University of Nairobi
  • University of Nairobi (UoN)
  • Masters Program
  • 4 years

MASTER OF ARTS program at University of Nairobi course details

Course Overview

The MA programme in the Department of Literature aims at deepening studentsí insights into literary art and the theoretical postulates that have evolved with the art. In this way, the programme seeks to promote sensitive and intelligent responses to human experiences and aspirations created through imagination and language, as it opens doors to rich, rewarding literary experiences that capture a diversity of literary genres, regional literatures, and modes of literary transmission. In the process, the programme is intent on turning out literary scholars, teachers of literature, and writers of different shades.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum qualifications a candidate needs for entry to the University of Nairobi for the above programme are:

1.      Bachelorís degree in Literature or a relevant field of the University of Nairobi with at least a Lower Second Class or equivalent qualifications from institutions the University of Nairobi Senate recognize.

2.      Bachelorís (Pass) degree plus a postgraduate diploma in a relevant field.

Course Program

Core Courses

Research Methods in Literature

Strategies of Writing in Literature

Comparative Study of African Literature

Specialisation Courses

Theoretical Perspectives on African Literature

Critical Perspectives on African Literature

The African Autobiography

Oral Poetry

The Oral Narrative

Creative Writing

Elective Courses


Caribbean Literature

African-American Literature

Russian Poetry

Russian Drama

Russian Prose

Asian Literature

English Literature

Latin American Literature

Research Paper

Project (comprising an original critical or creative thesis)

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