WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Education in Educational Administration
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Education
Campus:Kikuyu campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

The department of Educational Administration and Planning started Master of Education, Module II programmes in order to provide opportunities to people who want to further their studies in the specializations of Education Administration, Curriculum Studies, Educational Planning or Economics of education. These are people who have the University of Nairobi minimum entry requirements but who have not been admitted in the module I (regular) programme. The curriculum for both module I and module II programmes in terms of duration does not differ much.


A student may enrol in the M.Ed programme either on a full time basis or on a part-time basis

The part time programme is offered in the evenings and during the school holiday period.

The  programme offered during the holiday period is also known as the school based programme.

The full time programme shall extend over a minimum of four (4) semesters from the date of  registration and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. The course shall consist of coursework, examination and Thesis.

The evening programme shall extend over a minimum of four (4) semesters from the date of registration and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters.  The course shall consist of course work, examination and project.

The school based programme shall be an intensive course taught during the school holidays. Two school holidays of four weeks each will constitute a semester.

The programme shall comprise of 18 units.

During the first three semesters, a student shall take ten (10) compulsory (core) units. Each unit consists of 60 contact hours.

Students shall be required to take the 10 Core Units before being allowed to take elective courses  for project or embark on their thesis.

Students shall be required to choose the topic for research thesis or projects after successful completion of Core Units.

Research thesis shall be considered to be equivalent to eight (8) units.

Research project shall be considered to be equivalent to four (4) units.

Students admitted into the M.Ed degree programme will specialize in any one of the following subject areas:

a)         Educational Administration

b)         Educational Planning

c)         Economics of Education

d)         Corporate Governance in Education

e)         Curriculum Studies

f)          Education in Emergencies

The course shall be conducted through lectures, discussion groups, seminars, field excursions and assignments.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Education (Lower Second Class Honours) degree or equivalent qualifications. Bachelors degree (Lower Second Class Honours) and postgraduates Diploma in Education or equivalent qualifications.

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

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = to apply Online

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

Career opportunities for this programme could include; instructional coordinator, principal or assistant principal

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

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**This programme will be completed after a duration of 2 years, with fees per year as follows:
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International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Genevieve Wanjala
Dean, School of Education
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries