Kenyatta University

Introduction

When you come to Kenyatta University, you discover that you have arrived at a special place.The University’s Main Campus is set on over 1,000 acres with a pleasant and serene surrounding conducive to academic and intellectual growth.

Kenyatta University is home to some of the world's top scholars, researchers and experts in diverse fields. We pride ourselves in providing high quality programmes that attract individuals who wish to be globally competitive. To achieve this, we have invested heavily in infrastructure and facilities to offer our students the best experience in quality academic programmes under a nurturing environment in which our students learn and grow.

Kenyatta University is one of the leading universities in Kenya judging by the quality of our graduates. Our aim is not only to maintain this position, but to improve further and attain our vision of becoming a world-class university that is committed to quality and relevance.

What gives graduates of Kenyatta University a cutting edge over their peers is the University’s emphasis on practical hands-on knowledge and the skills training imparted to its students. Towards this noble end, Kenyatta University has established meaningful links with industrial partners, who guide the University on practical, professional requirements which need to be built into programmes at Kenyatta University.

As a result, the University’s courses give our graduates a distinct advantage in the workplace. Already, many of our graduates are exposed to new employment opportunities by accessing industrial attachments during their study, or through course related placements.

Accreditations

  • Commission of University Education.
  • Inter-university Council for East Africa
  • Africa Association of Universities
  • International Association of Universities
  • Commonwealth Universities.

Vision Statement

"To be a dynamic, an inclusive and a competitive centre of excellence in teaching, learning, research and service to humanity.”

Mission Statement

"To provide quality education and training, promote scholarship,service, innovation and creativity and inculcate moral values for sustainable individual and societal development.”

Identity Statement

"A community of scholars committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge and cultivation of wisdom for the welfare of society.”

Philosophy Statement

“Sensitivity and responsiveness to societal needs and the right of every person to knowledge.”

Objectives

The objectives of Kenyatta University are to:

  • Promote the development and expansion of higher education opportunities through initiation of new programmes and alternative modes of delivery using, among others, modern technologies.
  • Enhance the level of participation in research, dissemination and preservation of knowledge for both academic and societal development.
  • Promote human resource development and proactive management practices, as well as good governance, to enhance service delivery.
  • Provide an environment that nurtures excellence and high standards of professionalism in teaching, learning, research and community service.
  • Create equal opportunities for those qualified to pursue university education. Institutionalise quality assurance practices in planning, implementation and evaluation of the University’s core functions in order to meet the set goals.
  • Promote the development of the students welfare systems for the attainment of academic excellence and an all-round education.
  • Provide facilities in collaboration with other approved institutions for enhancing access to higher education
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Diplomacy and International Relations

Campus Full time 2 weeks January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations is a unique programme that blends theory and practice in the areas international relations theory, diplomacy, International Political economy, Foreign policy analysis and formulation, global conflicts and gender issues in international Relations. [+]

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations is a unique programme that blends theory and practice in the areas international relations theory, diplomacy, International Political economy, Foreign policy analysis and formulation, global conflicts and gender issues in international Relations. The programme rigorously prepares those seeking to enter into academic and research careers as well as those interested advancing their professional competencies as diplomats, foreign policy experts, international governmental organizations, and international civil society and interest groups. Thus the programme aims at producing postgraduates grounded in theories and debates on international affairs; knowledge about international policy issues, global processes and actors. Our graduates are capable of critical analysis of contemporary international policy issues and with practical skills for policy formulation, analysis and advocacy, diplomatic negotiation, mediation, and diplomatic communication. Career Options International Relations graduates are equipped with competencies to work in a wide range fields: Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic missions International Orgainsations Regional Organisation Non-government Organisations Banking and Finance Public Administration Policy Institutions Security and Intelligence Research and Consultancy Academia Media and Journalism International Business and Trade Conflict Mediation and Negotiation Defence Human Rights Originations The School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies The School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies was established in late 2015 to steer the implementation of academic programmes in the areas of security, diplomacy and peace. This follows the abolishment of the Institute of Peace and Security Studies which had been coordinating studies in the areas of peace and security from 2010 to 2015.... [-]

MA in English And Linguistics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences came to being as a result of the restructuring process that transformed it from The Faculty of Arts in 2002.The school is located at the western side of the main campus, opposite the Post Office and is adjacent to The Kenyatta University Conference Centre Annex. [+]

