Since its creation in 1986, the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences (CAMS) has made sustained efforts to develop its research capabilities in response to the growing need of the Sultanate for a sustainable and productive agriculture and fisheries sector. Part of this effort focuses on the training of young scientists which in 1997 concretized into a series of Master of Science programs.CAMS research objectives falls under the umbrella of 3 main research themes: (a) food production, (b) food safety and security and (c) environmental sustainability with the long terms aims to (1) improve the efficiency and sustainability of animal and plant food production systems; (2) promote a sustainable use of terrestrial and marine natural resources; (3) develop a better understanding of the main ecosystems in times of local and global changes; (4) encourage healthier nutrition in both humans and animals.
The postgraduate programs in the College includes both Master of Science (MSc) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) programs. The Master of Science programs, which graduate approximately 20 students every year, offers curricula in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Crop Production, Crop Protection, Food Science and Nutrition, Marine Science and Fisheries, Natural Resource Economics, Soil and Water Management and Agricultural Engineering.
The Doctoral program was incepted in 2008 in four disciplines: Crop Sciences, Marine Science and Fisheries, Food Science and Nutrition and Soil and Water Management. The thesis of both MSc and PhD graduate students are original research projects, usually linked to funded research projects. This gives our students a real-life experience in research, strengthens the quality of their projects and provides them with the tools necessary to conduct practical research in their work areas.
Dr. Nasser Al-Habsi
Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research
As a Postgraduate Studies and Research division of the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, we are overlooking the postgraduate studies and research activities of the college. For the postgraduate studies, we are responsible for the evaluation of students for graduate studies; implementation of the policies of the graduate programs and other activities.
As a Graduate Studies Committee, we perform different roles and duties including (i) Evaluate the suitability of students for graduate studies; (ii) Implement the policies of the graduate program; (iii) Review qualifications of thesis committee members; and (iv) Assess qualifications of faculty for membership in graduate faculty (research, publication, supervisory experience).
Master Of Science
Doctor of Philosphy
Dr. Michel R. G. Claereboudt
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University
PO Box 34, Al-Khod 123
Sultanate of Oman
Phone: (+ 968) 2414 1235
Fax: (+ 968) 2441 3418
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