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The programme shall be known as PhD in Land Resource Management

Philosophy of the Programme

The PhD programme in Land Resource Management is focused on training and developing capacity on managing, use and development of land resources as well as producing graduates who are well equipped to meet the challenges of management and use of land in the 21st century. It is also aimed at producing human resources who will form leaders to manage the resources for County as well as national government(s)

Rationale of the Programme

Agriculture is the mainstay of the Kenyan people and important in the country’s economy where land as a natural resource forms the basis of agriculture. In this regard, for the attainment of agricultural development the land resources must be managed and developed sustainably. The management and development require skilled manpower at all levels. Therefore, in this regard, a programme has been developed to keep in line the requirements of the market so that graduates are trained and capacitated on managing, use and development of land resources as well as to meet the challenges of management and use of land to produce graduates.

Goal of the Programme

Develop knowledge that will be of significance to development and management natural resources (land

The expected Learning outcomes of the Programme will be;

At the completion of the students’ thesis the students should be able to have generated and disseminate knowledge and innovation to make a contribution

  1. a) To the wise utilization of land resources including but not limited to land reclamation and rehabilitation, protection of the land resources, irrigation and afforestation and agroforestry.

  2. b) In areas which will achieving the food self-sufficiency target of the County and in the Country

  3. c) In refining and advance knowledge in various aspects of land resources and environmental protection

  4. d) To conduct demand-driven, problem solving and action-oriented research projects in the field of Land Resources Management

  5. e) Contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social and economic development of the community

There shall be no specialization in the programme but students shall conduct their research in the broad areas of Land Resources Management

Mode of Delivery of the Programme

  1. i) The programme shall be delivered through an independent three (3) year original research.

  2. ii) The PhD programme shall not involve course work.

Admission Requirements for the Proposed Programme

To qualify for admission into a Doctor of Philosophy programme, a candidate shall be a

  1. Holders of a relevant Masters degree of Maasai Mara University.  OR

  2. Holders of a relevant Masters degree from any other accredited University recognized by Maasai Mara University Senate as equivalent to (i) above. OR

            iii.        Holder of other qualifications considered by Senate as equivalent to a relevant Masters degree.

  1. In addition to the Masters degree, the candidate shall normally have a Bachelors degree.

  2. In addition to the above, applicants must meet the specific requirements of the doctoral degree programme as approved by senate

  3. In addition to fulfilling the common university regulations, an applicant for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Land Resources Management   should hold a Masters of Land Resources Management, Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, Masters of Science degree in (Environmental Studies, Wildlife, Forestry, Agriculture, Land Economics, Law, Sociology, Tourism, Natural Resource Management, Geography) or its equivalent from a University recognized by Maasai Mara University. 

           vii.        Other academic regulations as prescribed by the Directorate of Post Graduate Studies shall apply.

Regulations on Credit Transfer in a programme

 There shall be no transfer of credits in this program.

Grading System

The PhD thesis shall be graded as an either PASS or FAIL.

Classification of Degrees

The PhD degree shall not be classified.

Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

Physical Address

Maasai Mara University

P.O. Box 861 - 20500, Narok, Kenya 

Email: info@mmarau.ac.ke

Tel: +254 020 5131400

Admission Enquiries: 
Email: reg.aa@mmarau.ac.ke
 
Maasai Mara University is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
 

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