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POPULATION STUDIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE

1.      MASTER OF ARTS IN POPULATION STUDIES

Approved by senate on 1976 - Revised in 2001

 

Introduction                               

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.

 

1.1        Entry Requirements

           (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.

 

1.2     Course structure and duration

           (i)        The programme shall be covered in a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of 10 semesters. Each semester will be 15 weeks and there will be 3 semesters in a calendar year.

           (ii)       Total number of courses to be taken shall be 13 of which 10 will be core courses and 3 elective courses. In addition, candidates will be required to undertake a project. In each semester candidates shall be required to take a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 courses.

           (iii)      Each course shall have sixty (60) contact hours and shall be covered within a semester.

           (iv)      The project will only be undertaken after completing and passing the 13 courses and it is equivalent to 4 course units.

 

1.4      Exemptions and credit transfer

A candidate seeking credit transfer:

           (i)        Shall send a formal application of seeking transfer of credits, justification of the request and attach evidence of the credentials which would support such a request.

           (ii)       Shall have the application only after they have paid the prescribed examination fee.

           (iii)      Shall be allowed a maximum of one third of the coursework courses.

 

1.5  Examinations 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

a)      The supervisor and an internal examiner will examine the entire project
report. This will account for 70 per cent of the total marks.

b)     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.

 

1.6  Course outline

 

 

Course Code

Title

 Lecture Hours

YEAR I: SEMESTER 1

PMC500

Theories of Population

60

PMC501 I

Demographic Techniques

60

PMC503

Population Dynamics I

60

PMA506

Mathematics and Statistics for Population Studies

60-

PMC508

Theory and Methods of Social Research I

60

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

PMC502

Demographic Techniques II  

60

PMC504

Population Dynamics II

60

PMC505

Computer Applications

60

PMA507

Mathematics and Statistics for Population Studies II

60

PMC509

Theory and Methods of Social Research II

60

SECOND YEAR: SEMESTER 1: ANY THREE COURSE UNITS

PMA 510

Population Policies & Sustainable Development

60

PMC 511

Population & Health

60

PMA512

Culture, Population and Social Change

60

PMC513

Economic Demography

60

PMC514

Population Information, Education and Communication

60

PMC515

Population Programmes Management and Evaluation 

60

PMA523

Population and Gender 60

60

 

SECOND YEAR: SEMESTER 2

 

PMC524

 Research project

240              hours

 

1.7  Fees Structure

 

Year 1 and Semester 1: Option 1

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

5 Course units @13,500 each

67,500

2

Examination fees

5 examination paper @1000 each

5,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

4

Student ID

500 per year

500

5

Medical fee

5,000 per year

5,000

6

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

7

Activity fee

2,000 per year

2,000

8

Caution

5,000 (once and refundable

5,000

9

Computer fee

5,000 per year

5,000

 

 

 

94,000

 

Year 1 and Semester 2: Option 1

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

5 Course units @13,500 each

67,500

2

Examination fees

5 examination paper @1000 each

5,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

9

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

 

 

 

73,500

 

Year 2 and Semester 1: Option 1

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition fees

3 Course units @13,500 each

40,500

2

Examination fees

3 examination papers @1000 each

3,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

4

Student ID

500 per year

500

5

Medical fee

5,000 per year

5,000

6

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

7

Activity fee

2,000 per year

2,000

9

Computer fee

5,000 per year

5,000

 

 

 

60,000

 

 

 

Year 2 and Semester 2: Option 1

 

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

Research Project

54,000

2

Project Examination fees

4000

4,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

9

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

 

 

 

62,000

 

10.2 OPTION TWO

Year 1 and Semester 1: Option 2

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

5 Course units @13,500 each

67,500

2

Examination fees

5 examination paper @1000 each

5,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

4

Student ID

500 per year

500

5

Medical fee

5,000 per year

5,000

6

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

7

Activity fee

2,000 per year

2,000

8

Caution

5,000 (once and refundable

5,000

9

Computer fee

5,000 per year

5,000

 

 

 

94,000

 

Year 1 and Semester 2: Option 2

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

5 Course units @13,500 each

67,500

2

Examination fees

5 examination paper @1000 each

5,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

9

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

 

 

 

73,500

 

Year 2 Option 2

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

8 Course units @13,500 each

108,000

2

Project Examination fees

8,000

8,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

2,000

4

Student ID

500 per year

500

5

Medical fee

5,000 per year

5,000

6

Library

3,000 per semester

6,000

7

Activity fee

2,000 per year

2,000

9

Computer fee

5,000 per year

5,000

 

 

 

139,500


2.      MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POPULATION STUDIES

Approved by senate on 1976 - Revised in 2001

2.1 Introduction

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.

 

2.2  Entry Requirements

           (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.

 

2.3     Course structure and duration

           (i)        The programme shall be covered in a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of 10 semesters. Each semester will be 15 weeks and there will be 3 semesters in a calendar year.

           (ii)       Total number of courses to be taken shall be 13 of which 10 will be core courses and 3 elective courses. In addition, candidates will be required to undertake a project. In each semester candidates shall be required to take a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 courses.

           (iii)      Each course shall have sixty (60) contact hours and shall be covered within a semester.

           (iv)      The project will only be undertaken after completing and passing the 13 courses and it is equivalent to 4 course units.