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences came to being as a result of the restructuring process that transformed it from The Faculty of Arts in 2002.The school is located at the western side of the main campus, opposite the Post Office and is adjacent to The Kenyatta University Conference Centre Annex. The School is well equipped with qualified academic staff committed to teaching as well as undertaking research and consultancy services. It also has competent and experienced support staff. Currently, the school hosts ten teaching departments and three institutes each offering an array of courses that are market driven. Over the years the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has expanded and diversified existing programs in departments in a bid to offer more opportunities for relevant academic and professional development , thus remaining socially relevant The programs designed and developed are based on regional and global demands and challenges. Among the most recently developed programmes include: Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration (BPPA) and Bachelors of Security Management and Police Studies. Requirements The Common regulations for all Masters Degrees in the University shall apply. The general re-quirements for all Masters Degrees in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) shall apply. The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Arts of in the Depart- ment: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Education (Arts) Degree of at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent (with an average mean score of 60% in the area... [-]

MSc

MSc in Agricultural Economics

Campus Full time 18 months January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

Welcome to the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED), one of the youngest but fast growing Schools in the University. The School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED) was established in December, 2007 to offer unique training in agriculture (including livestock production) with emphasis on agriculture as business and enhancement of Agriculture value chain in line with the... [+]

Welcome to the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED), one of the youngest but fast growing Schools in the University. The School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development (SAED) was established in December, 2007 to offer unique training in agriculture (including livestock production) with emphasis on agriculture as business and enhancement of Agriculture value chain in line with the objectives of the National Vision 2030, the Millennium Development Goals and other relevant policy documents. Through this webpage we hope to give you a virtual tour of the academic programs we are currently offering in the school and students experience. Our current thrust is to prepare competent future leaders in agricultural sciences, agribusiness and agricultural resvource management. The School has four Departments; Agricultural Resources Management (ARM), Agricultural Science and Technology (AST), Agribusiness Management and Trade (ABMT) and Animal Sciences (AS) under which seven (7) Bachelor of Science Programmes, eleven (11) MSc, and thirteen (13) Doctoral programmes are currently offered. Entry Requirements 1. The common regulations for admission into the Masters degrees in the School of Agri culture shall apply. 2. Applicants into the program should have First-class or second class honours (Upper Division) degree from a recognized university in agricultural economics, agribusiness or related courses such as general agricultural sciences, economics and social science. 3. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization. Duration and Degree Pattern The Master of Science (Agricultural Economics)... [-]

MSc in Chemistry (Specialisation)

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The mission of the School is to provide high quality education based on modern scientific teaching and research techniques and to produce highly trained scientists in the various disciplines to meet the ever growing challenges of a dynamic world in the pure sciences and to offer practical solutions to problems affecting humanity in applied sciences. [+]

The mission of the School is to provide high quality education based on modern scientific teaching and research techniques and to produce highly trained scientists in the various disciplines to meet the ever growing challenges of a dynamic world in the pure sciences and to offer practical solutions to problems affecting humanity in applied sciences. Entry Requirements The common regulations for all Masters degree in the University shall apply. The general regulations for all Masters degree in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences shall apply. The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Science degree in the Department. Holders of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education(Science) degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent from a recognized University. Should have studied Chemistry as a major or regular subject and obtained at least an average grade C in Chemistry units done. Holders of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education (Science) with lower second class degree or its equivalent from a recognized University and at least two years of teaching Chemistry or working in a research institution will be considered. N/B: evidence of a good background in mathematics is essential. Specialization can be done in either of the following: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry. [-]

MSc in Fashion Design & Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS) has continued to grow as it trains graduates in areas related to quality of life. The areas include Community Resource Management; Fashion Design; Foods & Nutrition; Physical and Health Education; Recreation Management and Sports Science, from Diploma to PhD level. [+]

