MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POPULATION STUDIES

Overview

The Master of Science course in Population Studies is intended to prepare graduates of Science in Mathematics or any other sciences with strong quantitative background for careers in government service, academic and private sector, which may demand more sophisticated skills for research and teaching in population studies. Particular attention will be given to a level of competence necessary for undertaking high quality research in population studies 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.

 

 b) Research Project

 (a)     The supervisors should help students to identify possible areas of research during the second semester of the study.

 (b)     The actual research projects should commence at the beginning of the fourth semester of the study.

  (c)     The students will be required to present before staff and other fellow students their prepared/complete research proposals during the third semester of the study but not later than the beginning of the third semester examinations.

                                  (d)     The entire fourth semester will be devoted to the project work.

                                  (e)     The students will at the end of the fourth semester be required to submit with approval of their supervisors a duly approved completed research project.

 

c)    Examination of the Project

  1. The supervisor and an internal examiner will examine the entire project
    report. This will account for 70 per cent of the total marks.
  2. The candidate will give a 30-minute seminar to be assessed by two internal
    examiners. This will account for 30 percent of the total marks.

(i)        The common Regulations for the Masters 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 SCIENCE IN POPULATION - Q56)      
MA-Msc in population studies - Q56 (13units)      
YEAR 1  Semester 1 - 5units   Semester 2 - 5units   Totals 
TUITION @40942                      174,000.00                        174,000.00              348,000.00
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                     208,750.00                       181,250.00             390,000.00
       
YEAR 2  Semester 3 - 3units   Semester 4 - Project   Totals 
TUITION                      174,000.00                        174,000.00              348,000.00
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                     201,750.00                       210,250.00             412,000.00
       
Grand Total         802,000.00