Doctor of Philosophy Land and Water Management


    The revised programme has updated and expanded the content to provide essential new coverage of topics critically important to meet current and emerging challenges in land and water management such as intensification of resource use, carbon sequestration in agroecosystems, global warming and climate change. More specifically, the revised programme offers content that addresses current technical, planning, socio-economic and policy aspects of land and water management. It is expected that the trainees in the revised curriculum will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to address the many complex challenges in increasing the productivity and sustainability of the land and water resources

    1. The degree programme shall consist of research by thesis. 

    2. The common regulations governing Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in the University of Nairobi shall apply. Accordingly the following rules will apply.
    3. The programme shall take a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.

    • Holders of a Master of Science degree in agricultural related disciplines, Soil science, biological sciences, environmental sciences or in natural resource management or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by senate.

    • Holders of Masters degree in relevant social sciences recommended by the faculty board and approved by senate.

    Aims to produce professionals equipped with practical skills, which will enable them to undertake the following:

    • Carry out, extension, teaching, research or consultancy in land resources and environment management.
    • Enhance land productivity by using appropriate and sustainable agricultural production technologies.
    • Manage water resources for agricultural production and agro-industries at farm and watershed levels.
    • Carry out research on land and water management technologies and innovations
    • Contribute to the development, implementation and enforcement of relevant policies relating to natural resources management.

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    Application Information
    1. KCSE/O-level certificate
    2. Certified copies of undergraduate degree certificate and transcripts
    3. KNEC C plain applicants to attach certified copy of diploma from KNEC in addition to i and ii.
    4. Certified copies of masters degree certificate and transcripts
    Mode of Delivery

    Research  and thesis

    Contacts of support persons

    Prof. Richard Onwonga 


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