The performance of the agricultural sector depends on the quality of agricultural services provided to farmers and agribusiness community.
Kyambogo University is mandated to train high-level personnel to strengthen the capacity of smallholder farmers to become accustomed to the transformations in agricultural and rural development. Therefore, the focus of this programme is to train high calibre manpower with higher degrees that can advise and train farmers on how to better their production as well as a source for innovative technologies to overcome the rural development challenges.
These graduates with hands-on orientation and critical problem-solving skills will serve as trainers, extension specialists and project managers and contribute to the Uganda Government programmes on agricultural transformation and rural development.
Kyambogo University envisages contributing to the greater national objective of prosperity for all, by enhancing the capacity of the extension service through the production of the required human resource. Therefore, this two year Master of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension (MSc. Agric. Ed. & Ex.) programme hosted at the Department of Agriculture is to serve this purpose.
The programme shall admit only those students who fulfil the admission requirements set by the Kyambogo University Admissions Board and the Graduate School Board. Additionally the candidate;
- should have at least a second class degree from a recognized Institution
- should have a good GP (3.0 and above ) in Agriculture and/or natural science disciplines
Duration of the Programme
The programme runs for 2 academic years in a semester system (2 semesters of 17 weeks each). During the first year, students shall take a total of 7 core courses and a minimum of 3 elective courses with a total of 36 credit units (CU). The second year the student shall undertake supervised research work and dissertation writing constituting 28 credit units. The research report shall be examined by at least two examiners, one of which should be external, and an oral defence before the Viva Voce panel constituted as per the Kyambogo University examination regulations. The minimum graduation load should be 64 credit units. The programme runs on both a full-time and a part-time model.
Career Prospects: Postgraduates of this Program can pursue careers in Agricultural extension, agricultural development and research.
Fees Structure: The required fees and other charges are determined by the University Council