Learning to be a Leader: Whole Woman; Whole Leader; Whole World
The Candle for Leadership given to each Participant of the the GWLN 2015
The GWLN 2015 Coaches
Being Inspired in the Great Dinner at Silicon Valley.
Participants at the Great Dinner- Silicon Valley Los Santos
With some of the Participants from Nepal
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
The Seven Member Kenyan Team in the GWLN 2015 Program, with the Kenyan Vision- “ We Believe a New World is Possible for Kenya Women”

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in related field from any disciplines 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.

Mode of Study
The programmes are offered in various modes of study which include; Full-time, Institution based, Part-time and Open learning. Full-Time Programmes: Students who join this mode of study undertake full-time studies in the various campuses which include; Kenyatta University (Main Campus) and satellite campuses. Institution Based Programmes: Institution based programmes are offered in the months of April, August and December Part Time Programmes: The classes are usually conducted in the evenings and on weekends.

Course Duration
The Master of Arts degree in Gender and Development studies extends over a period of not less than 18 months from the date of registration.
Programme Structure
The course is offered by either:Course work, examination and thesis.Course work, examination and project A Thesis shall be equivalent to 8 units A project shall be equivalent to 4 units A unit shall cover 35 contact-hours.

1st Year
All students will take 8 units as follows: Semester I- Four (4) Core Units One (1) Elective Unit
Semester II- Four (4) Core Units One (1) Elective Unit.

2nd Year                                                       -
Students who undertake their studies through course work, examination and thesis will spend their 2nd year writing a thesis under the supervision of the department Students taking studies by course work, examination and project will take 4 elective courses during   the first semester and do research and write their project in the 2nd semester guided by the supervisor(s).

Examination Regulations

  • The common university regulations shall apply. Each unit shall be marked out of 100. Continuous Assessment shall be 40% while the Final Examination shall be 60%. The pass mark for the Masters degree shall be 50%.Grading shall be as follows: 70% and above (A); 60-69% (B); 50-59% (C);0-49% (D); 0-39% (Fail).

Level 800
AMC 800: Research Methods in Social Sciences
AGD 800: Fundamentals of Gender and Development AGD 802: Advanced Theories in Gender & Development. AGD 803: Gender and Family in African Development AGD 804: Gender, Law & Governance
AGD 805: Gender, Policy Planning & Development
AGD 806: Gender and Project Development
AGD 808: Images of Women & Men in Media and the Arts AGD 809: Gender, Conflict Management and Peace Building AGD 810: Gender and County Development

AGD 807: Gender, Organizational Development and Management
AMC 801: Statistics in Social Sciences
UCU 801: Qualitative Research Methods
AGD 812: Transnational Gender, Activism and Research AGD 816: Gender & Development Challenges in Africa. AGD 817: Project (Equivalent to 4 units
AGD 818: Thesis (Equivalent to 8 units)

Notes: IBP students will register for all the 14 units spread across the 6 holiday sessions as guided by the

Dr. Samuel M. Mwangi

Department of Gender and Development Studies


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