WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Arts in Population Studies
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:Population Studies and Research Institute
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

The Master of Arts Programme in Population Studies is intended to prepare demographers, and social scientists for careers in Government Services, academic and private sector.

Students will be exposed to a broad inter-disciplinary perspective of the complexity of causes of population change at the individual, family, community, national and international level. Particular attention will be given to mastering of skills necessary for conducting high-quality population research aimed at furthering the national development goals.

Admission Requirements

(i) The common Regulations for the Masters degree in all Faculties shall be applicable.
(ii) The following shall be eligible:
(a) holders of a Bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi with at least an upper Second Class Honours, or other candidates with equivalent qualifications recognised by senate.
(b) holders of Lower Second Class honours degrees or equivalent and a diploma in population studies or at least 2 years work experience in population-related field.
(c) holders of a pass degree and a post-graduate diploma in population studies with at least three years of work experience in a population related field.
(d) holders of a pass degree with a distinction pass in post-graduate certificate in population and at least five years of work experience in population related field.

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

Some career opportunities for this programme include:

  1. Data Analyst
  2. Research Assistant
  3. Analyst
  4. Researcher
  5. Senior Data Analyst
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Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

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International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Dr KhasaKhala Anne Akoya
Director, Population Studies and Research Institute
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries