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Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Laws
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Law
Campus:Parklands Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

Introduction
The Master of Laws course is designed for students who are interested in gaining further skills and specializing in specific areas of law. The programme will enable students with a Bachelor’s Degree in law to delve into emerging areas of law at the national, regional and international levels.

The Objectives of the Course:
i)      To enlarge and secure the future of the Faculty as a centre of excellence in legal training.
ii)     To respond to market demands by addressing emerging legal problems in light of changed legal and geopolitical terrains.
iii)    To provide a rigorous and critical grounding in key areas of law.
iv)    To provide specialised and focused training in law at the post-graduate level.

Curriculum

Structure and duration
The LL.M programme consists of coursework, end of semester examinations and a project report. Teaching methods include lectures and seminars and group presentations. The programme is mounted for a minimum of three and a maximum of ten semesters of fifteen weeks each. Candidates are required to take a total of nine course units, carry out research and write a project report. These course units include three compulsory core units and at least four units in the candidates’ thematic area. The project is equivalent to four course units.

Course Structure and Duration
– The programme will consist of course work, examination and a project. It will run for a minimum of three and a maximum of ten semesters of fifteen weeks each.
– Candidates shall be required to take a minimum of two course units per semester and upto a maximum of five course units per semester.
– Each course unit shall be taught for 60 contact hours in each semester.
– Candidates shall be required to take a total of nine course units and write a research project report. These shall include three compulsory core course units and at least four course units in the area of specialization chosen. Students may take upto a maximum of two course units from an area other than the area of specialization chosen.
– The research project report must be in the area of specialization and undertaken upon successful completion of the nine taught course units. It shall be equivalent to four course units.
– The Senate reserves the right to require candidates to choose subjects that have a common thematic link, or which together constitute a distinct area of specialization, and to attend such other remedial courses as may be necessary for satisfactory completion of the LL.M programme.
– The School reserves the right to decide which courses to offer in any academic year.
– A student wishing to defer his/her admission shall write a letter to that effect to the Dean of the School stating the reasons for deferral and when he/she wishes to take up admission.
– Deferrals shall not be granted beyond a period of three semesters. In case of requests for deferrals for more than three semesters, an applicant shall be required to make a fresh application.
– Candidates may withdraw from the School by notifying the Director, Board of Post graduate Studies and the Dean in writing.

 

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements
**The Common Regulations for the Master’s Degree in all Faculties, Institutes and Schools shall apply.
**The following shall be eligible for admission:
– Holders of a Bachelor of Laws degree with a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours from the University of Nairobi.
– Graduates of any other University whose degrees have been accepted by Senate to be equivalent to the Bachelor of Laws degree with qualifications specified in Regulation 2.2.
– Holders of a Bachelor of Laws Degree of the University of Nairobi or its accepted equivalent who have achieved a Lower Second Class Honours and have satisfied Senate that they possess academic qualifications equivalent to Upper Second Class Honours through:
a)     At least two years of work or relevant experience; or
b)     Relevant research and publications; or
c)     Attainment of a post-graduate diploma from a recognized academic 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

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Arbitrator
– Barrister
– Barrister’s clerk
– Chartered legal executive
– Company secretary
– Costs lawyer
– Detective
– Licensed conveyancer
– Paralegal
– Solicitor

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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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– Second year =

NOTE:

International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Ndeti Ndati
Director at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication
 
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries