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Master of Arts in Housing and Administration program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The master of Arts in Housing and Administration programme at the University of Nairobi has been designed to meet the increasing demand for a higher degree of accountability for those involved in the administration of housing development. In this field, rapid utilisation, chronic housing shortage and the polarisation of landlord-tenant relationships in both the private and the public sectors have become major policy issues in recent years. Rent control, physical building dilapidation, rising demand for good quality housing, and increasing costs of building construction and repair have interacted to produce a complex situation for professionals and policy workers in the housing field.

Minimum Entry Requirements

 The following are eligible for registration for the degree of Master of Arts in Housing and Administration at the University of Nairobi



  1. A holder of a degree of at least Upper Second Class standing from the University of Nairobi, or an equivalent degree from another recognised university, in either architecture, surveying, civil engineering, building economics, land economics, estate management and related fields.



  2. A holder of a degree in sociology, economics, geography or urban studies from the University of Nairobi or other recognised Universities of at least Upper Second Class or Equivalent, plus at least Upper Secon Class or Equivalent, plus at least two years of research, teaching or practical experience in housing administration, estate management or physical planning.

Course Objectives

 The master of Arts in Housing and Administration programme at the University of Nairobi has been designed to meet the increasing demand for a higher degree of accountability for those involved in the administration of housing development. In this field, rapid utilisation, chronic housing shortage and the polarisation of landlord-tenant relationships in both the private and the public sectors have become major policy issues in recent years. Rent control, physical building dilapidation, rising demand for good quality housing, and increasing costs of building construction and repair have interacted to produce a complex situation for professionals and policy workers in the housing field.



Consequently, the demand for specialised post-graduate education in Housing Administration has been expressed by public and private institutions.


The structure and content of the master of Arts in Housing and Administration programme at the University of Nairobi is such that participants will be encouraged to look at the housing problem not merely as the task of providing more houses, but also of ensuring efficient management of the existing housing stock, its correct utilisation, and its due care and maintenance.

Course Program

 The master of Arts in Housing and Administration programme at the University of Nairobi curriculum comprises of a two year programme leading to the award of the Master of Arts degree in Housing Administration.


The master of Arts in Housing and Administration programme at the University of Nairobi curriculum consists of lectures, coursework, seminars and project work: a written examination in six papers at the end of the first year, and a thesis submitted at the end of the second year.


First Year


Research Methodology, Housing Policy and Finance, Housing Design and Technology, Estate Management, Physical Planning, Land Economics, Management and Organisation.


Second Year


Thesis

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