A critical mass of professional human resource is needed to catalyze the crop production research process in order to benefit from the returns on investment in agriculture. Indeed, the high demand for well-trained personnel/graduates to man the agricultural and rural development transformations in the country outweighs the number produced. Therefore, training programmes that emphasize the systems approach that inculcates the spirit of self-reliance and entrepreneurship to the graduates are sought.

Kyambogo University, in its effort to advance and promote knowledge and development of skills in science, technology and education for national development, is offering a Master of Science in Crop Science degree (MSc. Crop Science) hosted at the Department of Agriculture.

The overall objective of the MSc. Crop. Sci. programme is to train high calibre manpower with higher degrees that can provide strong analytic and problems solving skills in crop sciences.

Target Group

The programme shall target those students with a first degree in agriculture, human nutrition, Bachelor Science (Botany and Zoology), Biological Sciences and other relevant fields

Admission Requirements

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 under the semester system. Each academic year consisting of two (2) semesters of seventeen (17) weeks. In the first year, students shall take a total of 10 core 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 shall 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