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Tuition Fees:$909 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus:Main campus
Application Deadline: October 2021
Programme Overview

Rationale
English is the fastest growing international language. The continued crucial role of English as Kenya‘s official language and its role in bringing understanding among the peoples of Kenya with the rest of the world cannot be over emphasized. Its expanded use requires effective interaction at interpersonal, national and international levels.

All institutions within the country have recognised the need for better communication in English hence the increased demand for experts of the language. Also rapidly expanding are career opportunities for teachers, writers and editors in technical fields, computer software and in translation services.

Students are increasingly required to acquire a high level of proficiency in the use of English as an international language and also to have theoretical knowledge of various aspects of the English structure and use. This department therefore decided to strengthen the communication element in the English Language curriculum to meet the market demand for communication experts and in accordance with the University‘s Mission and Vision.

There are diverse areas requiring language expertise such as education, print media (i.e. editors and writers), television media (presenters, editors, producers and screen writers), public relations, corporate communication, business management, translation, language consultancies, diplomacy, teaching, and research.

The graduates of this programme will be able to work in these areas as well as pursuing further education to become lecturers and professors in the various sub disciplines of English, Linguistics and Communication. The target group for this programme are school leavers, para-professionals in the mass media and business entrepreneurs amongst others.

The programme will produce well rounded graduates that are able to work in various professions as well as setting up entrepreneurship in related fields. They can work as translators for NGOs and international agencies such as various United Nations bodies.

Programme Objectives
By the end of the programme, learners should be able to:
i) Develop and refine skills in effective English language use and research;
ii) Develop and refine skills in effective academic writing, business communication, mass media communication and in specialised technical fields;
iii) Carry out independent research in their area(s) of specialisation and familiarise themselves with information gathering, retrieval and dissemination techniques;;
iv) Organise, supervise and evaluate effective use of English language, and communication skills;
v) Write, edit and publish documents in different genres, and be sensitive to issues of culture, gender and national cohesion in language and communication strategies;
vi) Keep abreast with current developments and issues in the English language and Communication studies; and pursue further education in English, Linguistics and Communication.

Curriculum

Course Structure and Duration
The BA (English and Communication Studies) is a discipline-specific curriculum, in which fifty per cent of the credit factors are in English and fifty percent credit factors are in communication.

The BA (English and Communication Studies) programme will usually be covered by full time students in four (4) academic years. Part time students will be allowed to complete the course within eight (8) academic years.
i) A student should take a minimum of 18 CF and maximum of 24 CF per semester;
ii) To graduate, the student must successfully complete a minimum total of 148 CFs. These shall include courses in English, Communication and University Core courses.
The courses are coded ELCS, which represents English and Communication Studies.
i) The First Digit represents the year (level) in which the unit is offered;
ii) The Second Digit represents the semester in which the course is offered;
iii) The Third Digit represents the sequencing of the course in the category.

Examination Regulations
All examinations for this programme will be conducted in accordance with Egerton University statute XXVIII of the examination regulations as stipulated in the statutes of Egerton.

Grading system
The grading of examination for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass all scheduled courses within the stipulated period.

Degree Classification
Degree Classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

Admission Requirements

i) Candidates must satisfy the general Egerton University admission requirements together with those in the Faculty of Humanities and Development Studies;
ii) In addition, candidates must have obtained a minimum score of C+ in English;
iii) Candidates may be admitted to the BA (English and Communication Studies) programme if they hold a Diploma in Education from recognised institutions. Such students will be permitted to transfer up to thirty per cent (30%) of the BA (English and Communication Studies) credit factors earned at the Diploma level in accordance with senate approved guidelines;
iv) Mature age candidates will also be admitted into the BA (English and Communication Studies) programme depending on their prior academic qualifications and work experience relevant to English language related areas as determined by the Department.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Application Guidelines:
Required Documents to be attached during Application include:
– Certified copies of your Result Slip, Certificates and Transcripts.
– ORIGINAL RECEIPT (Application Fee): KShs. 2,000 for ALL Degree Programmes and Kshs. 1,000 for all Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Payable to; Account Name; Egerton University, Kenya Commercial Bank; Account No:1108550703.
– Copy of your National ID Card or Birth Certificate.

Online application procedure

– Simply complete the Egerton University Online Application form and upload all the necessary documents, so that it can be processed by the administrative department
– The application will be complete once all the necessary fees have been paid.

Offline Application Procedure
– An Application form can be downloaded through the school website: http://www.egerton.ac.ke/index.php/Dean-of-Students/application-forms-and-resgistration-forms.html
– The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the admissions office of the university according to the deadline set by the admissions office.

Career Opportunities

The target group for this programme are school leavers, para-professionals in the mass media and business entrepreneurs amongst others. The programme will produce well rounded graduates that are able to work in various professions as well as setting up entrepreneurship in related fields. They can work as translators for NGOs and international agencies such as various United Nations bodies.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $909
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,181

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 100,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs. 130,000
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

NOTE:

– Foreign students out of the East African Community pay 30% more that the Kenyan students.
– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Dishon Kweya
Chair, Department Literature, Languages and Linguistics
 
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office
Responsible for faculty enquiries
 
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries