The Ph.D programme in Natural Resource Management is designed to produce graduates
with sound knowledge and skills for sustainable utilisation of natural resources.The
programme is intended to meet the demand for highly trained manpower in the following
areas of specialisation:
Rangeland Resources Management;
Forest Resources Management;
Wildlife Resource Management; and
Kenya is endowed with a variety of productive terrestrial and aquatic
ecosystems.Sustained productivity from these ecosystems is necessary for economic and
social development of the country.The programme is intended to produce specialists in
the disciplinary areas of wildlife management, rangeland management, forestry, and
human ecology.This programme will provide trained manpower required in teaching,
research, extension, and consultancy services.
Applicants for admission should be holders of MSc degree in Natural Resource
Management or related disciplines from Egerton University or any other recognised
Course Structure and Duration
The Ph.D. programme will extend for a minimum period of 36 months and a maximum of
72 months. The programme will be offered by independent Research and thesis.
159.4 Thesis Examination
All candidates enrolled for the Ph.D. degree in Natural Resources Management shall be
required to conduct independent research, leading to writing of a thesis. The defense of
the thesis shall be conducted in accordance with the rules established in Egerton
All examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management shall be
conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University
The grading of examination for Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management shall be in
accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.
To graduate with a Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management a student shall be required to
undertake supervised independent research, submit a thesis and pass an oral examination.
The Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management is not classified