University of Eswatini

Master of Science in Crop Protection


The normal duration of study is four semesters (2 years) for full-time study and six semesters (3 years) for part-time study. The maximum duration for full-time study is ten semesters (5 years) and fourteen semesters (7 years) for part-time study.


The programme shall be conducted by course work, examinations and thesis. A student is required to take, and pass, a minimum of 42 credits in order to graduate. These credits are distributed as 30 credits of course work and 12 credits for thesis.

Entry Requirements:

An applicant seeking admission to the programme must have a BSc degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology (Botany), Horticulture, Agricultural Extension or Agricultural Education from UNESWA or an equivalent degree from a recognised institution with at least a second-class second division pass [2(ii)]. In addition, a minimum average mark of a C grade (60%) in Crop Protection courses or equivalent courses in the option of interest is required.

The University Calendar provides comprehensive information on the entry requirements and programme structure.