Master of Sustainable Agriculture

Duration (in semesters):2 Semesters

Credits (per semester):90 credits

Objectives
The master of Sustainable Agriculture intends to equip graduates with educational knowledge, skills, principles and methods to demonstrate a process of systems thinking along a multi and interdisciplinary path by completing course work followed by an individual, independent research project thereby acquiring skills for evaluating the sustainability of agricultural systems. Skills and knowledge attained in this programme include responding to the needs of the community, knowledge of business and industry as well as life-long learning and the appreciation of the value of education and society

Structure and content:
The Master of Sustainable Agriculture includes successfully completing the prescribed course work and examinations as well as writing a research proposal and conducting such research and writing a script which meets the criteria required at this level. Competence is achieved, through continuous assessments by demonstrating the ability to achieve the outcomes of the Qualification. Assignments are submitted to facilitate continuous evaluation. Assessment documents are moderated to ensure that students conform to the scope and context of the competency as stipulated in the qualification.

Learning outcomes (around 150 words):
After completing the programme graduates will be able to:

  • Plan and conduct research in the field of sustainable agriculture;
  • Analyse, interpret an evaluate such research results along the principles of sustainable agriculture;
  • Make sound recommendations and report methods to improve the sustainability of an agricultural systems;
  • Utilize and manage the natural resources;
  • Understand resource economy and rural development;
  • Provide an understanding of sociology of sustainable agriculture;
  • Manage all forms of risk in agriculture; and
  • Sustain biological practices.