 

2.4      Exemptions and credit transfer

A candidate seeking credit transfer:

           (i)        Shall send a formal application of seeking transfer of credits, justification of the request and attach evidence of the credentials which would support such a request.

           (ii)       Shall have the application only after they have paid the prescribed examination fee.

           (iii)      Shall be allowed a maximum of one third of the coursework courses.

 

a.      Examination 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

a)      The supervisor and an internal examiner will examine the entire project
report. This will account for 70 per cent of the total marks.

b)      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.

 

2.4  Course outline

 

Course Code

Title

 Lecture Hours

 

YEAR I: SEMESTER 1

PMC500

Theories of Population

60

PMC501 I

Demographic Techniques

60

PMC503

Population Dynamics I

60

PMS516

Applied Statistics I

60-

PMC508

Theory and Methods of Social Research I

60

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

PMC502

Demographic Techniques II  

60

PMC504

Population Dynamics II

60

PMC505

Computer Applications

60

PMS519

Applied Statistics II

60

PMC509

Theory and Methods of Social Research II

60

SECOND YEAR: SEMESTER 3: ANY THREE COURSE UNITS

PMC513

Economic Demography

60

PMC515

Population Programmes Management and Evaluation 

60

PMS517

Applied Mathematical Demography

60

PMS520

Genetics and Population

60

PMS521

Population and Actuarial Science

60

PMS522

Applied Stochastic Processes

60

 

SECOND YEAR: SEMESTER 2

60

PMC524

 Research project

240 hours

 

2.6       Fees Structure

Year 1 and Semester 1: Option 1

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

5 Course units @13,500 each

67,500

2

Examination fees

5 examination paper @1000 each

5,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

4

Student ID

500 per year

500

5

Medical fee

5,000 per year

5,000

6

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

7

Activity fee

2,000 per year

2,000

8

Caution

5,000 (once and refundable

5,000

9

Computer fee

5,000 per year

5,000

 

 

 

94,000

 

Year 1 and Semester 2: Option 1

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

5 Course units @13,500 each

67,500

2

Examination fees

5 examination paper @1000 each

5,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

9

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

 

 

 

73,500

 

Year 2 and Semester 1: Option 1

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition fees

3 Course units @13,500 each

40,500

2

Examination fees

3 examination papers @1000 each

3,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

4

Student ID

500 per year

500

5

Medical fee

5,000 per year

5,000

6

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

7

Activity fee

2,000 per year

2,000

9

Computer fee

5,000 per year

5,000

 

 

 

60,000

 

Year 2 and Semester 2: Option 1

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

Research Project

54,000

2

Project Examination fees

4000

4,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

9

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

 

 

 

62,000

 

10.2 OPTION TWO

Year 1 and Semester 1: Option 2

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

5 Course units @13,500 each

67,500

2

Examination fees

5 examination paper @1000 each

5,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

4

Student ID

500 per year

500

5

Medical fee

5,000 per year

5,000

6

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

7

Activity fee

2,000 per year

2,000

8

Caution

5,000 (once and refundable

5,000

9

Computer fee

5,000 per year

5,000

 

 

 

94,000

 

Year 1 and Semester 2: Option 2

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

5 Course units @13,500 each

67,500

2

Examination fees

5 examination paper @1000 each

5,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

1,000

9

Library

3,000 per semester

3,000

 

 

 

73,500

 

Year 2  Option 2

 

 

Item

Details

Cost

1

Tuition

8 Course units @13,500 each

108,000

2

Project Examination fees

8,000

8,000

3

Registration

1000 per semester

2,000

4

Student ID

500 per year

500

5

Medical fee

5,000 per year

5,000

6

Library

3,000 per semester

6,000

7

Activity fee

2,000 per year

2,000

9

Computer fee

5,000 per year

5,000

 

 

 

139,500


POPULATION STUDIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Approved by Senate in 1976 - Revised in 2001

 

3.1 Introduction

The aim of this program is to provide students with extensive knowledge and skills beyond those they may have acquired at Masters Degree level in order to enable them to pursue careers that require more advanced degree in population studies.

 

3.2 Entry Requirements

The Common Regulations for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in all Faculties shall be applicable.

 

The following shall be eligible for registration for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Population Studies Research Institute:

a)        A holder of Bachelor's degree of the University of Nairobi.

b)       A holder of Master's degree of the University of Nairobi.

c)        A candidate who has obtained a degree from another University, approved by senate as of comparable academic status.

d)       A holder of Bachelor's degree of the University of Nairobi or A holder of a degree from another University approved by Senate may expect to be registered as a candidate for the Master's degree for initial period of fifteen months after which his registration may be upgraded to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in accordance with the Common Regulations for Master's degrees in all Faculties.

 

3.3       Course Outline

            PhD work is by research and thesis

 

3.4       Fees Structure

 

 

ITEM

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

TOTAL

Registration

2,000

2,000

2,000

6000

ID Card

500

500

500

1,500

Tuition Fees

108,700

108,700

108,700

326,100

Supervision

12,000

12,000

12,000

36,000

Exam (written)

12,000

0

0

12,000

Computer Fee

5,000

5,000

5,000

15,000

Activity Fee

2,000

2,000

2,000

6,000

Medical Fee

5,000

5,000

5,000

15,000

Caution Money

5,000

0

0

5,000

Total

152,200

135,200

135,200

422,600

 

NOTE: The candidate will pay Kshs 135,200/=per year for each subsequent year after third year until he or she graduates.

 

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