Doctor of Philosophy in 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 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

Candidates for the Ph.D. in Geography must have MA/MSc its equivalent in Geography

or Geography with a related field from a recognised university or institution of higher


Course Structure and Duration

The Ph.D in Geography will be offered by independent research and thesis.

The programme shall extend for a minimum of thirty six36. months and a maximum of

seventy two72. months. All candidates enrolled for the Ph.D. degree in Geography shall

be required to conduct independent research, leading to writing of a thesis. The defense of

the thesis shall be conducted in accordance with the rules established in Egerton

University Statutes.

Examination regulations

All examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy in Geographyshall be conducted in

accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute



The grading of examination for Ph.D. in Geography shall be in accordance with Egerton

University Statute XXIX.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Ph.D in Geography a student shall be required to undertake supervised

independent research, submit a thesis and pass an oral examination.

Degree Classification

The Ph.D. in Geography is not classified