Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Resource Management

Overview

The revised programme has updated and expanded the content to provide essential new coverage of topics critically important to meet current and emerging challenges in land and water management such as intensification of resource use, carbon sequestration in agroecosystems, global warming and climate change. More specifically, the revised programme offers content that addresses current technical, planning, socio-economic and policy aspects of land and water management. It is expected that the trainees in the revised curriculum will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to address the many complex challenges in increasing the productivity and sustainability of the land and water resources

  1. The degree programme shall consist of research by thesis. 

  2. The common regulations governing Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in the University of Nairobi shall apply. Accordingly the following rules will apply.
  3. The programme shall take a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.

  1. Holders of a Master’s degree in Agronomy or related plant sciences from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by Senate
  2. In addition, the applicant shall hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture related disciplines from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by Senate.
  3. The applicant must be able to produce evidence of adequate academic background in the discipline and capacity to carry out original research by submitting a research concept note on the proposed topic of study.
  4. The concept note shall include a brief statement of the problem, research objectives, research hypothesis, brief literature review, summary of proposed methodology, expected outputs, work plan and key references.
  5. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must produce evidence of proficiency in spoken and written English language.

Application for admission to Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes

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Researcher in Agricultural resource and management
areas
Agricultural officer

All round research in Resource Governance
Non-Governmental Organizations
Entrepreneurial self-employment in agricultural production
National and international research organizations
Lecturers in tertiary technical and academic institutions

 

Item

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

TOTAL

1

Registration

4,500

4,500

4,500

9,000

2

Tuition (KES 25,000/ unit)

200,000

225,000

175,000

600,000

3

Examination

6,000

-

 

6,000

4

Thesis Supervision

100,000

100,000

100,000

300,000

5

Thesis Examination

-

-

50,000

50,000

6

Laboratory and field fee

132,000

132,000

132,000

396,000

7

ICT services

7,000

7,000

7,000

21,000

8

Library

5,000

5,000

5,000

15,000

9

ID Card

1,000

1,000

1,000

3,000

10

Caution money (Refundable)

5,000

-

-

5,000

11

Medical fee

6,500

6,500

6,500

19,500

12

Activity Fee

2,000

2,000

2,000

6,000

13

Student organization

1,000

1,000

1,000

3,000

 

Total

470,000

484,000

484,000

1,438,000

 

Application Information
Mode of Delivery

Research by thesis

Contacts of Support Persons

Dr. Onesmus Kitonyo

Cell phone +254 721 434 412

kitonyo@uonbi.ac.ke

 

Prof James Muthomi

Cell phone +254 722984179

e-mail: james_wanjohi@yahoo.com, james.muthomi@uonbi.ac.ke