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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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