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

    Visit: https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/

    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

    Chairman Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection

    Contacts: +254 20 4916020, e-mail: dept-pscp@uonbi.ac.ke