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The programme shall be known as PhD in Environmental Planning and Management.

Philosophy of the Programme

The philosophy of the PhD environmental planning and management is to generate knowledge and to develop practical skills in environmental planning and management for sustainable development.

Goal of the Programme

In order to achieve its mission, the Programme has set the following objectives;

(1)            To impart students with  necessary knowledge and skills  that will assist them to make a distinct contribution to the knowledge and understanding of Environmental Planning and Management professional techniques and procedures,

(2)            To develop students with  in-depth knowledge and expertise on  methods of environmental planning and management that are  essential in addressing the current and future environmental planning and management problems, 

(3)            To produce students who can transform research into actions and  who are capable of  providing  environmental planning and management programmes that can benefit communities, regions and nations, and,

(4)            To produce competent  environmental planning and management managers and analysists who are able to work in different localities of the world 

Expected Learning Outcomes of the programme

At the end of the programme students should be able to :

  • Demonstrate professional competence on issues pertaining environmental planning and management

  • Apply skills and knowledge learned in tackling environmental planning and management challenges

  • Interrogate issues pertaining to environmental  planning and management

  • Use the methods learnt to solve environmental planning and management  issues

  • Analyze and interpret data on environmental  planning and management

  • To make rationale and independent decisions on matters pertaining to environmental  planning and management

  • Portray professionalism, teamwork and originality in performing their  environmental planning and management tasks

  • Mentor other upcoming professionals in the field and be dependable leaders, environmental planners and managers

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.

          iii) Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Planning and Management   should hold a Masters of Environmental Planning and 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. 

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

Grading System

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

Classification of Degrees

                 The PhD degree shall not be classified.

Description of Thesis

  1. A student shall, during the degree programme, write a thesis on a specific topic in Environmental Planning and Management.
  2. The thesis shall be written in accordance to the common regulations of the Directorate of Post-Graduate studies that specifies thesis format, length, style, anti plagiarism rules etc.

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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