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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN RANGE MANAGEMENT program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

The Master's degree program in Range Management at the University of Nairobi contains advance coursework that focuses on the economic aspect of raising healthy livestock and plants while preserving the surrounding areas. Students also learn rehabilitation and reclamation techniques for rangelands that are damaged.

Minimum Entry Requirements

1.      Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with at least an Upper Second Class Honours in Range Management, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Animal Science, or an equivalent qualification form an institution recognized by Senate.


2.      Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with Lower Second Class Honours in any of the areas specified in (1) above, but with at least two years relevant research work experience evidenced by publications, or a postgraduate diploma in any of the areas listed in (1) above or an equivalent qualification from an institution from an institution recognized by Senate.


3.      Holders of a relevant Bachelor of Science degree with a pass plus a post-graduate diploma in Rangeland Resource Management may be considered.

Course Program

Core Courses


ARM 500 Range Research Methods


Management of Rangelands for Grazing


Agro-Silvo-Pastoral Systems


Range Management in Pastoral Societies


Ecology of Tropical Grazing Lands


Range Graduate Seminar


Statistics and Computer Use


Optional Courses


Each candidate shall select four optional courses depending on the area of specialization.


Range Habitat Analysis


Desertification & Rangeland Rehabilitation


Range Animal Nutrition and Management


Techniques in Range Animal Nutrition


Range Resource Economics


Rangeland Project Planning and Implementation


Compulsory Courses for Research Project Options


Each candidate shall select two optional courses as part of the four minimum optional courses required depending on the area of specialization.


Option 1: Range Ecology


Range Habitat Analysis


Desertification and Rangeland Rehabilitation


Option II Range Animal Nutrition


Range Animal Nutrition & Mgt


Tech. in Range Animal Nutrition


Option III Range Economics


Range Resource Economics


Rangeland Project Planning and Implementation

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