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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRONOMY program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

1.      Holders of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours from the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification from another institution recognized by the Senate.


2.      Holders of a Bachelorís degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours in Environmental Science, Botany and Zoology, Forestry and Education with Botany option from the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification from another institution recognized by the Senate.


3.      Holders of a degree with at least Lower Second Class Honours in any of the degrees specified in 1 and 2 with at least three yearsí relevant experience as evidenced by research publications, or relevant postgraduate diploma or an equivalent qualification from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognised by the Senate may be considered for admission.


4.      Holders of a pass Bachelorís degree in disciplines specified in 1 and 2 and a postgraduate diploma in the relevant areas.


 

Course Objectives

To produce graduates with ability to identify research problems, design and execute research projects aimed at solving the problems within a changing agricultural environment. At the same time, the training is to update the agronomists with the latest developments in the field of crop production and/or environmental agronomy.


To train highly skilled agronomists who will help optimize the countryís ability to attain food security and better nutrition while improving agriculture-based incomes from surplus production.

Course Program

Compulsory Courses


Biometry and Computing


Advanced Plant Physiology


Biotechnology


Fundamentals of Crop Improvement


Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use


Research Methods & Graduate Seminars


Seed Science and Technology


Specialization Courses


Speciality A: Environmental Agronomy


Agro meteorology and Modelling


Crop Production


Biodiversity and Agro-forestry Resources in Agricultural Prod.


 Remote Sensing and GIS in Environmental Agronomy


Forage Agronomy & Range Pastures


Speciality B: Crop Production


Pest and disease management


Post Harvest Physiology, Handling and Crop Quality


Forage Agronomy & Range Pastures


Speciality B: Elective Courses:


Agronomy of Annual Field and Vegetable Crops


Agronomy of Perennial Crops


Project


Research Project


 

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