The School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS) has continued to grow as it trains graduates in areas related to quality of life. The areas include Community Resource Management; Fashion Design; Foods & Nutrition; Physical and Health Education; Recreation Management and Sports Science, from Diploma to PhD level. Departments within the School continue to review existing programmes and curriculum and develop new ones in line with new developments arising from the demands of the job market. As a result, one new programme has been developed: Postgraduate Diploma in Foods Nutrition & Dietetics and is already operational. The school has seen an increase in the student enrolment from approximately 300 at inception in 2008 to approximately 2000 students currently. In performance contracting 2011/2012, the School was ranked the 2nd best and had the best two Departments in the University .The School is also proud to be associated with 8 members of staff who were highly ranked as Deans, Chairmen of Departments and Directors. In view of this, we wish to congratulate all the members of staff for their continued hard work. We look forward to an even better rank in the next evaluation. The School has continued to hold seminars where research results and information by staff and students are disseminated. Some are actively engaged in various forums including, the Nile Basin Programme Team at theUniversity of Bergen, Norway; Special Olympic Strategic Plan Steering Committee Participation and Staff exchange programme, students' exchange with the University of Manitoba(Canada), University of Oklahoma and to... [-]

MSc in Renewable Energy Technology

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

Energy Technology Department was established to address energy and environmental issues through training and research. The department focuses on training and research in energy resources, generation, utilization and conversion technologies . We recognize that energy is a dominant development component for any nation or community. [+]

Energy Technology Department was established to address energy and environmental issues through training and research. The department focuses on training and research in energy resources, generation, utilization and conversion technologies . We recognize that energy is a dominant development component for any nation or community. For this reason, we appreciate the urgency of developing new energy technologies as well as using the existing resources more efficiently and in a sustainable manner. Kenya’s vision 2030 places energy among the six main pillars of development. This has resulted to more effort and support from the government and other institutions, which Kenyatta University is part of, to explore and exploit more energy resources, both conventional and renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, bio-energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, hydropower, coal, natural gas and petroleum. With continued increase in the demand and cost of energy in Kenya and around the world, there is now an urgent demand for a well trained workforce to develop, process, utilize and manage conventional, unconventional and renewable energy sources in an environmentally safe and economically feasible way. Our Energy Technology programmes are designed to develop graduates who will address the national as a well as the global challenges in the energy sector. Graduates from the program will be involved in a wide range of careers that may include: finding the most efficient and sustainable ways to operate buildings and manufacturing processes, energy analysis and auditing, development of renewable energy system and technologies, managing the integration of renewable energy generation... [-]

MSc in Tourism Management

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Hospitality and Tourism enables you to build a professional career in the tourism industry through a personalized approach, research-based, professional instruction and working very closely with industry to give you a career of choice. This, combined with professional attachment for undergraduate students provides you with a head-start in the tourism industry. [+]

The School of Hospitality and Tourism enables you to build a professional career in the tourism industry through a personalized approach, research-based, professional instruction and working very closely with industry to give you a career of choice. This, combined with professional attachment for undergraduate students provides you with a head-start in the tourism industry. Entry Requirements The common regulations for all Masters Degrees in the University shall apply. The common regulations for all Masters Degrees in the School hospitality and tourism shall apply. The following shall be eligible for registration for a Masters degree in Tourism Management: A holder of Bachelor of Science (Upper Second Honors and above) degree in Tourism Management and related fields. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization. Duration: Two years with 11 taught units in year 1 and thesis in year 2. Unit Code and Name HTM 802: Statistics HTM 800: Research Methods HTM 858: Tourism Investments and Enterprise Development HTM 850: Sustainable Tourism Planning and Policy HTM 851: Tourism Economics HTM 852: Destination Management and Marketing HTM 853: Tourism Legislation and International Conventions HTM 854: Tourism Governance and Regional Development HTM 856: Tourism Technology and Innovation HTM 810: Events and Conferences Management (Elective) HTM 857: Managing Tourism Distribution and Intermediaries (Elective) HTM 812: Thesis (Is equivalent to 8 units) [-]

Master

Master of Economics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. [+]

The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. The School has the autonomy to develop specialized Degree Programmes that are market driven so as to attract more students who currently go abroad in search of specialized economics courses such as Bachelor of Economics and Statistics; Bachelor of Economics and Finance; Master of Economics in such specialized areas as Health Economics, Financial Economics, Environmental Economics, just to mention but a few. Moreover, the for a very long time, the students of economics have been clamouring for an award of the “Degree of Economics” as distinct from the general Bachelor of Arts degree. Furthermore, there exists great demand by both the public and private sectors for graduates with degrees in specialized fields of Economics. This is evidenced by the large number of students with degrees in Economics, who have in the recent past been employed by financial institutions and the Public Service Commission. We are therefore responding to a market need. Entry Regulations The following shall be eligible for admission into the Masters programmes in the School of Economics: A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Economics and Statistics or Economics and... [-]

