Postgraduate programmes offered at university of Nairobi Faculty of Agriculture.

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Are you an undergraduate in any agriculture course and wish to further your studies? Then, university of Nairobi is the right place for you to specialize in any agriculture course of your choice. You only need to have attained a minimum of bachelor degree honors upper division or bachelor degree honors lower division with two years experience.

The faculty of agriculture at the University of Nairobi is among the old faculties and it is placed under the college of agriculture and veterinary sciences which is located at Kabete campus of Nairobi University. The faculty is only 14 kilometers from the Nairobi CBD. These postgraduate programmes offered at the university of Nairobi faculty of agriculture enable one to be a specialized person and consultants in the area of specialization.These specializations ensures that Kenya has people who are expert in agriculture field such as horticulture, poultry, agronomy, plants and agricultural resource management both at masters and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) level.

The majority of postgraduate programmes offered at the faculty of agriculture are master’s programmes although they offer some doctor of philosophy programmes and one postgraduate diploma course. These postgraduate programmes are offered at both full time and distance learning basis. The Ph.D programme involves course work, examinations and thesis. Masters programmes offered include masters of Science(M.Sc.) in:

  • Food science and technology.
  • Applied Human Nutrition.
  • Plant Breeding Technology.
  • Horticulture.
  • Agronomy.
  • Crop Protection.
  • Plant Pathology.
  • Soil Science.
  • Range Management.
  • Agricultural Economics.
  • Poultry Science.
  • Agroforestry.
  • Land and Water management.
  • Livestock Production Systems Animal Genetics and Breeding.
  • Animal Nutrition and Feed Science.
  • Agricultural Resource Management.
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics.
  • Management of Agroecosystems and Environment.
  • Agricultural Information and Communication Management.

The only postgraduate diploma course offered at the faculty of agriculture in university of Nairobi is postgraduate diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Information and Communication Management while the other masters programmes offered include:

  • M.Sc. in Crop Protection and Plant Pathology.
  • M.Sc. in Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Agronomy.

The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) programmes offered by the University of Nairobi in the faculty of agriculture include:

  • Ph.D. in Crop protection.
  • Ph.D. in Animal Science.
  • Ph.D. in Dryland Resource Management.

For people who are interested with the postgraduate programmes offered at the faculty of agriculture and want more information on the admission requirements, they can contact the dean of the faculty of agriculture through the postal address University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi or call the telephone number 0202181354. You can also contact them through the email address

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