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University of Nairobi

Masters Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

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.

Minimum Entry Requirements

 The following shall be eligible for admission to the University of Nairobi for the above course:

1.      Holders of a Bachelorís degree of the University of Nairobi with at least an upper Second Class Honours, or other candidates with equivalent qualifications recognized by senate.

2.      Holders of Lower Second Class honour degrees or equivalent and a diploma in population studies or at least 2 years work experience in population related field.

3.      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.

4.      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.

Course Program

Course outline

 Population Theories

Demographic Techniques I

 Demographic Techniques II

 Population Dynamics I

 Population Dynamics II

 Computer Applications

 Maths & Statistics for Population Studies I

 Maths & Statistics for Population Studies II

Theory and Methods of Social Research I

 Theory and Methods of Social Research II


Population Policies & Sustainable Develop.

 Population & Health

 Culture, Population and Social Change

 Economic Demography

 Population Information, Education and Communication

 Population Programmes Management and Evaluation

 Population and Gender

Research Project

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