Doctor of Philosophy in Management of Agroecosystem and Environment


    The department of LARMAT has a unique heritage because it was established in 2005 following the merger of two previously full-fledged departments and an Institute. The departments were Soil Science, Range Management and the Institute for Dryland Research Development and Utilization. It is the second-largest and dynamic department of the Faculty of Agriculture in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.

    The department of Soil Science was among the oldest units of the Faculty of Agriculture teaching all soil science and related courses in the faculty. In 1976, the department launched a Master’s degree programme in Soil Science and thereafter a Doctoral programme. Several of the Master's graduates proceeded to PhD.

    1. The degree programme shall consist of course work, examinations and thesis. The course work shall be taken in the first year of study, within a duration of 1 year.

    2. The common regulations governing Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in the University of Nairobi shall apply. Accordingly the following rules will apply.
      • The research proposal shall be developed during the first year of study. However, the candidate shall be required to pass coursework before embarking on field research.
      • Subject to the approval of senate, the faculty may require the candidate to attend such a course or courses as may be considered appropriate.
    3. The programme shall take a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.

    4. Students shall be required to take seven core courses and at least five elective courses to make a total of twelve courses.

    • Holders of a Master of Science degree in agricultural related disciplines, 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.


     Agroecosystem and Environment


       Year I    Year 2    Year 3   Total 
    TUITION                    432,000.00                  432,000.00                       432,000.00                1,296,000.00
    ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                       7,000.00                           7,000.00                      21,000.00
    THESIS EXAMINATION                                     -                                      -                           50,000.00                      50,000.00
    REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        4,500.00                       4,500.00                           4,500.00                      13,500.00
    ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                       1,000.00                           1,000.00                        3,000.00
    CAUTION - (ONCE)                        5,000.00                                    -                                          -                          5,000.00
    MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                       6,500.00                           6,500.00                      19,500.00
    ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                       2,000.00                           2,000.00                        6,000.00
    LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        5,000.00                       5,000.00                           5,000.00                      15,000.00
    STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                       1,000.00                           1,000.00                        3,000.00
    EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                     -                                      -                                          -                                       -  
    Grand totals        464,000.00      459,000.00          509,000.00    1,432,000.00


    Mode of Delivery

    Research by thesis

    Contacts of support persons

    Prof. Charles Gachene