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MASTERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT)- THESIS OPTION

Entry Requirements 

Holders of Bachelor's Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Environmental Studies and related disciplines such as Geography, Natural Resources
Management, Agricultural Sciences, Biological and Physical Sciences, Urban & Regional Planning, Development Studies, from Kenyatta University or any other recognized university.
Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade "C" and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

Course Structure and Duration
The full time programme shall run for eighteen months starting September of each year. In the first Academic Year, students shall take 10 core units in the first and second semesters.

In the second academic year, students will be required to research for, write and submit a thesis that will be examined in accordance with University regulations.

Institutional-Based Programme
The Institutional-based Programme (IBP) runs for two years during the three holiday sessions in a year (i.e. April, August and December). Students take course work of up to 14 taught units during the first 4 sessions. The remaining two sessions are devoted to research project and its eventual examination in accordance with university regulations.

Certification
The degree to be awarded is designated: Master of Environmental Studies (Community Development).

Examinations
The University examination regulations shall apply; i.e course work, examination, and thesis (for regular' master's programme) and course work, examination and project for institutional-based programme (IBP)

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Unit Code and Title
ESU 800: Statistics
ESU 801: Research Methods & Scientific Reporting
ECD 804: Environment & Sustainable Community Development
ECD 805: Advanced Participatory Community Development
ECD 806: Ethics, Politics & Environmental Governance
ECD 807: Ecosystems & Human Well-being
ECD 809: Environment, Organizational; & Institutional Development
ECD 812: Environment, Gender & Sustainable Development
ECD 813: Environmental Security & Peace Building
EPM 861: Planning for Disaster Preparedness and Management

Project Option Students
In addition to the 10 units above, the following four units will be taken, distributed in the April,August and December sessions as guided by the department.
ESU 802: Environmental Impact Assessment & Audit
ECD 816: Community Capacity Building & Project Mgt
ECD 817: Population Dynamics & Environmental Health
ECD 818: Resource Mobilization & Community Development

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