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Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Arts in Anthropology
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

Anthropology is the study of humankind in a broad and comparative perspective. It provides a unified conception of human nature and human experience. One of the strengths of anthropology as a discipline is its “holistic” or integrative approach; it links the life sciences and the humanities and has strong links with disciplines ranging from biology and psychology to linguistics, political science, and the fine arts. Anthropology is appropriate for people with wide interests including human cultures and civilizations both present and past, human variation, and human and animal behaviour.

The Master of Arts (MA in Anthropology is designed to cater for graduates of anthropology and any other discipline interested in the applications of anthropology in their work It is aimed at interested in furthering their academic and professional expertise in the field of anthropology and other related disciplines.

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

a) Provide students with sound theoretical and practical knowledge in anthropology.

b) Equip students with effective research tools relevant to anthropology

c) Enable students to specialize in one of the sub-fields of anthropology.

d) Provide a forum for the exchange of current thinking in anthropological knowledge and research.

Entry Requirements

Curriculum

1. The Masters Degree programme in anthropology shall comprise either/or:
a. Coursework, examination and thesis.
b. Coursework, examination and project.
2. All candidates shall be required to choose a thematic area of specialization and this will be reflected in the certificate, e.g., MA Anthropology (Medical Anthropology)
3. The thesis shall be equivalent to eight (8) course units while the project shall be equivalent to four (4) course units.
4. A candidate for the MA in Anthropology by coursework, examination and thesis shall be required to successfully take eight (8) taught course units comprising four (4) core course units and four (4) elective units in the thematic area of specialization. The candidate shall also be required to conduct research and write a thesis in the area of specialization.
5. A candidate for the MA in Anthropology by coursework, examination and project shall be required to successfully take twelve (12) taught course units, comprising four (4) core course units and eight (8) elective units in the thematic area of specialization. In addition, candidates shall be required to take a project in the area of specialization.
6.  The course duration shall be a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters from the date of registration, and the maximum period may be extended only with the prior approval of the Senate.

Admission Requirements

**The common regulations governing postgraduate diplomas in all Faculties/institutes/Schools shall apply:
**Applicants should be:
a) A holder of a first degree with at least Second Class Honours (Lower division from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognised b the Senate.
b) A holder of a first degree of Pass level from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognised by the Senate with three years working experience in Museum or heritage institution.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $49

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/ to apply Online

NOTE:
University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Attorney
– Diversity Officer
– Foreign Language Teacher
– Foreign Service Officer
– Human Resources Representative
– International Nonprofit Administrator
– Interpreter/Translator
– Media Planner.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students =
Tuition Fees per year for International Students =
**This programme will be completed after a duration of 2 years, with fees per year as follows:
– First year =
– Second year =

NOTE:

International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. W. Onyango-Ouma
Director, Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies
 
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries