01.4/MSc in Horticulture

Title: Master of Science in HorticultureArise Blank

Application hydroxyzine hcl. #Atarax canada. hydroxyzine heart palpitations. Reference EU Code: 01.4

Website Reference: NR039  

Credits per semester: The course shall cover a minumum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters and each semester will be 15 weeks. Duration: 4 Semesters  


 The objectives of this programme are:  (i) To enable graduates to acquire in depth theoretical knowledge and practical skills in horticultural crop production  (ii) To build the capacity of graduates to formulate a research problem, design and diflucan over the counter walgreens. #Buy Diflucan USA. fluconazole 150 mg price walmart. execute scientific research project and reporting and communication  in horticulture to stakeholders (iii) To enable graduates to acquire entrepreneurial skills for use in creating employment opportunities

Structure and Content:

The programme  will be offered as full time, part time and through  Open, Distance, and Electronic Leaming (ODEL) for students who cannot attend regular University programmes. 1. 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 8 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 unde1take 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.

 2. 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.

 3. Open, Distance and e-Leaming (ODEL)

  1. The Open, Distance and e-Learning programme will run for a minimu1m of 4 semesters of 15 weeks each and a maximum of 8 semesters of  15 weeks each.
  2. The minimum calendar years for completion  of the programme  shall  be 2 years and  a maximum of 4 years.
  3. The minimum course load per se1mester will be 2 course units.

 The mode of delivery will be through open and distance learning modes involving largely home and/ or office-based media:

  •  Written self-instructional study modules issued at registration time:
  1. Study course materials like booklets 
  2. Relevant literature 
  3. Interactive devices and self test
  • Face to face introductory tutorials
  • Mediated technical learning materials for example:
  1.  Audio visual
  2.  e-learning  materials
  • Limited  face-to-face sessions to provide overview of the course at commencement  of semester,  mid semester and revision period before examinations.
  • Support study centres at the University of Nairobi
  1.  Access to information through computers at the University of Nairobi.
  2.  Use of libraries at the University of Nairobi.
  • Orientation  (immediately after registration):
  1. Orientation in ODEL delivery.
  2. Study, reading and computer skills.
  3. Time management and techniques of handling assignments.
  4. Mentorship, guidance and counselling.
  5. Emphasis is on satellite centres that serve as a link between the University and the student in the following manner: registration, collecting reading materials, collecting results and programmes, examination information, posting timetable  and  holding  meetings.


Code Title Hours Semester
ACS600 Biometrics for Agricultural Sciences  45hrs 1
ACS601 Advanced Plant Physiology and Metabolism 45hrs 1
ACS602 Crop Biotechnology and Improvement 45hrs 1
ACS603 Crop Pest Management 45hrs 1
ACS604 Seed Science and Technology 45 hrs 1
ACS605 Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility 45hrs 2
ACP610 Agricultural Entrepeneurship 45hrs 2
ACP612 Research Methods and Scientific Communication 45hrs 2
ACH603 Floriculture 45hrs 1
ACH604 Advanced Vegetable Production 45hrs 1
ACH605 Advanced Fruit Production and Beverage crops 45hrs 2
ACH606 Post-Harvest Physiology and Phytosanitary Standards  45hrs 2
ACH609 Thesis 360 all
  Total 900  

Learning Outcomes:

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme in horticulture is designed with a view  of training  high quality graduates with requisite professional and technical skills to effectively handle issues of crop productivity, quality, postharvest handling and value addition. The trainees will be equipped with knowledge and skills on global issues including good agricultural practices, climate change, biodiversity, biotechnology, environmental management and market access. In addition, the trainees will be taught research and communication skills to enable them develop strategies that will enhance the growth of the horticulture sub-sector.

Recognition Obtained /Employability:

UON degrees are recognised  nationally  and internationally. Graduates wOrk in national/county govern1nents of various countries, private companies, NGOs and civil societies, international organizations and agencies, colleges and universities, self enterprises etc.

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