MASTER OF ARTS POPULATION

Overview

The Master of Arts Programme in Population Studies is intended to prepare demographers, and social scientists for careers in Government Services, academic and private sector. Students will be exposed to a broad inter-disciplinary perspective of the complexity of causes of population change at the individual, family, community, national and international level. Particular attention will be given to mastering of skills necessary for conducting high quality population research aimed at furthering the national development goals.

Exams Regulations

a) Course work

           (i)        Each course shall be examined by a 1 x 3 hour written examination.

           (ii)       End of semester examination shall constitute 70% while continuous
assessment shall constitute 30% (of the marks in each course).

           (iii)      Continuous assessment shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of
seminar papers, tutorials, essays, practical exercises and assignments.

           (iv)      The pass mark shall be 50% in each paper.

           (v)       Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any course may on the recommendation of the Institute Board of Examiners and approval by Senate be allowed to take up to two resit examinations during the next ordinary examination time within the stipulated study period.

           (vi)      A pass obtained in the resit examination shall be recorded as 50% in the candidates' academic record.

           (vii)     Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the resit examination in any course or fails to complete their study within the stipulated period shall on recommendation of the Institute Board of Examiners and approval by Senate to discontinue.

(i)        The common Regulations for the Master degree in all Faculties shall be applicable.

(ii)       The following shall be eligible:

(a)        holders of a Bachelor's degree of the University of Nairobi with at least an upper Second Class Honours, or other candidates with equivalent qualifications recognised by senate.

 (b)       holders of Lower Second Class honours degrees or equivalent and a diploma in population studies or at least 2 years work experience in population-related field.

(c)        holders of a pass degree and a post-graduate diploma in population studies with at least three years of work experience in a population related field.

 (d)       holders of a pass degree with a distinction pass in post-graduate certificate in population and at least five years of work experience in population related field.

MASTER OF ARTS IN POPULATION - Q50)      
MA-Msc in population studies -Q50 (13units)      
YEAR 1  Semester 1 - 5units   Semester 2 - 5units   Totals 
TUITION @25412                      108,000.00                        108,000.00              216,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                          5,000.00                            5,000.00                10,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                          6,500.00                                        -                    6,500.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                          5,000.00                                        -                    5,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                          5,000.00                                        -                    5,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                          2,000.00                                        -                    2,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                          2,250.00                            2,250.00                  4,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                          1,000.00                                        -                    1,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                          7,000.00                    7,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                          1,000.00                                        -                    1,000.00
Total                     142,750.00                       115,250.00             258,000.00
       
YEAR 2  Semester 3 - 3units   Semester 4 - Project   Totals 
TUITION                      108,000.00                        108,000.00              216,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                          3,000.00                            4,000.00                  7,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                          6,500.00                                        -                    6,500.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                          5,000.00                                        -                    5,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                          2,000.00                                        -                    2,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                          2,250.00                            2,250.00                  4,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                          1,000.00                                        -                    1,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                          7,000.00                                        -                    7,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                          1,000.00                                        -                    1,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                                      -                            30,000.00                30,000.00
Totals                     135,750.00                       144,250.00             280,000.00
       
Grand Total         538,000.00