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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HORTICULTURE program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission into the Master of Science degree in Horticulture  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 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

1.0 Introduction


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


i) 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 horticulturalists with the latest developments in the field of fruit and vegetable and/or flower and landscape horticulture production.


ii) To train highly skilled horticulturalists in fruit and vegetable and/or flower and landscape horticulture


production to help optimise the countryís ability to attain food security and better nutrition while improving agriculture-based incomes from horticultural production.

Course Program


Course units


Biometry and Computing


Advanced Plant Physiology


Biotechnology


Seed Science and Technology


Disease and Pest Management


Post-Harvest Physiology, Handling and Crop Quality


Research Methods & Graduate Seminars


Plant Nutrition and Soil fertility


Plant Biochemistry


Specialization Courses


Speciality A: Fruit and Vegetable Production


Biodiversity and Agro forestry Resources in Agri. Production


Advanced Vegetable Production


Tropical & S/tropical Fruit Production


Speciality B: Flower & Landscape


Horticulture Production


Breeding of Horticultural Crops


Beverage and Medicinal Plants


Floriculture


Project


Research Project (equivalent to 10 course units)


 

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