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Master Of Science In Natural Products And Bioprospecting

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Sub Saharan Africa is grappling with the challenge of attaining the Millennium Development Goals due to the rapidly growing population and dwindling potential for agriculture and range animal production. The region?s alternative wealth is however found in its natural resources that offer promising benefits as an industry. They are accessible to rural people and are ecologically and culturally adapted to local conditions, thereby underpinning their role as a ?biodiversity-friendly? sustainable industry, with low barriers to entry. Natural Products science is a multi- and inter-disciplinary science which addresses the problems and issues associated with managing NP chains and systems including NP biodiversity and ecology, indigenous knowledge systems, intellectual property issues, NP development, value addition, quality, marketing and trade. There are many NP related challenges facing the region, including knowledge gaps, biodiversity loss, insufficient human capacity, overexploitation, and the very real possibility of resource loss associated with climate change and population pressure. As the Sub Saharan African region improves politically and economically, the importance of Natural Products resources will assume increasing significance. The development of solutions to problems of Sub Saharan Africa natural products industry is hindered by a shortage of trained personnel and facilities, especially at high levels of academic and professional expertise, resulting in insufficient grass root trickledown effect. This mainly arises from limited funding to train the technical capacities. It is for this reason, that a network involving, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania was formed to develop a curriculum to train the personnel. The curriculum has been discussed in stakeholder?s workshops. The Master of Science Curriculum in Natural Products and Bioprospecting will train a cadre of scientists who will promote natural products science and technology competences in the region with a view to securing and sustainably engaging the African NP industry for socio-economic development. Graduates will conduct demand driven research in all areas of natural products sciences.A. GENERAL FEE (Kshs.) Research Funding* Sciences Book Allowance 100,000 50,000 B. COMPOSITE FEES Registration Fee ID Card Tuition Fees: Year 1 Year 2 2,000/= p.a. 500/= p.a. 150,000/= 50,000/= Laboratory Fee Supervision Fee Computer Fee Activity Fee Medical Fee Caution Money Library 50,000/= 50,000/= 5,000/= 2,000/= 5,000/= 5,000/= 2,000/= C. OTHER CHARGES 1. Late Application fee 2. Extended Registration fee 3. Extended Correction period 4. Extended Revision period 5. Extended Supervision 6. Exams for Revised thesis/Project Report 4,000/= 3,000/= 1,000/= per three months 3,000/= p.a. 6,000/= 9,000/= D* These are minimum recommended research funds E* Non-Kenyan students within the East African Community are charged 20% more on the tuition fees while those out are charged 25% more on the tuition fees The above fee does not include accommodation, personal maintenance costs, books and stationery, neither does the University guarantee provision of accommo


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The common regulations for the Masters Degrees in all faculties shall apply: The regulations for the Degree of Master of Science in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine shall be applicable. Holders of the following degrees of the University of Nairobi or other university recognized by University of Nairobi senate Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Bachelor Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Bachelor Pharmacy Bachelor Science in Nursing Bachelor of Dental Surgery Holders of Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Technology, Zoology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Animal Science and Agriculture) of the University of Nairobi or other university recognized by University of Nairobi senate with at least upper second-class honours or lower second class honours with a minimum of two (2) years work experience in a relevant field. Holders of Master of Science degree in related disciplines. Holders of a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline from other institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi. Holders of a pass degree or equivalent qualifications as listed above with either a relevant post-graduate diploma or five years work experience.

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