Our courses offer a good compromise between the continuous assessment favoured by some universities and the emphasis placed on final exams by others.
Gender equity and equality is increasingly being recognized as central to sustainable economic growth, social development and poverty reduction in both developed and developing countries. Addressing gender inequalities is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Master of Arts in Gender, Women and Development Studies is designed to address issues of gender, women and development, educate decisionmakers in the formulation of gender sensitive policies, and to apply gender knowledge and skills that are essential to all careers, such as, social work, institutional management, legal systems, government and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs. Gender knowledge is indispensable in fields of development and poverty alleviation.
This programme therefore offers a wide range of carefully selected electives to meet the needs for career progression and specialization in the candidates’ areas of interest. There is a severe shortage of qualified personnel in the area of Gender, women and Development studies. This programme will bridge this gap and contribute to capacity building nationally and regionally.
The overall objective of the programme is to
equip the student with appropriate theoretical and applied knowledge, skills and attitudes related to gender, women and development. The specific objectives of the programme are:
The graduate will be able to use acquired knowledge and skills and attitudes to:
The common rules and regulations for Masters Degree as specified in the Egerton University Statutes shall apply.
Admission shall be open to holders of a first degree in Arts in Gender, Women and Development Studies or in any other related discipline, with at least second class honours (upper division) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
Applicants with a second class honours (lower division) with a working experience of two (2) years or more are admissible
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 and Student ID Charges (total, Kshs. 4,500) 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