| MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HYDROBIOLOGY

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HYDROBIOLOGY - University of Nairobi

The objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this programme therefore are to: i) Produce well trained freshwater biologists, marine biologists, fisheries biologists, quaculturists and hydrobiologists.

 Masters  2 YEARS  Fulltime Fee: on application
UoN
Public University Starehe - Constituency, Nairobi - County

The syllabus for the postgraduate studies in Hydrobiology at the University of Nairobi takes account of the need to train graduates to be agents of conservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources while promoting development to alleviate poverty. Accordingly the subject matter has a focus to produce three additional specialized cum application-biased degree options in an enriched Master of Science Hydrobiology course suitable for even generalist students.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HYDROBIOLOGY - objectives

The objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this programme therefore are to:


i) Produce well trained freshwater biologists, marine biologists, fisheries biologists, quaculturists and hydrobiologists.


ii) Draw on interdisciplinary expertise and prepare the students to exploit information technology and biotechnology to enhance productivity.

Entry requirements

Requirements for a Master of Science degree admission in Hydrobiology to the University of Nairobi:


a) A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science with at least an Upper Second


Class Honours with Grade B in Fish and Fisheries Biology and Limnology or Marine Biology from a University recognized by Senate.


b) Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a Lower Second Class Honours degree or equivalent and with at least three years research experience, with supporting relevant publications, and who must have attained a Grade B in Fish and Fisheries Biology and Limnology or Marine Biology.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HYDROBIOLOGY - course content

Option A: Marine and Freshwater Biology


Research Methodology


Freshwater Ecosystems


Marine Ecosystems


Oceanography


Limnology


Ecology of Fish


Aquatic Botany


Water Management and Use


Sustainable Use of Aquatic Resources &


Interníl Law of Shared Water Bodies


Biostatistics


Ecohydrology


Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing


Thesis


Option B: Aquaculture


Research Methodology


Marine Ecosystems


Systematics and Taxonomy of Aquatic Organisms


Physiology of Fish


Fish Genetics


Ecology of Fish Aquaculture


Fish Health and Pathology


 Sustainable Use of Aquatic Resources & Interníl Law of Shared Water Bodies


Biostatistics


Geographical Information System and


Remote Sensing


 Thesis


Option C: Fisheries Resources Management


Research Methodology


Freshwater Ecosystems


Marine Ecosystems


Systematics and Taxonomy of Aquatic


Organisms


 Ecology of Fish


 Aquaculture


Fisheries Management


Aquatic Botany


Water Management and Use


Sustainable Use of Aquatic Resource &


Interníl Law of Shared Water Bodies


Biostatistics


Geographical Information System and


Remote Sensing


Thesis