Master of Education (Educational Research, Evaluation & Assessment)

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

From the humble beginnings of a relatively small university college in the 1970s that had only 200 education students, the School of Education (SoE) has grown tremendously. It stands as the largest School with an enrolment of more than 30,000 registered students out of the University’s 74,000 who take different programmes in the 14 teaching schools of Kenyatta University (KU). [+]

From the humble beginnings of a relatively small university college in the 1970s that had only 200 education students, the School of Education (SoE) has grown tremendously. It stands as the largest School with an enrolment of more than 30,000 registered students out of the University’s 74,000 who take different programmes in the 14 teaching schools of Kenyatta University (KU). The School attracts a sizeable proportion of students from outside Kenya, in the African Region and beyond. These include countries such as Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Turkey, Japanese, Canada and the USA, to mention but a few, some of them taking components of while others register as full-time students depending on the nature of the Memorandums of Understanding between their home institutions and KU. Entry Requirements The Common regulations for all Masters Degree in the University shall apply. The common regulations for all Masters degrees in the School of Education shall apply. The following shall be eligible for registration for M.Ed in the Department: 1. Bachelor of Education Degree in related field, with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent from Kenyatta University or any recognized institution. 2. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization. Duration and Pattern of the Course The Master of Education in the Department shall extend over at least 18 months.Students doing M.Ed by course work, examination and thesis will spend their first year doing... [-]

Master of Environmental Planning & Management

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

We are living in the century whereby environmental pressures such as global warming, ozone depletion, pollution, climate change, overexploitation of natural resources, altered land use and loss of biodiversity – coincide with a growing world population that needs food and an acceptable standard of living. [+]

We are living in the century whereby environmental pressures such as global warming, ozone depletion, pollution, climate change, overexploitation of natural resources, altered land use and loss of biodiversity – coincide with a growing world population that needs food and an acceptable standard of living. The complex nature of these environmental problems can be best understood and addressed through studies that cross traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. This applies to studies of both global-scale processes as well as those that occur at the local level. Entry requirements Holders of Bachelor of Environmental Planning and Management, Environment Studies; Environmental Studies (Planning and Management), Urban and Regional Planning. Bachelor of Science/Arts in Geography, Economics, Surveying, Geometrics and Geospatial Sciences, Land Economics, Building Economics, Estate Management, Housing Technology. Engineering, Sociology, Agriculture Forestry and Wildlife, Zoology or Botany. Bachelor of Architecture and Law. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade "C" and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization. Examination Candidates examinational shall be through written examination (CAT/Assignments and sit in examination)., practical examination (i.e. Studio) and research project (individual student). Certification Master of Environmental Planning and Management Master's by Project EPM 811: Planning Theory EPM 871: Site and Neighbourhood Planning - Studio I* ESU 801: Research Methods EPM 833: Computer Applications. and Geographic. Information System ESU 802: Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit ESU 800: Statistics EPM 842: Environmental Planning Law & Development Control EPM 831: Participatory and Advocacy Planning EPM 852: Transportation infrastructure Planning... [-]

Master of Music (MMus)

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. [+]

The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. The School of Visual and Performing Arts currently houses three departments including: Music and Dance, Theatre Arts and Film Technology and Fine Art and Design. Master of Music (MMus) Master of Music (MMus) degree will be offered in Musical Performance,African Music and Musicology by course work, examination and project. Course Regulations The Master of Music will cover a minimum of two years. In the first year of study, candidates will take eight core units including one compulsory School of Visual and Performing Arts unit, and two electives. In the second year, they will take four elective in the first semester and prepere a recital and dissertation in the second semester. The composition dissertation will investigate a compositional problem that the candidate will have identified, accompanied by a creative work in which the the issues discussed in the dissertation are presented. Examinations All units shall be examined at the end of the semster in which they are taken. The examination pass mark in each unit shall be 50% of the total mark. Each unit shall be assessed out of 100%.Continuous Assessment Tests shall contribute 40% and the University Examination 60% of the total marks. Where a... [-]

Contact

Kenyatta University

Address Kenya Drive, Nairobi City
Nairobi, Kenya
Website http://www.ku.ac.ke/
Phone +254 20 8710901