This PhD in Agricultural Systems and Value Chain Management is a blended ODEL-taught programme with a research component. It provides students with the experience of utilizing agricultural research principles to understand and solve real world problems. The primary aim of this PhD programme is to provide students with the critical thinking, knowledge, and technical skills they will need to make agriculture the driver of economic growth and development amidst socio-economic and environmental challenges in the developing world. The potential for employment opportunities for graduates from this programme are with Government, industry, end-user organizations and on live projects that would give a real-life context.
Graduates of the PASV degree program are expected to be able to:
The minimum entry requirements for entry into a Doctorate Degree programme are:
(i). The applicant should be in possession of a relevant Master’s Degree in agricultural related field example. Agri-Business, Agronomy, Botany, Veterinary and Animal production, plant breeding, Biotechnology, soil Science etc or it’s equivalent from a higher education institution recognized by NCHE and a research concept paper that will be reviewed by experts appointed by the institution to establish its clarity, relevancy and suitability.
(ii). Be actively involved in research.
(iii). Proficiency in English, which is a language of instruction at UCU. English proficiency is applicable to international students coming from none English-speaking countries. Students whose proficiency falls below the threshold shall be required to undertake remedial English courses.
1. O-level & A-Level Certificates (compulsory)
2. Certified Bachelor’s Degree & Transcript (compulsory)
3. Certified Master’s Degree & Transcript (Compulsory)
4. Concept paper (Compulsory)
5. Reference letters (Compulsory)
6. Motivation letter (Compulsory)
7. CV (Compulsory)
8. Passport Copy (if applicable)
9. Evidence of English Language Proficiency (if applicable)
Year 1 Semester 1
Year 1 Semester 2
Year 2 to Year 3
The programme will run for three years with demarcation into semesters.