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MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (AGROFORESTRY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT)

Entry Requirement 

The common regulations for the Masters Degree in the University shall apply. The common regulations for the Masters degree in the Faculty of environmental Studies shall apply. The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of environmental Studies in Agro- forestry and Rural Development. 

  • Bachelor's Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Environmental Science Environmental Education, Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Physical Science, Biological Sciences Technology, Agriculture or Engineering.
  • Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade "C" and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

Examination Requirements
The general University examination regulations shall apply. Students enrolled for the Master of Environmental Studies (Agroforestry and Rural Development) degree programme will be expected to take written examinations on all taught courses. Assessment of each unit shall be done at the end of the semester in which it is taught. The written examination will constitute 70% of the total marks while the coursework assessment tests will constitute 30% of the total marks per unit. The pass mark shall be 50%.
Every student must do research in the second year and submit a thesis for examination. Theses will be examined and classified as Pass or Fail.


Mode of Study
The Master of environmental studies (Agroforestry and Rural Development) degree programme is by Course work, Examinations and Theses. The course is a full-time programme extending over a period of at least eighteen months. In the first year of study, students will take at least ten units, six of which will be Core and four Electives. In the second year of study, students will carry out a field research and submit a thesis for examination. Students will be required to attend seminars and present at least two critique papers in areas related to Agroforestry and rural Development.

Mode of Evaluation
Students enrolled for the master of Environmental studies (Agroforestry and Rural Development) degree programme will be expected to take written examinations on all the taught units. The Examinations will constitute 70% of the total marks while the Course work assessment tests (CATS) will constitute 30%. Theses will be examined and classified as Pass or Fail.

Certification
The degree to be awarded is designated: Master of Environmental Studies (Agroforestry and Rural Development)

Unit Codes and Titles

Core
ESU 800: Applied Statistics
ESU 801: Research Methods
EFA 800: Advanced Agroforestry Systems and Practices
EFA 801: Multipurpose Trees, Shrubs and Nursery Technology EFA 805: Economics of Land and Water Resource Management
EFA 806: Soil Management and Productivity in Agroforestry
EFA 802: Community Participation in Natural Resources Management
EFA 808: Crop Ecology and Cropping Systems

Electives (Take 2 -thesis or 6 - project)
ESU 802: Environmental Impact Assessment
SMW 800: Principles and Management of Watershed Resources
EFA 803: Forest Resources and Development
EFA 804: Dryland Resources Management
KDM 813: Agriculture and Environment
ECD 812: Environment, Gender and Sustainable Development
EFA 812: Modelling and Simulation of Agroforestry Systems
EFA 813: Thesis

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