WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$921 /year
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature and Sociology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

English, Literature and Sociology are an integral part of communication, creative expression and socialization. The crucial role of English as Kenya’s official language and its role in bringing understanding among the peoples of Kenya with the rest of the world cannot be overemphasized.

Its expanded use requires effective interaction at interpersonal, national and international levels. The BA programme is designed to equip students with theoretical knowledge of various aspects of the English language, Literature and Sociology.

Students will be required to acquire a high level of proficiency in the use of English as an international language in addition to literary and social analytical skills in order to enhance their creativity, critical thinking and self-expression.

Philosophy: To train proficient communicators and creative analysts for enhancing human interactions in the improvement of the global society’s wellbeing.

Globally and nationally, opportunities to influence the world positively through social analytical skills are always present. Hence, there is always a need to have more critical analysts, writers, social researchers, social workers, teachers, and editors. These are some of the professionals that this program will produce.

Goal: To produce graduates with a command in English language and social analytical skills for the enhancement of society.


Duration, Loading and Mode of Delivery
All students shall take the units in the First and Second years of study.
Students will pursue the structure, meaning they shall take courses in Linguistics, Literature, Sociology and University Common Courses in Years one and two.
In years three and four, students shall take Linguistics and Literature, Linguistics and Sociology, or Literature and Sociology.
The programme will be offered on a full-time and part-time modes of study

Admission Requirements

All candidates admitted to the programme must satisfy the minimum common entry requirements of Chuka University which is currently a mean Grade of C+.
In addition, candidates must have obtained a minimum score of C+ in English.
Candidates may be admitted to the BA (Linguistics, Literature and Sociology) programme if they hold a Diploma in English with a Credit level or higher from Institutions recognized by Chuka University Senate.
Candidates who obtained 2 principals and a subsidiary at KACE may also be admitted.
Candidates holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by Chuka University Senate may be admitted.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Application Guidelines
Applications should be on official forms available at the University Main Campus at Chuka, Igembe Campus at Ntuene or Keigoi High School, Embu Campus in Embu Town, Chogoria Campus at Nturiri High School, Tharaka Campus at Gatunga High School, OR Website:; A Non-refundable fee of KES 3000 for Phd programmes, KES 2,000 for degree and diploma programmes and KES 1000 for certificate courses will equally be deposited.

The following documents should be made available:
– Originals & a copy of all Transcripts, Diplomas or Certificates (All originals, where necessary, will be returned)
– One recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of the National Identity Card or Birth Certificate

– Preferred Campus should be indicated on the application form
– Certified copies of certificates and original fee payment receipt MUST be attached to the application form and returned latest two weeks prior to the commencement dates given for the programmes

Career Opportunities

Expected Learning Outcomes
By the end of the programme, the learner is expected to:
– Use language appropriately in a variety of contexts.
– Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills for professional competence in literary scholar’s and creative writer’s crafts;
– Harness their critical insights for appreciation of literature, art and culture within the spheres of development and social change;

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $921
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,152

Tuition fee per year for Kenyan Students = KES. 100,000
Tuition fee per year for International Students = KES 125,000
– The Institute reserves the right to change fees without prior notice. However, fee changes are subject to approval by the Governing Council.
– The University policy obliges students to pay the full amount of fees as required on the first day of reporting before they are registered.

Relevant Contact

Dr. Geoffrey Gathungu
Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
General School Office
For General Enquiries