Master Of Arts In History

Rationale
The present trend in historical studies is towards the apprehension of the human past in all its totality and complexity. A proper understanding of this common past should be a major element contributing to amity among peoples. In the context of the nation, the existence of a shared historical consciousness is a key factor in promoting cohesion and patriotism. The building up of a corpus of knowledge necessary for inculcating and perpetuating such a consciousness ultimately hinges upon the results of scholarly research in History and related disciplines.


Programme Objectives

The Master of Arts programme in History is intended to:
i) Equip the students with the theoretical and practical skills needed to attain professional competence in the historian‘s craft;
ii) Train scholars capable of giving the historical knowledge acquired wider intellectual application;
iii) Facilitate the preparation of high calibre manpower otherwise needed for the national development process.


Admission Requirements
i) Applicants must hold at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree of Egerton University or equivalent qualification from recognized institutions;
ii) Specifically, the applicants must have studied History at the undergraduate level and obtained a minimum average grade of ―B‖ in the discipline;
iii) In exceptional cases, non-holders of Upper Class Honours may be admitted to the programme provided that such applicants can demonstrate ability to do historical research as evidenced by publications, manuscripts, etc.


Course Structure and Duration
i) The Master of Arts programme shall extend for a period of at least eighteen (18) months but not more than thirty-six (36) months for full-time students;
ii) Students taking the programme on a part-time basis should complete it in a period not exceeding forty-eight (48) months;
iii) The Master of Arts degree in History will be taken by coursework, examination and thesis. The coursework and thesis shall constitute thirty four (34) and fifteen (15) Credit Factors, respectively;
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iv) The coursework and examinations shall be done and completed in the First Year of study and the thesis written during the Second Year.


Examination Regulations
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statutes XXVIII


Grading System

The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with Egerton University Statutes XXVIII

Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.


Degree classification
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statues XXVIII