MSc in Agricultural Economics

Kenyatta University

Program Description

MSc in Agricultural Economics

Kenyatta University

Welcome to the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED), one of the youngest but fast growing Schools in the University. The School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED) was established in December, 2007 to offer unique training in agriculture (including livestock production) with emphasis on agriculture as business and enhancement of Agriculture value chain in line with the objectives of the National Vision 2030, the Millennium Development Goals and other relevant policy documents. Through this webpage we hope to give you a virtual tour of the academic programs we are currently offering in the school and students experience. Our current thrust is to prepare competent future leaders in agricultural sciences, agribusiness and agricultural resvource management. The School has four Departments; Agricultural Resources Management (ARM), Agricultural Science and Technology (AST), Agribusiness Management and Trade (ABMT) and Animal Sciences (AS) under which seven (7) Bachelor of Science Programmes, eleven (11) MSc, and thirteen (13) Doctoral programmes are currently offered.

Entry Requirements

  1. The common regulations for admission into the Masters degrees in the School of Agri culture shall apply.
  2. Applicants into the program should have First-class or second class honours (Upper Division) degree from a recognized university in agricultural economics, agribusiness or related courses such as general agricultural sciences, economics and social science.
  3. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

Duration and Degree Pattern

The Master of Science (Agricultural Economics) degree programme is by course work, examinations and thesis. The programme will take a minimum of 18 months. To graduate with a Master of Science (Agricultural Economics) the student is expected to pass seven core units, one compulsory (non-core) unit and at least four units in their area of specialization in addition to a thesis in the second year of study. During the first year of study, the student will be required to complete minimum of 12 units. In Semester one (1) the student will take four core units and two optional units, at least one being a foundation unit in the area of specialization. In Semester two (2), the student will take 4 core units and at least two units from the area of specialization. In the second year, the student will be expected to carry out field research and submit a thesis for examination.

Examination Regulations

The general university examination regulations shall apply. Students enrolled for the Master of Science (Agricultural Economics) degree programme will be expected to take written examinations on all the taught units. The written examinations will constitute 60% of the total marks while the course work assessment tests (CATS) will constitute 40%. Pass mark shall be 50%. Every student must do research and submit a thesis for examination.

Certification

The degree to be awarded is designated:

  1. Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Trade and Policy)
  2. Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural and Rural Development)
  3. Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Environment and Natural Resource
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 11, 2016
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