], and a project on Bangladesh (2 credits). The project topic of each student under a stream must be in an area/wider area of that stream and must be supervised by teacher related /interested to that stream. The general viva equivalent to 2 credits.

The proposed breakdown of courses is as follows:

Course Thesis Group (credit hour) Non-thesis Group (credit hour)
Compulsory theory course 1 1 x 4 = 4 1 x 4 = 4
Theory course (from any stream) 3 x 4 = 12 3 x 4 = 12
Theory course (optional) 1 x 4 = 4 2 x 4 =8
Practical (using physical, human or Urban and Regional geography techniques) 1 x 2 = 2 1 x 2 = 2
Field Project/Project on Bangladesh 0 1×2=2
General Viva 2 2
Thesis 4 0
Thesis viva 2 0
Total credit hour 30 30

 

Compulsory for All Students

GETh 501: Advanced Research Methodology in Geography
GELab 502a: Application of Techniques in Physical Geography or GELab 502b: Application of Techniques in Human Geography or GELab 502c: Urban Studio Lab

Streams and Courses under Each Stream
Streams Name Course Code Course Title
Physical Geography and Environment GETh 511 Fluvial Environment and Alluvial Morphology
GETh 512 Hydrology
GETh 513 Palaeo-Geomorphology and Palaeo-Climatology
GETh  514 Biodiversity and Conservation
Human Geography and Environment GETh 521 Geography of Migration and Refugee Management
GETh 522 Social Geography
GETh 523 Geopolitics of Bangladesh
GETh 524 Rural Land Evaluation and Management
Urban and Regional Planning and Development GETh 531 Urban Planning Development and Management
GETh 532 Urbanization and Urban System
GETh 533 Regional Planning and Development
GETh 534 Urban Environmental Management & Planning

 

Optional Courses
Course Code Course Title
GETh 560 Natural Hazard, Disaster and Disaster Management
GETh 561 Marine and Coastal Environment
GETh 562 Rural Settlements of Bangladesh
GETh 563 Gender Development and Environment
GETh 564 Geography of Health and Environment
GETh 565 Water Resource Management
GETh 566 Resource Management
GETh 567 Rural Development and Planning
GETh 568 Population, Environment and Sustainable Development of Bangladesh
GETh 569 Geography of Transport, Flows and Development
GETh 570 Climate Change and Human Adaptation
GETh 571 Geography of Tourism
GERe 572 Project on Bangladesh (compulsory for non-thesis students)

 
Courses: Course 501 and 502 are compulsory; courses 511-514 for Physical Geography stream, course 521-524 for Human Geography steam, course 531-534 for Urban and Regional Planning and Development; optional courses are 561-572.


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