MASTER OF SCIENCE ( INTEGRATED SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT)
i. The common regulations governing admissions to masters degrees in Kenyatta University shall apply.
ii. The general regulations for all master degrees in the school of Agriculture and Enterprise Development shall apply.
iii. Holders of a B.Sc. Degree with an upper Second Class Honours in Agriculture, Agricultural Resource Management, Dry-land Agriculture & Enterprise Development, Agricultural Engineering, Range Management, Horticulture, Environmental science, Agricultural Education or any equivalent qualification from Kenyatta University or other institutions recognized by Kenyatta University Senate
iv. 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.
Course Structure, Study Duration
The M.Sc. degree in Integrated Soil fertility shall consist of coursework, examination and thesis The M.Sc. programme shall take a minimum period of two years. In year one, a candidate shall be required to take a total of 10 units. In year two, a candidate shall concentrate on research work and submit a thesis.
The Kenyatta University examination regulations governing post- graduate exams shall apply. Unit registered for in each semester shall be examined at the end of each semester Coursework assessment shall consist of final written examination and Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) which shall include practicals, written tests, seminars, oral presentation and term papers The final written examination shall constitute 60% of the total marks for each unit while CATs shall constitute 40% of the total marks. The pass mark for each unit shall be 50%.The thesis will be supervised by at least two academic staff members. The thesis will be examined according to the university regulations, that is written thesis and oral presentation (defence)
The degree to be awarded is designated: Master of Science in Integrated Soil fertility Management (M.Sc. in Integrated Soil Fertility Management or ISFM).
Unit Code and Title
Level 800 –
KCU 800: Biostatistics
KCU 802: Philosophy and Practice of Sustainability Science
KRM 800: Soil Genesis and Classification
KRM 806: Agro-Meteorology
KRM 813: Agriculture and Environment
KCU 801: Research Methods
KRM 801: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
KRM 803: Advanced Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
KRM 808: Soil and Water Conservation
KRM 805: Soil Water Plant Relations
KRM 830: Thesis (In year 2)