The M.Sc. 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
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.
Applicants for admission should be holders of a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural
Resource Management or related disciplines with a minimum of Upper Second Class
Honours from Egerton University or any other recognised University.Under special
circumstances, candidates with Second Class HonoursLower Division. may be
Course Structure and Duration
The MSc. programme will extend for a minimum period of 18 months and a maximum of
36 months, of which the first 12 months must be spent in the University.The rest of the
period will be spent on thesis research.At least forty five45. credit factorsCF. of graduate
work are required for the award of Master of Science degree in Natural Resources
Management.This includes the 15 C.F. for thesis, and 16 C.F. of core courses.The rest is
acquired through elective courses for each option.
All candidates shall conduct independent research, with the guidance of a supervisor,
write and submit a thesis in partial fulfillment for Master of Science in Natural Resources
Management.The thesis shall be awarded grade ―P‖ if accepted, or ―F‖ if it is not.The
regulations of the Board of Post Graduate Studies shall apply in the submission and
examination of theses.
All courses offered by the Department of Natural Resources Management and
Environmental Science shall be coded NARE and ENSC respectively.The course number
shall consist of three digits, with the first representing the graduate study.The second digit
represents the programmeoption.These include:
3. Wildlife; and
4. Human Ecology.
The third digit represents the serial number of the course.In addition-6-. represents a
commoncore. course, while 700 and 799 represent seminar/projects and Thesis
respectively.Courses offered in other departments shall retain their respective coding.
Students may audit courses not included in the regular programme.Such students should
not earn credit factors for audited courses.This should cover deficiencies in the student‘s
area of specialisation.―AU‖ grade will be awarded.
All examinations for the MSc in Natural Resources Management shall be conducted in
accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute
The grading of examination for MSc Natural Resources Management shall be in accordance
with Egerton University Statute XXIX.
To graduatewith MSc in Natural Resources Management a student shall be required to
take and pass all required courses within the stipulated time.
The MSc Natural Resources Managementis not classified