Welcome to the CFES

The Centre for Environmental Studies at the University of Pretoria is a graduate training programme for multidisciplinary studies in the field of environmental sciences.

The emerging discipline of Environmental Studies requires a new generation of graduates capable of facing the challenges posed by this multidisciplinary subject as well as by the expanding and rapidly changing market requirements.

The latest developments in national legislation with respect to the environment, as well as the consumer-driven environmental awareness of the industry at an international level, has generated a need for suitably qualified professionals who can implement these new developments in the environmental industry.

A sensitive balance between professional specialisation and a broad understanding of the varied and interacting dimensions of environmental problems is required, promoting sustainable economic development at the conservation, natural resource and social dimensions.