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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,897 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Peace & Conflict Transformation
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:School of Arts and Humanities
Campus:Nairobi Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

This program equips the student with an understanding of the causes of war and conflicts in our world and ways of responding to war and conflict. It is a multidisciplinary program whose emphasis is on Transformation and Management of Conflicts in our world. In addition, the Programme is concerned with factors and conditions that make peace and justice possible including the promotion and protection of human rights, human security, and the causes of poverty and injustices in Africa.

In addition to the general admission requirements,a prospective applicant must have obtained a minimum of C (Plain) in either History or Geography in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or in an Equivalent Examination Certificate.

Rationale
The purpose of this program is to integrate theory and practice with a view to preparing students to serve as change agents in war torn societies in Africa and the world.
The Peace and Conflict Transformation (PCT) program recognizes conflict as an inevitable phenomenon in human relationships.
It emphasizes on the transformation of conflicts and the development of non-violent mechanisms of responding to conflicts.
In addition, the Programme is concerned with factors and conditions that make peace and justice possible including the promotion and protection of human rights, human security, and the causes of poverty and injustices in Africa.

Student assessment policy
– Students will be assessed through continuous assessment tests accounting for 30% of the final grade.
– Students will take an End-of-Semester Examination accounting for 70% of the final grade
– Students will participate in field trips and be required to write reflection papers whose grade will be in-built in the continuous assessment tests (30%).
– Students will also be required to undertake a supervised internship whose grading will consist of 60% awarded for a written report and 40% for field evaluation. Alternatively, a student may write a senior project paper and submit three bound copies to be distributed as follows: One for the University Library, the host department and the student respectively.

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission into the programme must satisfy the following:
– Be Born-Again Christians
– Be proficient in the English language
– One must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:

Direct entrants:
Be a holder of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate of C+ (Plus) or its equivalent Examination Certificate. In addition, a prospective Applicant must have obtained a B-(minus) in either History or Geography in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its Equivalent Examination Certificate.

Mature entrants:
Mature Age Entry to Undergraduate Programmes: There is a mature age qualifying scheme for admission to the University, the conditions of which are:
– Candidates who have attained a Diploma from a recognized institution will be considered for admission to the undergraduate programme if the overall grade is equivalent to C+ regardless of their secondary school performance.
– Admission based on the acquired Diploma performance should meet individual subject requirement.

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

Daystar admission forms are collected from either Athi-River campus or the Nairobi campus. On completion, the form is handed back to the registrar office with a fee of KSh. 2,000 which is not refundable. Deadlines for the application are; 30th November, 30th April and 31st July for January, May and August intakes respectively. Other required documents are:
– Two recent passport size photos for Kenyan student and four for international students all having names at the back
– Secondary, post-secondary, university or college certificates.
– Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
– Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health include:
– Diplomat or Field Officer
– Nonprofit Director, Development, Communication Specialists, or Press Officer
– Policy Officer or Legal Advocate
– Conflict Resolution Expert or Consultant
– Human Resources & Trauma Specialist
– A professor or researcher

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,897
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,952

*Tuition fees per year for Kenyan Students = 205,120KES
*Tuition fees per year for Foreign Students= 211,120KES

International Students pay an additional 6000KES (Day students), 8000KES (Boarding Students) of orientation fees to the normal tuition fees.

All fees for each semester are payable in advance or before the date of registration by bankers cheque or direct bank deposit. The University does not accept cash payments or money orders. In order to assist sponsors who cannot raise full fees, the University allows payment of tuition and hostel fees in four equal monthly instalments from the first day of the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay the fees by instalments must apply to the Finance Manager before the semester begins.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Patrick Musembi
Head of Department Peace and International Studies Department
 
Dr Scholastica Kariuki-Githinji
Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries