MSc in Crop Science

The programme is aimed at producing professionals with specializations in Agronomy, Crop Improvement, Crop Protection and Horticulture.

  • ABOUT PROGRAMME
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • TUITION FEES
  • HOW TO APPLY
  • HELP/SUPPORT
Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Crop Science and Horticulture
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Summary of courses under MSc. Crop Science and their distribution

YEAR 1
SEMESTER I

A. GENERAL CORE COURSES

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

Course ante

Course name

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

CS 600

Research Design and Analysis of Crop Experiments

20

10

30

10

30

10

CS 601

Advanced Crop Production

20

10

20

10

20

8

CS 627

Scientific Communication

15

10

10

20

15

7

Sub-total for general core courses

55

30

60

40

65

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. SPECIALIZATION CORES COURSES

Agronomy

CS 603

Crop Physiology and Modelling

20

10

20

10

20

8

CS 604

Soil water-plant Relationship

15

10

20

15

10

7

SS 608

Advanced Plant Nutrition

30

10

20

10

10

8

Sub-total forAgronomy specialization core courses

65

30

60

35

40

23

Sub-total for Agronomy specialization

120

60

120

75

105

48

 

Crop Improvement

CS 607

Population and Quantitative Genetics

15

15

25

15

20

9

CS 608

Cytogenetics

20

5

20

15

20

8

CS 618

Crop Species Diversity

20

10

20

10

20

8

Sub-total forImprovement specialization core courses

55

30

65

40

60

25

Sub-total for Improvement specialization

110

60

125

80

125

50

 

Crop Protection

CS 610

Advanced Entomology

15

10

25

20

20

9

CS 611

Weed Science and Management

15

15

20

15

15

8

CS 612

Plant Mycology

15

15

20

15

15

8

Sub-total forCrop Protection specialization core courses

45

40

65

50

50

25

Sub-total for Crop Protection specialization

100

70

125

90

115

50

 

Horticulture

CS 616

Vegetable and Spice Production

20

15

25

10

20

9

CS 617

Advanced Ornamental Plant Production

20

15

20

10

15

8

CS 628

AdvancedPlant Propagation

15

10

25

10

20

8

Sub-total forHorticulture specialization core courses

55

40

70

30

55

25

Sub-total for Horticulture specialization

110

70

130

70

120

50

 

C. ELECTIVE COURSES

AEA 605

Farm Management and Planning

30

10

30

10

20

10

CS 603

Crop Physiology and Modelling

20

10

20

10

20

8

CS 604

Soil water-plant Relationship

15

10

20

15

10

7

CS 610

Advanced Entomology

15

10

25

20

20

9

CS 611

Weed Science and Management

15

15

20

15

15

8

CS 612

Plant Mycology

15

15

20

15

15

8

CS 618

Crop Species Diversity

20

10

20

10

20

8

CS 619

Pathogenesis and Disease Resistance

25

10

20

10

15

8

CS 620

Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology

25

10

20

15

20

9

CS 625

Plant Virology

20

10

15

15

20

8

CS 626

Farming System and Technology Integration

30

10

30

10

20

10

CS 628

Advanced Plant Propagation

15

10

25

10

20

8

Sub-total elective courses

245

130

265

155

215

101

*L= Lectures; T= Tutorial/Seminar; P= Practical; AS= Assignment;    IS= Independent Study

 

Proposal development

 

Code

 

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

CS 629*

MSc Research proposal 

0

50

0

0

100

15

 

Sub-Total

0

50

0

0

100

15

 * This does not add to total credits for semester I

 

YEAR I
SEMESTER II

A. CORE COURSES

Scheme of study(Hours/Credits)

Course ante

Course name

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

CS 602

Seed Production Systems

25

10

30

15

20

10

IPM 601

Indigenous Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property

40

0

20

20

20

10

Sub-total for general core courses

65

10

50

35

40

20

 

B. SPECIALIZATION COMPULSORY COURSES

Agronomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS 604

Soil Fertility and Management

30

10

20

10

20

9

CS 605

Field Crop Production

30

20

30

20

20

12

AE 620

Agricultural Water Management

30

20

10

10

10

8

Sub-total forAgronomy specialization core courses

90

50

60

40

50

29

Sub-total for Agronomy specialization

155

60

110

75

90

49

 

Crop Improvement

CS 606

Advanced Plant Breeding

30

15

20

15

20

10

CS 609

Advances in Plant Biotechnology

20

10

25

15

25

10

CS 630

Plant Genetic Engineering

30

10

30

20

20

10

Sub-total forCrop Improvement specialization core courses

80

35

75

50

65

30

Sub-total for Crop Improvement specialization

145

45

125

85

105

50

 

Crop Protection

CS 625

Plant Virology

20

10

20

15

15

8

CS 613

Phytobacteriology

20

10

20

10

20

8

CS 623

Vertebrate Pest Management

20

10

20

10

20

8

CS 621

Plant Nematology

15

5

20

10

10

6

Sub-total forCrop Protection specialization core courses

75

35

80

45

65

30

Sub-total for Crop Protection specialization

140

45

130

80

105

50

 

Horticulture

CS 614

Fruit Production

20

10

30

10

10

8

CS 615

Postharvest Physiology and Technology for Fresh Produce

20

10

20

15

25

9

CS 622

Controlled Environment Horticulture

20

10

20

10

20

8

Sub-total for Horticulture specialization core courses

60

30

70

35

55

25

Sub-total for Horticulture specialization

125

40

120

70

95

45

 

C. ELECTIVE COURSES

EE 605

Agricultural Admin. and Management

30

10

30

10

20

10

LU 602

Geographical Information Systems

30

10

40

15

25

12

SS 604

Soil Fertility and Management

30

10

20

10

20

9

CS 621

Plant Nematology

15

5

20

10

10

6

CS 622

Controlled Environment Horticulture

20

10

20

10

20

8

CS 623

Vertebrate Pest Management

20

10

20

10

20

8

CS 624

Seed Pathology

20

15

30

10

25

10

CS 615

Postharvest Physiology and Technology for Fresh Produce

20

10

20

15

25

9

CS 625

Plant Virology

20

10

20

15

15

8

CS 613

Phytobacteriology

20

10

20

10

20

8

CS 609

Advances in Plant Biotechnology

20

10

25

15

25

10

AE 620

Agricultural Water Management

30

20

10

10

10

8

Sub-total for elective courses

275

130

275

140

235

106

                 

*L= Lectures; T= Tutorial/Seminar; P= Practical; AS= Assignment;    IS= Independent Study


YEAR 2
The second year will be for research work which will have a total of 45 credits.

SEMESTER III - IV
Core courses and their hours/ credits

 

Code

 

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L

T

P

AS

IS

Credits

CS 631

MSc Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

 

Sub-Total

0

50

0

0

400

45

*L = Lectures; T = Tutorial/Seminar; P = Practical; AS = Assignment;    IS = Independent Study

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

There will be two exit levels for the MSc. Crop Science. A candidate who shall have completed course work but could not continue with the research component of the program will qualify for the award of a postgraduate diploma in Crop Science. Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate will qualify for the award of Master of Science in Crop Science degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture.
 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

The Admission regulations for Master Degrees as stipulated in "Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees" of Sokoine University of Agriculture shall apply.

Applicants shall be eligible for registration in the Master’s degree in Crop Science if he/she has: 

  1. A bachelor degree in Agricultural sciences or closely related subjects from a recognized institution.
  2. Candidates with PASS degree in the relevant field will be considered for admission if they have exhibited academic potential through extensive fieldwork, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.


See also: General Minimum Admission Qualifications for Postgraduate Studies

For further information, please contact
The Director,
Directorate of Postgraduate studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3151, Chuo Kikuu,
Morogoro, Tanzania.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013,
Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: postgraduate.students@suanet.ac.tz
Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/

Like & Share this page