The PhD in Nutritional Sciences intends to prepare researchers and philosophers in the discipline of Nutritional Sciences in order to increase manpower with advanced knowledge in this field. Human Nutrition as a subject has continued to occupy an important position in the world due to the prevailing food and nutrition problems affecting populations in both the developing and developed countries. The graduates of the programme are prepared to assume responsibilities in research, advisory and extension services, consultancy, management and university teaching. The programme is by research and thesis.
Objectives of the Course
The graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nutritional Sciences should be able to:
i. Conduct teaching and research in colleges and universities.
ii. Plan and conduct research, on Nutritional Sciences
iii. Provide consultations and administrative guidance in private and public sectors, including hospitals and the community that require advanced training.
iv. Monitor and evaluate Nutritional Health programmes.
The common Egerton University rules and regulations for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme shall apply.
Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme in Nutritional Sciences shall be required to:
i. have a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences or its equivalent.
ii. present a research project proposal acceptable to the Department of Food Nutrition and Dietetics
Course Structure and Duration
The Ph.D programme will extend for a minimum period of 36 months and a maximum of 72 months All candidates shall conduct independent research, with the direction of a subject specialist, write and submit a thesis, in fulfilment for PhD in Nutritional Sciences.
All candidates enrolled for the Ph.D. degree in Nutritional Sciences shall be required to conduct independent research, leading to writing of a thesis. The defense of the thesis shall be conducted in accordance with the rules established in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
All examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nutritional Sciences shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
The grading of examination for PhD in Nutritional Sciences shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.
To graduate with a PhD in Nutritional Sciences a student shall be required to undertake independent research, submit a written thesis and pass an oral thesis examination.
The PhD in Nutritional Sciences is not classified