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Prof. Mary K. Walingo, Ph.D

Welcome to Maasai Mara University. The vision we hold as a University is to be a World Class University committed to academic excellence for development. Our Mission is to provide Quality University education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development. We offer high-quality, branded graduands whose image is recognizable among consumers in the corporate world by creating a sense of confidence among consumers who send the daughters and sons here. Read More

Successful launch of European Space Agency’s AEOLUS Satellite at the Kourou Space Centre

The European Space Agency Advisory Committee on Earth Observation (Professor Jacquie McGlade- Director of Sekenani Space and Resilience Research Centre on far right) in Mission Control at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana ready for the launch. Aeolus in the Launch Tower with the VEGA rocket system. A successful launch  at 21:20 GMT (23:20 CEST, 18:20 local time) on 22 August. 55 minutes after launch, Vega’s upper stage delivered Aeolus into orbit and contact was established through the Troll ground station in Antarctica at 00:30 CEST on 23 August. September 12th first wind data is released,  showing large-scale easterly and westerly winds between Earth’s surface and the lower stratosphere, including jet streams.

This is just the first step. The Sekenani Space and Resilience Research Centre at the Maasai Mara University will be using these data and many others from a wide array of platforms to tell us what is happening in our environment.Read More

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Rationale of the Programme

The goal of the Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme in Wildlife Resource Management is to provide training and experience in research, planning and design methods, experimentation and scientific writing in matters related to wildlife resources.  The graduate programme builds upon a solid, basic undergraduate programme.  The focus of the programme is on problem-solving approaches, the synthesis of basic ecological concepts, and the development of inquisitive intuitive thinking capabilities.

2.0 Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Master of Science in Wildlife Resource Management programme, candidate will be able to:

  1. a) Take up specialists careers  in Wildlife resource management
  2. b) Acquire and disseminate advanced management skills which relate to human-wildlife conflicts.
  3. c) Impart advanced knowledge on development of scientific tools and technologies as a basis for wildlife resource management

3.0 Admission Requirements to the Master of Science in Wildlife Management

Requirements for candidates to join this programme are:

Second Class Honors (Upper division) in Undergraduate degree in Wildlife Management from a recognized university OR

Second class honors in a relevant Undergraduate degree discipline from a recognized university OR

Second Class honors lower in Undergraduate degree from a recognized university with relevant field experience of Two (2) years OR Second Class  honors lower division in Undergraduate degree from a recognized university with at least One (1) research Publication.

4.0 Candidates’ Assessment Policy

Assessment at the end of the programme work shall consist of:

Candidates shall be required to pass all prescribed courses in the program. The pass mark shall be 50%.

Assessment at the end of the course work shall consist of:

A written examination, which shall normally constitute 60% of the total marks in each course.

Continuous course work assessment based on essays, laboratory assignments and such other tests as the course concerned may prescribe.  This will normally constitute 40% of the total marks.

5.0 Evaluation of Teaching

Each candidate shall be given a course evaluation form at the end of every semester to assess the quality and effectiveness of the teaching methods and delivery of content. All candidates shall be required to submit each semester a written report to the Head of department

6.0 Graduation requirements

Names of candidates who have submitted copies of Theses in CDs shall be tabled to the Board of Post Graduate Studies, together with copies of the bound theses and minutes of the respective Oral Presentation. The Board shall inspect the bound theses, and once satisfied, shall recommend the successful candidates to Senate for the award of respective Master of Science Degree, taking into consideration other requirements in respect of course work with copies to Board of Graduate Studies.

7.0 Classification of Degrees

The Masters programme shall consist of a minimum of forty (40) credit hours and a maximum of fifty eight (58) credit hours of coursework, examination and thesis distributed over four semesters. Candidate who satisfies the graduation requirements will be awarded a “Master of Science in Wildlife Resource Management”.

8.0 Program Course Structure

YEAR 1, SEMESTER I                                                                             

Course Code              Course Name                                                             CREDIT HRS

WRM 8103                 Research Methods                                                               3

WRM 8104                 Advanced Biostatistics                                                          3

WRM 8105                 Graduate Seminar                                                                3

WRM 8106                 Planning Thesis Research                                                      3

WRM 8107                 Thesis                                                                                 3

                                    Semester Total                                                                15



Course Code              Course Name                                                             CREDIT HRS

WRM 8203                 Advanced Wildlife Management                                            3

WRM 8204                 African Plant and Community Ecology                                   3

WRM 8205                 Advanced Population Dynamics and Analysis                          3

WRM 8206                 Advanced Wildlife Physiology and Nutrition                            3

WRM 8207                Human & Social Dimensions of Wildlife & Park Management.    3

WRM 8208                 Environmental Interpretative methods                                   3

WRM 8209                 Wildlife Management planning                                              3

WRM 8210                 Etho-Ecology                                                                      3         

WRM 8107                 Thesis                                                                                2

Semester Total                                                                                                      14

NB: In Second Semester, Candidates will Select Any Four Courses = 12 units in Addition to WRM 8107 = 2 Units, Totaling to 14 Units


Course Code              Course Name                                                             CREDIT HRS

WRM 8107:                Thesis                                                                               10

Semester Total                                                                                                   10

YEAR 2, SEMESTER II                                                                

Course Code              Course Name                                                             CREDIT HRS          

WRM 8107                 Thesis                                                                                6

Semester Total                                                                                                        6



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International Research Meeting at the Tony Lapham Predator Research Hub

On Saturday 15th September, international and Kenyan researchers, funders. community leaders and trusts met at the Tony Lapham Predator Research Hub in the Mara to exchange the latest research findings on predators and human-wildlife interactions in the Mara ecosystem and to discuss the creation of a new Greater Mara Research Co-ordination centre to address key wildlife conservation  and socio-economic development issues in the Greater Mara ecosystem. Read More

Mara TVET Training Project

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A team from Maasai Mara University comprising of the  Director (Linkages and Collaborations), Director (PSSP & TVET), Director (Sekenani Resilience and Space Research Centre) and Ag. Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs) held a meeting Read More


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Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited MMARAU

A delegation of 7 members from Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, visited African Medicinal Botanical Garden (AMBG) and Wastewater Effluent Management System (WEMS) of the Maasai Mara University as part of the cooperation between the University and Chinese Counterparts to enhance the established cooperation. Read More

Donation of Laboratory Equipment by Chinese Academy of Sciences

Maasai Mara University and Wuhan Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences have partnered to jointly support scientific research through equipping University Laboratories and promoting staff and students exchange programs. The donated equipment will Read More

Antibiotic Resistance: Calling on Citizens to Help Tackle the Problem

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