MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLIMATE CHANGE

Overview

INTRODUCTION

The Kenya National Climate Change Response Strategy (2009) identified the need to train skilled personel in Climate Change Science for sustainable national development. The Master of Science programme in Climate change is uniquely broad in its coverage. This reflects the range of knowledge and skills required to address the challenges of climate change and sustainable development. It also provides depth in key areas, drawing upon the internationally recognized teaching, research and consultancy expertise of the multi-disciplinary team of lecturers drawn from many disciplines from within the university, plus visiting lecturers from industry.

The programme meets the needs of graduates seeking a career in the climate change and Climate risk management and also enables professionals to extend their knowledge or to change career.

The Master of Science programme in Climate Change is designed to provide students, having a first degree in various fields, with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in Climate Change Science.

 Objectives

Thus the course intends to:

  • Equip students with knowledge and skills in practical applications in Climate Change Science
  • Equip the students with research skills in Climate Change Science

 

SCHEDULE OF INTAKE

Intake is done in the month of September every calendar year. For more information, please visit this link

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

There are three modes of delivery in this programme namely;

  1. Module I - this has a face-to-face delivery and is done from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  2. Module II - this has a face-to-face delivery and is done from 5.30pm to 8.3pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 5pm on Saturday.
  3. Module III - this has an open and distance learning mode where modules are given to students to  read/study.
  4. Online

 

ATTACHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Any Meteorological Institutes/Offices

 

CONTACT OF SUPPORT PERSONS

Dr F. J. Opija

Cellphone No. +254 721 531 908

 

Mr. B. M. Watitwa

Cellphone No. +254 712 230 635

 

NOTABLE ALUMNI

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COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION

  1. The course consists of course work, continuous assessment, written examination and a research project.
  2. The continuous assessment shall comprise tests, assignments, practicals, field work and term papers.
  3. The candidate shall be required to take at least sixteen (16) course units.
  4. The research project is equivalent to four unit courses.
  5. The course shall be covered in a minimum period of three semesters and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters each of fifteen (15) weeks.
  6. Candidates shall be required to take at least three (3) course units and a maximum of six (6) course units in a semester.
  7. Each unit shall be covered in 45 contact hours
  8. The programme has five (5) specialisations

 Mode of delivery

The programme will be offered through mixed mode:

  • Face to face or Open,
  • Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) modes.

A student may use any of the above modes for any course unit.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The common regulations governing Masters programmes in all faculties, institutes and schools shall apply.

The following shall be eligible for admission

  • A holder of first degree of the University of Nairobi (UoN) or an equivalent qualification from any other institution recognised by the Senate of UoN.

In addition, the candidate must have any of the following qualifications:

a) At least Upper second class Honours degree.

b) Second class lower division with a working experience of at least two years in a relevant research/ operational institution,.

c) Pass degree with relevant professional qualifications.

d) Pass degree with a working experience of at least five years in a relevant research/ operational institution,

TRANSFER OF CREDITS AND EXEMPTIONS

Applicants who wish to transfer course work credits for similar courses taken in other institutions may, on recommendation of the School Board and approval by Senate, be allowed to transfer credits up to a maximum of one third of courses offered in the programme. Applications for credit transfer will be made on payment of prescribed fees to the Dean, School of Physical Sciences, giving details of the subjects for which credit transfer/exemption is sought. The Department may administer an assessment test for each course unit as appropriate.

CAREERS IN CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Climate risk assesor
  • Climate Scenario modeller
  • Enviromental assessor/expert
  • Disastor risk expert
  • Monitoring and evaluation expert
  • Climate Change adaptation/mitigation expert
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLIMATE CHANGE - I54          
  YEAR 1   YEAR 2   TOTALS
Master of Science-Climate Change-16 units Semester 1 - 4UNITS Semester 2 - 4UNITS Semester 1 - 4UNITS Semester 2 - 4UNITS  
TUITION 174,000 174,000 174,000 174,000 696,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 16,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000 0 14,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 2,250 2,250 9,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000 0 2,000
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000 0 0 0 5,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 0 6,500 0 13,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 5,000 0 5,000 0 10,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000 0 2,000 0 4,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000   2,000
THESIS EXAMINATION 0 0   30,000 30,000
  207,750 180,250 202,750 210,250 801,000
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