Dr. Samson Mabwoga

Chairperson of department

Welcome to the Department of Environmental Studies, Geography and Agriculture at Maasai Mara University. Our mission is to offer world-class knowledge transfer experience and research in environmental studies and natural resource management and directly impact the community we are in through community outreach and partnerships.

We take great pride in contributing to Kenya’s attainment of the Vision 2030 and SDGs through building human capital required for the transition to a knowledge-driven economy and wealth creation through reinvigorated graduate and post-graduate programmes. We endeavour to contribute to enhancing the Science-Policy interface through demand-driven applied research for sustainable community development, and rigorously training post-graduate students who can stand on their own feet. We also look to extend our networks through mutually beneficial teaching and research collaborations.

The department offers the following 6 undergraduate programmes: BSc. Environmental Studies, BSc. Environmental Studies (Biology and Health), BSc. Environmental Studies (Earth Sciences), Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, Bachelor of Environmental Management and BA Geography. The courses are offered through contemporary field-oriented and student-centered learning methods using the surrounding biodiversity-rich Mara River Basin and surrounding Mau Water Tower as natural field laboratories. The department offers the following postgraduate course: MSc. Environmental Studies in which students can specialize in any one of the following areas: Environmental Biology, Environmental Economics, Environmental Health, Environmental Information Systems, Environmental Law, Environmental Earth Sciences, Environmental Planning and Management, and Human Ecology. Other master programmes are MA in Geography, Master of Environmental Planning and Management and Master of Science in Land Resource Management. The department offers the following Ph.D. programmes: Ph.D. Environmental Studies (Environmental Biology), Ph.D. Environmental Studies ( Environmental Health), Ph.D. in Environmental Planning and Management and Ph.D. in Land Resource Management.

We are committed to world-class teaching and providing solutions to environmental problems in Narok County and the region. The exploitation of natural resources in the University environs is a great challenge, and the execution of our mandate has never been more strategic. Our research seeks to develop models that can be used to guide natural resource exploitation and livelihood diversification in environments highly impacted by changing climatic conditions like Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs).

Prospective students and looking for careers in natural resource management will find our degree and diploma programmes a splendid Launchpad for their careers. 

Academic programmes and other departments

Academic Programmes

PhD Programmes

Masters Programmes

  • Ph.D. in Land Resource Management
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Planning & Management
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Studies
  • Master of Tourism Management
  • Master of Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Master of Science in Environmental Studies
  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Master of Environmental Planning & Management
  • Master of Science in Land Resource Management

Undergraduate Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Hotels & Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Forest Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Health & Production
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Biology & Health)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Earth Sciences)
  • Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management

Diploma Programmes

Certificate  Programmes

  • Diploma in Tourism & Wildlife Management
  • Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Diploma in Animal Health & Production
  • Certificate in Tourism & Wildlife Management

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