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MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN POPULATION STUDIES program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program

Course Details

Course Overview

The Master of Science course in Population Studies is intended to prepare graduates of Science in Mathematics or any other sciences with strong quantitative background for careers in government service, academic and private sector, which may demand more sophisticated skills for research and teaching in population studies. Particular attention will be given to a level of competence necessary for undertaking high quality research in population studies aimed at furthering the national development goals.

Minimum Entry Requirements

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


i) A Bachelorís degree of the University of Nairobi with at least an upper Second Class Honors, or other candidates with equivalent qualifications recognized by senate.


ii) Lower Second Class honors degrees or equivalent and a diploma in population studies or at least 2 years work experience in population-related field.


iii) A pass degree and a post-graduate diploma in population studies with at least three years of work experience in a population related field.


iv) 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


 Theory & Methods of Social Research I


Theory and Methods of Social Research II


 Applied Statistics I


 Applied Statistics II


Elective Courses


Economic Demography


 Population Programmes Mgt and Evaluation


 Applied Mathematical Demography


 Epidemiology as Applied to Demography


 Genetics and Population


 Population and Actuarial Science


 Applied Stochastic Processes


 Research Project

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