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Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Science in Environmental Governance
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies
Campus:Upper Kabete Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

The world is characterized by skewed trade in natural resources, deforestation, geopolitical struggles over oil and gas supplies, desertification and increasing environment-related diseases among other issues. This raises important questions about how humans currently – and in future should organize the governance of natural resources and environments upon which they depend. Transformative leaders and change agents with a multidisciplinary practical knowledge on resource economy, policy, legal pluralism, global business, eco-health, community mobilization skills and integrated natural resources management are required to assist communities in sustainable utilization of resources as well as develop policy and generate research data that would guide integrated environmental management. In response to the needed human capacity in this area, the institute has developed a multidisciplinary and experiential learning program in environmental governance studies.

Traditional education often produces learners who find it difficult to link the knowledge they have gained with the realities they face, thereby limiting their immediate relevance to the working world. One of the practical elements of the programme is an emphasis on experiential learning which will involve working with institutions in regulatory matters related to environmental governance.  Again, the principal components of the program focus on the holistic nature of environment training and integration of environment, livelihoods, peace and sustainability. Further, the graduates will offer authoritative transformative leadership in environmental issues in society, do research and teach at universities.

Curriculum

The program shall be offered via two modules; full time and through open distance and electronic learning (ODeL) and shall be by course work and research project or thesis. It shall be offered on a full-time or part-time basis. The minimum calendar years for completion of the programme shall be 2 years and a maximum of five years. The minimum course load per semester will be 2-course units.

  1. Full-Time
    1. The degree program shall consist of coursework, examinations and thesis.
    2. The course shall cover a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters and each semester will be 15 weeks.
    3. Each candidate will be required to take and pass all courses.
    4. Each candidate will be required to undertake a research project leading to an examinable thesis. The choice of the thesis research topic shall be made in consultation with the department and the academic supervisor.
    5. Each course unit shall have 45 hours covered in one semester.
    6. Each Masters candidate in the Thesis Option shall be required to successfully take eight (8) taught course units, comprising eight (8) core course units.  In addition, candidates shall be required to take a thesis, which shall be equivalent to eight (8) course units.
    7. Each Masters candidate in the Project Option shall be required to successfully take twelve (12) taught course units, comprising eight (8) core course units, and 4 elective courses units.  In addition, candidates shall be required to take a project, which shall be the equivalent of four (4) course units.

2. Part-Time

  1. The course shall cover a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 10 semesters and each semester will be 15 weeks.
  2. A student shall be required to take a minimum of two and a maximum of four courses in one semester.

3. Open, Distance and e-Learning

The course structure and requirements for the Master of Science through open, distance and electronic Learning (ODeL) remain the same as under the full-time format.  The Open and Distance Learning programme will run for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 semesters of 15 weeks each.

However, the mode of delivery will be as follows:

  1. Use of various media and largely home-based.
  2. Written self-instructional study modules at the registration time including Study Books, Relevant literature, Interactive devices and self-tests
  3. Face to face introductory Tutorial
  4. Mediated technical learning materials; Audio cassettes, e-learning materials and video clips.
  5. Limited face-to-face sessions to provide an overview of the course at commencement of semester, mid-semester and revision period before examinations.
Admission Requirements

**The common regulations governing Master of Science degrees in the University of Nairobi shall apply. In addition, the applicant with the following minimum qualification shall be admissible:
– Holder of Bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi or equivalent institution recognized by Senate with at least an Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent.
– Holder of bachelor’s degree with at least Lower Second Class Honours of the University of Nairobi or equivalent institution recognized by Senate with at least two years of relevant experience in an environment-related field
– Holder of bachelor’s degree pass of the University of Nairobi or equivalent institution recognized by Senate plus postgraduate diploma or at least five years of work experience in the environment-related field.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $49

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/ to apply Online

NOTE:
University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course will be successful in careers in areas including
– consultancy,
– research,
– non-governmental organisations,
– project management,
– environmental management,
– agriculture and forestry,
– environmental sciences,
– energy,
– oil and gas,
– marketing,
– finance,
– and water

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students =
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**This programme will be completed after a duration of 2 years, with fees per year as follows:
– First year =
– Second year =

NOTE:

International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Rose Adhiambo Nyikal
Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
 
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries