MASTER OF ARTS ECONOMICS

Overview

The programme takes 4 semesters.  In level 1, Semester 1, a student is expected to take XET 501, XET 503, XEQ 505 and XEA 507.   In Semester II, the student should take XET 502, XET 504, XEQ 506 & XET 508. In Level II, Semester I, a student will take 4 electives.  In Semester II, the student will write XEA 599, which is equivalent to 4 units.

  • The programme shall consist of 2 years of full time study by coursework, examination and a Project Paper.  The first year of study shall be devoted to coursework only, while the second year will be devoted to further coursework (first semester), research, writing and examination of the Project Paper.
  • In each of the two semesters of the first year, candidates shall be required to take FOUR (4) compulsory courses.
  • During the second year of study, candidates shall be required to take (4) electives during the first semester,
  • The Second semester of the second Year will be completely devoted to research and production of a project paper.
Exams Regulations

Exams Regulations

  • All candidates shall be required to take and pass first year examinations in    all        the EIGHT course units offered.
  • Each course unit shall be examined through a three hour written        examination paper at the end of the semester.
  • The final written examination shall account for 70% of the marks, while       continuous assessment shall account for 30%.
  • Continuous assessment shall consist of term papers and tests.
  • The pass mark in each course unit shall be 50%.
  • A candidate who fails in up to TWO papers may on the recommendations   of         the School’s Board of Examiners and approval by Senate be allowed to take a   supplementary examination in the failed paper(s) during the next examination   season.
  • A candidate who fails in MORE THAN TWO papers or a candidate, who fails in any of the supplementary examinations, shall be discontinued.

Second Year Examinations:

  • All candidates shall be required to take and pass second year examinations in all the FOUR Elective units.
  • Each course shall be examined through a three hour written examination paper at the end of the first semester of the second year.
  • The final written examination shall account for 70% of the marks in each course unit, while continuous assessment shall account for 30%.
  • The pass mark in each course unit shall be 50%.
  • A candidate who fails ONE paper may, on recommendations of the School’s Board of Examiners and approval by Senate be allowed to take a supplementary in the failed paper during the next examination season.
  • A candidate who fails in MORE THAN ONE paper during regular sitting or fails a supplementary examination shall be discontinued.

 

Examination of the Research Project

  • Each candidate, working under the guidance of at least two academic supervisors shall complete an original in-depth research project on a topic chosen in consultation with the School.
  • The pass mark for the research project shall be 50%.
  • A candidate who fails in the research project shall be given three months to revise and re-submit for examination.
  • A candidate who fails in the revised project shall be discontinued.

1.                  The common regulation for admission and registration in a Masters degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply.

 

2.                  In addition the following shall be eligible for registration for the Masters programme.

i)                    Holders of at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Economics;

ii)                  Holders of degrees or equivalent qualifications  from other institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi as being of comparable academic status to those in (I) above.

  • Private limited Companies
  • Public Institutions(e.g KRA,KNBS,CAK, Government Departments)
  • International Multilateral Institutions (IMF, World Bank, IFPRI,CIMMYT)
  • Professional Economists
  • Planning Officers
  • Economic Attachee
  • Statistician/Econometrician
  • Multilateral/Bilateral Trade Negotiators 

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TUITION       31,500.00  
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)         1,000.00  
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)         6,500.00  
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)         7,000.00  
CAUTION - (ONCE)         5,000.00  
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)          5,000.00  
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)         2,000.00  
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)         2,250.00  
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)         1,000.00  
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)         1,000.00  
THESIS EXAMINATION       30,000.00  
     Semester totals 
Sem1  2 units                94,750.00
   3 units              127,250.00
   4 units              159,750.00
     Semester totals 
Sem2 ,3,5 or 6  1 unit                34,750.00
   2 units                67,250.00
   3 units                99,750.00
   4 units              132,250.00
     Semester totals 
Sem4, 7, or 10  1 unit                57,250.00
   2 units                89,750.00
   3 units              122,250.00
   4 units              154,750.00
Project =4units    
Project in sems 4 or 7               184,750.00
Other sems               162,250.00
     
SUMMARY OF TOTAL FEES    
Sem1  4 units              159,750.00
Sem2  4 units              132,250.00
Sem3  4 units              132,250.00
Sem4  PROJECT              184,750.00
Totals               609,000.00