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Master of Arts in Security Management




    2 Years

  • FEE

    From: $1000/year

About the Program

Human society faces new and increasing threats from different dimensions ranging from terrorism to vandalism. This is mainly due to serious security lapses and increasingly sophisticated organised criminals. As a result, most security, defence and law-enforcement agencies (both home and abroad) and organisations embodying key security functions require a paradigm shift in training that impart new skills and knowledge to enable security personnel to deal with contemporary security challenges. Rapid internally and externally induced changes spurred by globalization in security sector require new approach to security management which in turn demand appropriate training on a wide range of issues; such as managing risks, securing institutional assets and buildings; information and data protection. It is in this context therefore, that the department presents the Master of Arts in Security Management. The course is intended to meet the national need of guaranteed security by training resource persons capable of taking up leadership in security management systems within government, corporate sector, and private security agencies. Security is an important component of national development and a necessity for realization of national goals. The course provides theoretical and practical strategies that addresses national security needs. The Master of Arts in Security Management holds appeal for employers across broad range of areas: industries, institutions and stands apart currently available programmes as it is more focused, theory-intensive and practical. This degree is therefore ideal for strengthening the skills of employees and creating appropriate personnel.

Program Objectives

The aim of this programme is to produce qualified personnel required for effective prevention of security lapses, control and management of security organisations and systems in modern society. The objectives of the course are:

  • i) To advance the undergraduate foundations courses in criminology and security studies.
  • To equip graduates from various backgrounds with knowledge and skills required by the security organizations and governments.
  • To produce scholars who are able to apply their knowledge and skills in security management, consultancies, teaching and research.

Program Learning Outcomes

The post-graduates will be able to use acquired knowledge and skills to::

  • Undertake further studies
  • Provide required security management knowledge and skills in various organizations
  • To undertake research and teaching in security management
  • Provide security management and consultancies in various organizations
  • To be able to develop relevant security management policies.


Egerton University admission rules shall apply; admission shall also be open to holders of a first degree in Police Science, Military Science, Criminology, Security studies or related discipline, with at least second class honours (Upper Division) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution or holder first degree in any relevant discipline with an initial training course in Police Science, Military Science, Criminology, Security Studies or related discipline, with at least second class honours (Lower Division) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. Applicants who fail to meet the minimum admission requirements specified above may be required to appear for an interview by the department (either oral or written) to determine their eligibility.

How to Apply

  • Apply online via the link given below the Program
  • In the Registration portal, click apply and fill out your details in the fields
  • Pay the Application fee of Kshs. 2,000 through Egerton University Account Number: KCB Bank A/C No. 1101906812


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

Item Frequency Amount (Kshs)
Registration Once 2000
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
Student ID Once 500
Caution Money Once 4000
Total First Academic Year 19140

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 10 units 10*13000=130000 173900
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

KCB, Account no. 1101893680

Download a copy of the fee structure below

Program Coordinator

Mr. Samwel Auya

Lecturer : Department of Peace Security and Social Studies (PSSS)
Phone #: +254 722 154 111
Email: lol@egerton.ac.ke

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