Degree Type: 

Master of Philosophy


Department of Animal Science

Modes of Study: 


Entry Requirements: 

A candidate seeking admission to the MPhil Animal Science (Management of Livestock Enterprises) degree programme must:

  • Have obtained a good first degree (at least a Second Class) in Agriculture, or related subject area with substantial animal production content, from a recognized tertiary institution.
  • Submit an official transcript of academic record.
  • Submit at least three reference reports, one of which must be from a former lecturer.
  • Submit a proposal of 3-5 pages of intended area of study including a working bibliography.
  • Pass a selection interview

Career Opportunities: 

  • acquire solid grounding in scientific/technical principles necessary for successful careers in teaching, research, extension and management of livestock enterprises
  • obtain requisite knowledge and skills to effectively deal with existing and emerging challenges of the livestock sub-sector
  • deepen students’ appreciation of current market/consumer demands and food standards, and how these impact on production principles for local and world markets
  • develop strong leadership, interpersonal, team-building and entrepreneurial skills needed to identify and utilize opportunities, as well as deal with emerging threats.