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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES program

University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi for the above programme


1.      KCSE with a C+ or equivalent or KCSE with a C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized  post- secondary institution.


2.      KCE/EACE Div. III/ Ordinary GCE or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.


3.      KACE or EAACE./ Advanced GCE Certificate with one principal pass Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized postsecondary institution, KACE or EAACE certificate with two principal passes or equivalent.


4.      International Baccalaureate Diploma or a degree from a recognized University or equivalent.


5.      A Diploma course shall be required to have covered at least 3 course units of 45 contact hours each over a minimum period of 2 semesters of 15 weeks or 270 contact hours.

Course Program

First Year


Semester I


Introduction to Philosophy


Introduction to Traditional Logic


Semester II


Comparative Philosophy


Philosophy and Scientific Methods


Second Year


Semester I


Problems of Philosophy


Philosophy and Religion


African Philosophy


Semester II


Introduction to Ethics


Symbolic Logic 1


Philosophy and Psychology


Third Year


Semester I


Introduction to Epistemology


History of Philosophy (Ancient)


Social Ethics


Third Year


Semester I


Introduction to Epistemology


History of Philosophy (Ancient)


Social Ethics


Political Philosophy


Research Methods


Philosophy of Social Sciences


 Philosophy of Mind


Critical Thinking


Semester II


Social Philosophy


History of Philosophy (Modern)


Research Methods II (Practical)


Philosophy and Social Sciences


Philosophy of Language


Philosophy of Religion


Philosophy of Education


Fourth Year


Semester I


Applied Epistemology


Metaphysics of Being


Contemporary Philosophy (School)


African Social and Political Philosophy (ASPP)


Philosophy of Law


 Philosophical Anthropology


Philosophy of Science


Aesthetics


Philosophy of History


Semester II


Cosmological Metaphysics


20th Century Philosophers


Applied Ethics (Elective)


Philosophy of Biological Sciences


Oriental Philosophy


Philosophy of Technology


Symbolic Logic II


Special Paper in Philosophy

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