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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2

Course Details

Course Overview

The programme targets graduates from a variety of backgrounds and specialization including agricultural and related sciences, the biological sciences, information and communication science, information technology and social sciences. AICM also provides for admission of mid career candidates with relevant experience in their relevant areas of specialization.

Minimum Entry Requirements

1)      A holder of Bachelor of Science degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent in Agricultural Science, Biological Science, Environmental Science, Forestry and other relevant disciplines from the University of Nairobi or any other equivalent institutions recognized by Senate.


2)      A holder of a Bachelorís degree, of Lower Second Class Honours in any of the degree categories specified in 1 above with a relevant Postgraduate Diploma or other equivalent qualifications from the University of Nairobi or any other equivalent institution recognized by Senate or with at least two years relevant experience, demonstrated through research and publications.


3)      A holder of pass degree in any of the degree categories specified in (2.1) above with a relevant Postgraduate Diploma or other equivalent qualifications from the University of Nairobi or any other equivalent institution recognized by Senate, and at least two years of relevant work experience.


 

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are:


i) To use a holistic approach to provide skills needed in agricultural research and solving agricultural problems in the region.


ii) To contribute to development of higher education in all areas of agricultural science and technology.

Course Program

Core courses


Biometrics, computer use and scientific communication


Project analysis


Remote sensing and global climate change


Agricultural production systems


Environmental management and post harvest technology


Development economics & marketing


Major Areas


Major 1: Plants, Ecosystems and Environment


Biodiversity and biotechnology


Crop production systems


Agro-meteorology and nutrient cycles


Crop protection


Major 2: Animals, Ecosystems and Environment


Biodiversity and animal genetic resources


Animal nutrition and feed resources


Animal production systems & animal health


Integrated management systems in animal production


Major 3: Resource Economics


Agricultural development planning


Agricultural resource economics


Social economics and resource Mgt


Resource policy and law


Major 4: Soil, Water and Environment


Land use systems


Agricultural Watershed Management


Irrigation and Drainage Management


Biosystems technology


Major 5: Post Harvest Technology and Mgt


Storage of Agricultural Products


Processing and Preservation of Agricultural Products


Agro-industrial Waste Management


Markets & Marketing of Agri. products


Research Project

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