MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Rationale

The M.Sc. programme in Natural Resource Management is designed to produce graduates with sound knowledge and skills for sustainable utilisation of natural resources.The programme is intended to meet the demand for highly trained manpower in the following areas of specialisation:

 Rangeland Resources Management;

 Forest Resources Management;

 Wildlife Resource Management; and

 Human Ecology.

Kenya is endowed with a variety of productive terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.Sustained productivity from these ecosystems is necessary for economic and social development of the country. The programme is intended to produce specialists in the disciplinary areas of wildlife management, rangeland management, forestry, and human ecology.This programme will provide trained manpower required in teaching, research, extension, and consultancy services.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission should be holders of a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management or related disciplines with a minimum of Upper Second Class Honours from Egerton University or any other recognised University.

Under special circumstances, candidates with Second Class Honours Lower Division. may be considered.

Course Structure and Duration

The MSc. programme will extend for a minimum period of 18 months and a maximum of 36 months, of which the first 12 months must be spent in the University.The rest of the period will be spent on thesis research.At least forty five45. credit factorsCF. of graduate work are required for the award of Master of Science degree in Natural Resources Management.

This includes the 15 C.F. for thesis, and 16 C.F. of core courses.The rest is acquired through elective courses for each option.

All candidates shall conduct independent research, with the guidance of a supervisor,

write and submit a thesis in partial fulfillment for Master of Science in Natural Resources

Management.The thesis shall be awarded grade ―P if accepted, or ―F if it is not.The

regulations of the Board of Post Graduate Studies shall apply in the submission and

examination of theses.

All courses offered by the Department of Natural Resources Management and

Environmental Science shall be coded NARE and ENSC respectively.The course number

shall consist of three digits, with the first representing the graduate study.The second digit

represents the programmeoption.These include:

1. Rangeland;

2. Forestry;

3. Wildlife; and

4. Human Ecology.

The third digit represents the serial number of the course.In addition-6-. represents a commoncore. course, while 700 and 799 represent seminar/projects and Thesis respectively.Courses offered in other departments shall retain their respective coding.

Students may audit courses not included in the regular programme.Such students should not earn credit factors for audited courses.This should cover deficiencies in the student‘s area of specialisation.―AU grade will be awarded.

Examination regulations

All examinations for the MSc in Natural Resources Management shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute

XXIX.

Grading

The grading of examination for MSc Natural Resources Management shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with MSc in Natural Resources Management a student shall be required to take and pass all required courses within the stipulated time.

Degree Classification

The MSc Natural Resources Managementis not classified