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MASTER OF ARTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission into the programme at the University of Nairobi:


1.      A holder of Bachelor of Arts degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent in Political Science or Public administration from the University of Nairobi or any other equivalent institution recognized by Senate.


2.      A holder of a Bachelor of Arts of Lower Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Political Science or Public Administration from the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Senate


3.      A holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Pass or an equivalent qualification in political Science or Public Administration, plus a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field, from the University of Nairobi or an equivalent institution recognized by the Senate.

Course Objectives

The programmes aim at:


i) Providing opportunities to students who wish to specialize and pursue academic careers in Political Science and Public Administration,


ii) Equipping students with appropriate skills and knowledge that can enable them to critically investigate and predict political events, both nationally and globally.


iii) Producing a pool of political scientists and public administrators that can contribute to the political and administrative development of their respective countries.

Course Program

Course outline


Foundations of Comparative Politics


Theory of Political Inquiry


Methods of Political Inquiry


Modern Political Theory


Specialization Course Units


Comparative Political Systems


Theory of International Relations


Foundations of Political Economy


Foundations of Political Sociology


Analytical Political Philosophy


Administrative Theory and Behaviour


Electives


Comparative Politics


African Politics


Comparative Politics of Industrialized States


Comparative Politics of Developing Areas


The Military and Politics


Comparative Political Systems


International Relations


Advanced International Relations


Foreign Policy Analysis


State, War and Peace in International Politics


International Organization


Political Economy


Issues in Capitalist Development


Political Economy of Industrialization


Politics & Econ. Organization in Modern Societies


International Political Economy


Political Sociology


Foundations of Political Sociology


The Social Bases of Politics


Political Parties, Interest Groups and Social Movements in Politics


Urban Politics


Political Theory


Theories of Democracy


Plato’s & Aristotle’s Political Philosophy


Contemporary Political Theory


Public Administration and Public Policy


Development Administration Seminar


Budgeting and Financial Administration


Management of Public Enterprises & Privatisation


Advanced Public Policy Analysis


Human Resource Management

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