Degree Regulation Detail
Course Structure and Duration (MSc Crop Protection)

 

The programme will be offered as full time, part time and through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for students who cannot attend regular University programmes.

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 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 and Distance e-Learning 
The mode of delivery of the Masters programme will be through open and distance learning modes involving largely home and/ or office-based media:
  1. Written self instructional study modules issued at registration time (Study course materials like booklets, relevant literature, interactive devices and self tests)
  2. Mediated technical learning materials for example audio visual and e-learning materials
  3. Limited face-to-face sessions to provide overview of the course at commencement of semester, mid semester and revision period before examinations.
  4. Support study centers at the University of Nairobi (access to information through computers at the University of Nairobi and use of libraries at the University of Nairobi)