Postgraduate

Honours

 

The Department offers three options at Honours level, namely B Agricultural Economics (Hons), BSc Agricultural Economics (Hons), and B Agricultural Extension (Hons).

 

 

Admissions

 

A candidate shall not be admitted to any module for the Honours degree unless s/he has obtained the permission of the Head of Department. Normally, candidate will not be admitted to the Honours programme unless they have obtained at least 60% in the final year in the subject in which they wish to register for Honours. Specifically:

 

B Agricultural Economics (Honours) – For admission to the Agricultural Economics option, a candidate must hold the B Agricultural Economics degree of the University, or have been admitted to the status thereof. By special permission of Senate, on recommendation of the Faculty Board, a holder of another Bachelor’s degree may be admitted.

 

BSc Agricultural Economics (Honours) – A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for a degree unless s/he holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics of the University or has been admitted to the status thereof and has satisfied the Senate as to his/her qualifications in the subject of his/her proposed course of study.

 

B Agricultural Extension (Honours) – For admission to the B Agricultural Extension option, a candidate must hold the B Agricultural Extension / Production degree of the University, or have been admitted to the status thereof. By special permission of Senate, on recommendation of the Faculty Board, a holder of another Bachelor’s degree may be admitted.

 

 

Examinations

 

In all subjects, except for Agricultural Extension, the examination shall consists of not less than five papers, of which not less than three shall be written examinations. The examinations in Agricultural Extension shall consist of three written papers, a dissertation and seminars presented during the module. The examinations in BSc Agricultural Economics (Hons) shall consist of three written papers, a project and two seminars. In order to pass the Honours examination a candidate must obtain an aggregate of at least 50% of the marks in all the papers.

 

The duration of these three programs offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension is at least one year of full-time study, wherein the total credits obtained must be not less than 128.

 

 

Modules

 

The tables below summarise the different module requirements and options in respect of the various honours degrees available.

 

 

B Agriculture Economics (Honours) (Code 70501)

 

Project

AGE501

Seminars

AGE502

Methods of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Research

AGE504

Any 3 of the Following:

 

Agricultural Development

AGE505

Agricultural Marketing, Prices and Policy

AGE506

Special Topics in Agricultural Economics

AGE507

 

 

BSc Agricultural Economics (Honours) (Code 72001)

 

Research Project

AGE601

Seminars

AGE602

Methods of Agricultural Economics and  Farm Management Research

AGE604

Any 3 of the following:

 

Agric Production Theory & Farm Business Management

AGE605

Agricultural Marketing ,Prices and Policy

AGE606

Economics of Agricultural Development & Project Appraisal

AGE607

Agricultural Resource Economics

AGE608

Special Topics in Agriculture

AGE609

 

 

B Agricultural Extension (Honours) (Code 70502)

 

Basic & Philosophy of Agric  Extension & Rural Development

AGX501

Communication, Leadership & Management

AGX502

Evaluation & Research

AGX503

Dissertation

AGX504

Seminars

AGX506

 

 

 

Masters

 

The Department offers three options at masters level as follows:

 

M Agric in Agricultural Economics (code 71000; AGE 700)

M Agric in Agricultural Extension (code 71001; AGX 700), and

MSc Agric in Agricultural Economics (code 72500; AGE701).

 

 

Admission                          

 

Those seeking admission to any of the above-mentioned options must consult the Head of Department. The following admission requirements apply:

 

M Agric in Agricultural Economics – For admission to the Agricultural Economics option, a person shall not be admitted as candidate for the degree unless s/he holds the degree of Bachelor of Agriculture (Honours) in Agricultural Economics of the University or has been admitted to the status thereof, and has satisfied the Senate as to his/her qualifications in the subject of his/her proposed course of study. 

 

M Agric in Agricultural Extension – For admission to the Agricultural Extension option, a person shall not be admitted as candidate for the degree unless s/he holds the degree of Bachelor of Agriculture (Honours) in Agricultural Extension/ Production of the University or has been admitted to the status thereof, and has satisfied the Senate as to his/her qualifications in the subject of his/her proposed course of study. 

 

MSc Agric in Agricultural Economics – For admission to the Agricultural Economics option, a person shall not be admitted as candidate for the degree unless s/he holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours) in Agricultural Economics of the University or has been admitted to the status thereof, and has satisfied the Senate as to his/her qualifications in the subject of his/her proposed course of study. 

 

 

Examination

 

A candidate shall submit a dissertation and in addition may be required to present himself/herself for such examination as is determined by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board. The minimum pass mark for the degree shall be:

 

  1. 50% for the dissertation; or
  2. 50% for the dissertation and an average of 50% for the examination.

 

The degree may be confirmed cum laude on a candidate who obtains a mark of not less than 75% for:

 

  1.  The dissertation, where no examination is written, or
  2. The dissertation and examination combined, where an examination is written.

 

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

 

The Department offers two options at PhD level:

 

PhD in Agricultural Economics (code 73001; AGE 800), and  

PhD in Agricultural Extension (code 73002; AGX 800).

 

 

Admissions

 

The admission requirements are as follows:

 

PhD in Agricultural Economics – For admission to the Agricultural Economics option, a person shall not be admitted as candidate for the degree unless s/he holds the degree of M Agric in Agricultural Economics or MSc Agric in Agricultural Economics of the University, or has been admitted to the status thereof, and has satisfied the Senate as to his/her qualifications in the subject of his/her proposed course of study. 

 

PhD in Agricultural Extension – For admission to the Agricultural Extension option, a person shall not be admitted as candidate for the degree unless s/he holds the degree of M Agric in Agricultural Extension of the University, or has been admitted to the status thereof, and has satisfied the Senate as to his/her qualifications in the subject of his/her proposed course of study. 

 

A candidate for the degree shall be required to pursue an approved course of study and research on some subject connected with aspects of agriculture. The programme has a credit value of 360.