Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management

Rationale

The Ph.D programme in Natural Resource Management is designed to produce graduates

with sound knowledge and skills for sustainable utilisation of natural resources.The

programme is intended to meet the demand for highly trained manpower in the following

areas of specialisation:

Rangeland Resources Management;

Forest Resources Management;

Wildlife Resource Management; and

Human Ecology.

Kenya is endowed with a variety of productive terrestrial and aquatic

ecosystems.Sustained productivity from these ecosystems is necessary for economic and

social development of the country.The programme is intended to produce specialists in

the disciplinary areas of wildlife management, rangeland management, forestry, and

human ecology.This programme will provide trained manpower required in teaching,

research, extension, and consultancy services.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission should be holders of MSc degree in Natural Resource

Management or related disciplines from Egerton University or any other recognised

University.

Course Structure and Duration

The Ph.D. programme will extend for a minimum period of 36 months and a maximum of

72 months. The programme will be offered by independent Research and thesis.

159.4 Thesis Examination

All candidates enrolled for the Ph.D. degree in Natural Resources Management 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 Statutes.

Examination regulations

All examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management shall be

conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University

Statute XXIX.

Grading

The grading of examination for Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management shall be in

accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management a student shall be required to

undertake supervised independent research, submit a thesis and pass an oral examination.

Degree Classification

The Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management is not classified