Masters Of Arts/Science Geography


Geography is concerned with human and physical environmental systems and their

interaction, mapping and measuring natural and man-made resources, designing ways of

using them, analyzing the distribution of welfare, recognizing and averting hazards and

reviewing social institutions. In Kenya today, there is a shortage of manpower with

appropriate knowledge and skills for necessary modern geographical studies. The

Department of Geography has developed a Post-graduate programme leading to a Master

of Arts/Science degree in Geography to cater for the expressed need.


Programme Objectives

The Post-graduate Programme is expected to: Train high level modern Geographers who

carry out both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis through appropriate

synthesis and mapping in Geography.


Admission Requirements

The common regulations of the Master‘s degree in all faculties of Egerton University

Statutes shall be applicable.

Candidates for the M.A. in Geography must have at least a Second Class Hons. Upper

division degree or its equivalent in Geography or Geography with a related field from a

recognised university or institution of higher learning. Minimum requirement in

Geography subject is ―B grade.


Course Structure and Duration

The M.A. /MSC in Geography consists of course work, examination and thesis.

The programme shall consist of a minimum of 30 CF of course work which will be

distributed over two semesters as of 15 CF each. Students must do all the five compulsory

courses in the first semester. Students should do a total of five other courses and not more

than two from one specialised area in the second semester. In the Second Year the

candidates will be required to carry out research and present a thesis.

The topic of thesis shall be chosen following consultation with the supervisor/advisor and

with the approval of the Department. The programme shall extend for a period of not less

than 18 months and not more than 36 months.


Examination Regulations

All examinations for the MA/MSc in Geography shall be conducted in accordance with

examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute XXIX.



The grading of examination for MA/MSc in Geography shall be in accordance with Egerton

University Statute XXIX.


Graduation Requirements

To graduate with MA/MSc in Geography a student shall be required to take and pass all

required courses within the stipulated time.


Degree Classification

The MA/MSc in Geographyis not classified


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