Our courses offer a good compromise between the continuous assessment favoured by some universities and the emphasis placed on final exams by others.
The Master of Science programme in Community Studies and Extension (COSE) is designed to address the rapid changes affecting individuals, families, communities, and the society. These changes evolve around cultural, economic, technological, political, environmental and human factors at different levels in society. COSE focuses on sustainable development, which proposes a range of complementary policies to enhance active participation of individuals and families at the grass root level in development interventions. M.Sc. Community Studies and Extension is unique and differs from most programmes offering Masters degree in Community development related areas in the following ways:
MSc COSE has the extension component, which lacks in the other degree programmes. The target groups for M.Sc. COSE are the individuals, families and households. This gives it a grassroot approach, which is not emphasized in other programmes.
The practicum component is unique to M.Sc. COSE and gives students an opportunity to critically analyze the approaches, activities and roles of organizations involved in community development. The M.Sc. COSE program is expected to contribute towards development in critical areas of community improvement such as family and youth development, gender and development, entrepreneurship, community resource management, project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
The objectives of the Programme are to:
The graduate will be able to use acquired knowledge and skills and attitudes to:
The regulations for the admission to the Masters degree Programme as specified in the Egerton University Statute shall apply.
In addition, applicants for the Master of Science degree in Community Studies and Extension shall be required to have at least upper second class honours bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension, Community Development or related qualifications from recognised institutions. In exceptional cases, holders of lower class honour may be admitted if they have at least two years of relevant experience.
Fee Structure Annual charges for the programmes will be as follows:
Tuition Fee per Course Unit:
Undergraduate KES. 13,000.00
Administrative Costs Annually:
Undergraduate KES. 43,900.00
The breakdown of the administrative charges is given below
|Examination||Per Academic Year||10000|
|Material Development||Per Academic Year||6000|
|Library Fees||Per Academic Year||5000|
|Supervision Fee||Per Academic Year||15000|
|Student Union||Per Academic Year||400|
|CUE Charge||Per Academic Year||1000|
|Total||First Academic Year||43900|
The Annual Administrative fee for the 2nd year is less the Caution money, Student ID Charges ,and Registration fee (total, Kshs. 5,500) amounting to Kshs. 37,400
The fee summary is given below per academic year
|Academic Year||Administrative Fee||Number of Units||Total Tuition)||Total (Kshs)|
|Year 1||43900||12 units||12*13000=156000||199900|
|Year 2||37400||5 units||5*13000=65000||102400|
Note that the amount might be more depending on the number of units you take each session.
The fee is paid through the following bank account