Master Of Science In Agronomy, Masters Program.

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Course Type: Masters

Duration: 2 YEARS

Study Method: Fulltime

Fee: Kshs on application

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Course Details:

Course Entry Requirements:

Qualification for admission into the Master of Science degree in Agronomy in the University of Nairobi.

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 Bachelor’s 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 recognised 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 years’ 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 Bachelor’s degree in disciplines specified in 1 and 2 and a postgraduate diploma in the relevant areas.

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Course Objective

The objectives of this programme offered at the University of Nairobi are: -

1 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.

1To train highly skilled agronomists who will help optimize the country’s ability to attain food security and better nutrition while improving agriculture-based incomes from surplus production.

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Course Programme

Compulsory Courses

Biometry and Computing

Advanced Plant Physiology


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

5.3 Project

Research Project