Master of Science in Land and Water Management

Overview

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.

The programme will be offered under three modes; full time, part time and Distance Learning (DL) for students who cannot attend regular University programmes

  1. Full-Time
    1. The degree program shall consist of coursework, examinations and thesis.
    2. The course shall cover a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters and each semester will be 15 weeks.
    3. Each candidate will be required to take and pass all courses.
    4. Each candidate will be required to undertake a research project leading to an examinable thesis. The choice of the thesis research topic shall be made in consultation with the department and the academic supervisor.
    5. Each course unit shall have 45 hours covered in one semester.

 Part time

As in  above in addition to the following:

  1. The course shall cover a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters and each semester will be 15 weeks.
  2. A student shall be required to take a minimum of two and a maximum of four courses in one semester.

 Open, Distance and Electronic Learning

The mode of delivery of the Masters programme will be through Open, Distance and electronic learning modes involving largely home and/ or office-based media:

  1. The common regulations governing Masters Degrees in all faculties of the University of Nairobi shall apply.
  2. Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with at least an Upper Second Class Honours in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Range Management, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Environmental Science, Animal Science, Biological and Natural Sciences or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by Senate.
  3. Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with Lower Second Class Honours in any of the areas specified in (2.2) 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 (2.2) above or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by Senate.
  4. Holders of a relevant Bachelor of Science degree with a pass plus a post-graduate diploma in any field related to land and water management may be considered.

The MSc. in Land and Water Management programme 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.

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT - A519      
   Year 1   Year 2   Totals 
TUITION                    384,000.00                  384,000.00                       768,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                      10,000.00                                    -                           10,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                        7,000.00                       7,000.00                         14,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                                     -                      30,000.00                         30,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                        4,500.00                       4,500.00                           9,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                       1,000.00                           2,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                        5,000.00                                    -                             5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00                       6,500.00                         13,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        5,000.00                       5,000.00                         10,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                        2,000.00                       2,000.00                           4,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                        1,000.00                       1,000.00  
Grand totals        426,000.00      441,000.00          865,000.00
 
 
Mode of Delivery

The programme will be offered under three modes; full time, part time and Distance Learning (DL) for students who cannot attend regular University programmes.

Contacts of support persons

Dr. Stephen Mureithi

stemureithi@uonbi.ac.ke