MASTER OF SCIENCE ( LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT)
i. The common regulations for admissions into master degree in Kenyatta University shall apply.
ii. The general regulations for all master degree in the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development shall apply.
iii. Holders of a B.Sc. degree with at least an upper second class honours in Agriculture, Agricultural Resource Management, Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development, Agricultural Engineering, Range Management, Horticulture, Environmental science, Agricultural Education, or its equivalent from Kenyatta University and other institutions recognized by Kenyatta University Senate.
iv. 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.
Course Structure, Study Duration and Certification
The M.Sc. degree in land and water management shall consist of coursework, examination and thesis.
The M.Sc. programme will take a minimum of two (2) years. In year one, a candidate shall be required to take a total of 10 units of which 10 shall be compulsory taken from core units and 2 electives. In first semester, a candidate will take six core units and in second semester 4 core units and 2 electives. In year two, a candidate shall concentrate on research work and submit a thesis.The degree to be awarded is designated: Master of Science in Land and Water Management (M.Sc. Land and Water Management)
The Kenyatta University examination regulations governing post-graduate exams shall apply. Unit registered for in each semester shall be examined at the end of each semester Coursework assessment shall consist of final written examination and Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) which shall include practicals, written tests, seminars, oral presentation and term papers The final written examination shall constitute 60% of the total marks for each unit while CATs shall constitute 40% of the total marks
The pass mark for each unit shall be 50%.The thesis will be supervised by at least two academic staff members. The thesis will be examined according to the university regulations, that is written thesis and oral presentation (defence)
Unit Code and Title
KCU 800: Biostatistics
KRM 806: Agro-Meteorology
KRM 813: Agriculture and Environment
KRM 820: Land Degradation and Productivity Management
KRM 800: Soil Genesis and Classification
KRM 803: Advanced Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
KCU 801: Research Methods
KRM 808: Soil and Water Conservation
KRM 809: Irrigation and Drainage
KRM 817: Land Use Planning and Policy
KRM 830: Thesis (In year 2)