University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi (UoN)


  • Masters Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

The Master of Laws course is designed for students who are interested in gaining further skills and specializing in specific areas of law. The programme will enable students with a Bachelorís Degree in law to delve into emerging areas of law at the national, regional and international levels.



Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi

1.      Holders of a Bachelor of Laws degree with a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours from the University of Nairobi.

2.      Graduates of any other University whose degrees have been accepted by Senate to be equivalent to the Bachelor of Laws degree with upper second class honours.

3.      Holders of a Bachelor of Laws Degree of the University of Nairobi or its accepted equivalent who have achieved a Lower Second Class Honours and have satisfied Senate that they possess academic qualifications equivalent to Upper Second Class Honours through:

a)      At least two years of work or relevant experience; or

b)     Relevant research and publications; or

c)      Attainment of a post-graduate diploma from a recognized academic institution.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are:

1.      To enlarge and secure the future of the Faculty as a centre of excellence in legal training.

2.      To respond to market demands by addressing emerging legal problems in light of changed legal and geopolitical terrains.

3.      To provide a rigorous and critical grounding in key areas of law.

4.      To provide specialized and focused training in law at the post-graduate level.

Course Program

Course outline

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Research Methodology

Law and Development


United Nations Law & Problems of World Order

Law on Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

International Human Rights Law

Humanitarian Law

Law of International Organizations

Interníl Litigation and Conflict Resolution

Air and Space law

International Law-making Processes

International Criminal Law

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