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.
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.