MSc. Horticulture - Egerton University | Educartis

2 years
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Course Overview

The increasing demand of horticultural products as a result of increasing population is placing significant pressure on the environment, few trained scientists available and the development of new technologies in production, handling, marketing and improvement of horticultural products. Institutions of higher learning are obligated to train personnel that will exploit the untapped potential in the horticultural industry. The horticultural industry contributes significantly to food security, employment and wealth creation. The industry is rapidly expanding but is faced with competition, inadequate postgraduate scientists, and changing environment in which it has to operate. The horticultural industry therefore requires personnel with advanced level of training to tackle the emerging issues such as food insecurity, poverty and environmental degradation. The degree of Master of Science in horticulture shall represent the attainment of advanced level of scholarship and achievement in coursework and independent research. It is conceptualized and designed to produce personnel with advanced level of training, who are expected to contribute towards the goal of realizing the full potential of horticulture in national development and promotion of living standards.

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Horticultural section offers a graduate programme leading to the degree of Master of Science in horticulture. The major objective of this programme is to provide an opportunity for outstanding University graduates of horticulture to prepare themselves for challenging careers in teaching, research and supervisory level horticultural positions.

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

Applicants for admission should be those holding the Bachelor of Science in horticulture with a minimum of upper second-class honours or equivalent from Egerton University or other approved Universities. Also, those holding Bachelor of Science in agricultural degrees with a major in Crop Science or other related plant sciences will be considered, if they possess at least either upper second class honours degree or cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 out of 4.00 in all courses taken at University level.In addition, the applicants should request three persons, one of who shall have taught the applicant at University level, to send letters of reference directly to the Registrar(Academic). In certain circumstances, where a candidate's credentials are not easily evaluated, or do not meet the minimum requirements, the Department may require certain applicants to pass a qualifying examination, [administered either orally or in written form or both], or provide proof of sufficient research work/experience.There shall be two categories of registration for the Master of Science degree in horticulture:i) Full-time students: - students registered under this category shall be required to complete their degree requirements within three years;ii) Part-time students: - students registered under this category shall be required to complete their degree requirements within four years.

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