M.A/M.Sc (Geography) on both regular and school-based basis

Rationale

Geography is concerned with human and physical environmental systems and their interaction, mapping and measuring natural and man-made resources, designing ways of using them, analyzing the distribution of welfare, recognizing and averting hazards and reviewing social institutions. In Kenya today, there is a shortage of manpower with appropriate knowledge and skills for necessary modern geographical studies. The Department of Geography has developed a Post-graduate programme leading to a Master of Arts/Science degree in Geography to cater for the expressed need.

Programme Objectives

The Post-graduate Programme is expected to: Train high level modern Geographers who carry out both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis through appropriate synthesis and mapping in Geography.

Admission Requirements

The common regulations of the Master‘s degree in all faculties of Egerton University Statutes shall be applicable.

Candidates for the M.A. in Geography must have at least a Second Class Hons. Upper division degree or its equivalent in Geography or Geography with a related field from a recognised university or institution of higher learning. Minimum requirement in Geography subject is ―B grade.

Course Structure and Duration

The M.A. /MSC in Geography consists of course work, examination and thesis. The programme shall consist of a minimum of 30 CF of course work which will be distributed over two semesters as of 15 CF each. Students must do all the five compulsory courses in the first semester. Students should do a total of five other courses and not more than two from one specialised area in the second semester. In the Second Year the candidates will be required to carry out research and present a thesis. The topic of thesis shall be chosen following consultation with the supervisor/advisor and with the approval of the Department. The programme shall extend for a period of not less than 18 months and not more than 36 months.

Examination Regulations

All examinations for the MA/MSc in Geography shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute XXIX.

Grading

The grading of examination for MA/MSc in Geography shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with MA/MSc in Geography a student shall be required to take and pass all required courses within the stipulated time.

Degree Classification

The MA/MSc in Geographyis not classified