About the programme
The aquatic ecosystems cover more than two thirds of the earth’s biosphere. By far, life in aquatic environment out-numbers the terrestrial life by numbers (abundance) and diversity. Waters and organisms therein form essential and renewable resource to humans, and, indeed, to all life including terrestrial life.
The Master of Science in Aquatic Resources Conservation and Fisheries Development Program at Maseno University aims at producing graduates who will understand the various aspects of the aquatic environment for better management of the environment and its rational exploitation.
SZL 825 Aquaculture
SZL 827 Environmental Pollution
Year 1: Semester II
SZL 822 Oceanography
SZL 824 Marine Ecology
SZL 826 Marine Fisheries
SZL 828 Law of the Sea
SZL 830 Marine Resources
SZL 832 Aquatic Research Project Methodology
Year 2 Semester I
SZL 831 Fish Handling and Processing
SZL 833 Field Course
SZL 835 Research Project I
Candidates must satisfy the minimum requirements as laid down in the University Common Regulations for Master Degree and the School of Graduate Studies’ Common Rules and Regulations of Maseno University.
In addition, candidates must be in possession of, at least, a B.Sc. degree from a University of academic standard acceptable to Maseno University, with second-class honours (Lower Division) in Zoology, or in a related field.
The duration of the programme for M.Sc. degree is normally two (2) academic years.
The Master of science Degree programme shall normally consist of coursework, examination and thesis/project, normally extending over a period of two academic years distributed over four semesters of full time/part-time attendance provided that part-time attendance shall not exceed a period of four calendar years from the date of registration.
The Masters degree in Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology shall consist of a minimum of 14 units, and a maximum of 18 units of coursework, examination and thesis distributed over four semesters as below: