MASTER OF ARTS IN HISTORY

Examination Regulations

Final University of Nairobi examinations shall be given at the end of every semester in each taught course unit; and each final examination shall be in the form of a three-hour written examination paper.

Where a semester-long project paper is required, work on the project paper shall be started and completed during the final semester of the postgraduate diploma programme. The project paper shall be graded as though it were 2 taught course units without coursework; and consequently the paper shall contribute 100% of the marks awarded in those course units.

To be awarded the postgraduate diploma, a candidate must pass all specialized, core and elective course units taken, as well as the Project Paper where applicable.

All examinations shall be governed by the following rules:

i)      Each course unit shall be graded over 100.

ii)     The written final examination shall account for 60% of all the marks in   each course unit, while continuous assessment tests shall account for 40%; but the Project Paper or “Independent research” paper shall be graded over 100%, as there shall be no continuous assessment test associated with them.

iii)    In every course unit taken, the pass mark shall be 50%, which shall be arrived at by adding the overall continuous coursework grade obtained in that course to the final end-of-semester grade.

iv)    A candidate who fails in any examination in a specialized, core, or elective course unit taken at the end of a semester may re-sit that examination when it is next given during scheduled end-of-semester examinations, and should he/she once again fail, may re-sit the examination one more time when it is next scheduled as part of the University’s regular end-of-semester examinations calendar, provided that he/she shall pay such fees as may be prescribed by the University in respect of such examination. There shall be no special or supplementary examinations between or during semesters.

v)     A candidate who fails in any examination in an elective course unit may, at his/her own discretion, register in an alternative elective course unit, in lieu of re-sitting an examination in which he/she failed once or more than once; provided that he/she shall pay such registration and other fees as may be prescribed by the University in respect of such examination.

In the event that a candidate re-sits the final examination in any course unit, the final grade shall be based entirely on the marks obtained in the final written examination, which shall be graded over 100 marks; and the continuous coursework marks pertaining to that course unit shall not be considered.

Each candidate’s cumulative performance in the course of the postgraduate diploma programme, as well as his/her overall performance shall be summarized in an average score over 100, and a letter reflecting current University practice.

A student who, for good cause supported with authenticated documentary evidence, fails to sit or complete an end-of-semester examination may be allowed to sit for the paper(s) concerned when the examination is next scheduled, without paying additional fees.

Regulation I:

A candidate must satisfy such prescribed University of Nairobi requirements as are not varied by the Faculty of Arts regulations specified below.

Regulation II:

Subject to Regulation 1, the minimum qualification for admission to the M.A. degree programme shall be a BA. lower second class honours degree, or equivalent, relevant to the courses offered in the department in which the applicant wishes to register, and obtained from a university recognised by University of Nairobi Senate; provided that each applicant shall be required to produce original or certified copies of relevant transcripts, diplomas, degree certificates and any other certificates or documents deemed necessary to support the application.

Subject to approval by the department(s) concerned, a student enrolled in any other programme at the University of Nairobi may register for and attend lectures and be examined of his/her choice whenever these are taught, provided also that he/she shall apply through the official channels, and pay specified fees and any other stipulated charges for the selected course units.  At the end of the semester or academic year the student shall receive an official University transcript certifying his/her performance in the course units(s) concerned.

Subject to the approval of the department(s) concerned, a student enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme at any other university recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate, may register for, attend lectures and be examined in one or more course units of his/her choice whenever these are taught in the parallel programme, provided that he/she shall apply through the official channels, and pay the stipulated fees for the selected course unit(s) as well as other specified charges.  At the end of the semester or academic year the student shall receive an official University transcript certifying his/her performance in the course unit(s) concerned.

Registration for course units by continuing students shall take place before the end of the preceding semester. Where these regulations are silent on any aspect of University admission, existing University of Nairobi regulations shall apply.

TUITION                                         21,000.00  
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                            1,000.00  
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                            6,500.00  
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                            7,000.00  
CAUTION - (ONCE)                                            5,000.00  
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                             5,000.00  
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                            2,000.00  
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                            2,250.00  
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                            1,000.00  
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                            1,000.00  
THESIS EXAMINATION                                         30,000.00  
     Semester totals 
Sem1  2 units                          73,750.00
   3 units                          95,750.00
   4 units                        117,750.00
     Semester totals 
Sem2 ,3,5 or 6  1 unit                          24,250.00
   2 units                          46,250.00
   3 units                          68,250.00
   4 units                          90,250.00
     Semester totals 
Sem4, 7, or 10  1 unit                          46,750.00
   2 units                          68,750.00
   3 units                          90,750.00
   4 units                        112,750.00
Project =4units    
Project in sems 4 or 7                         142,750.00
Other sems                         120,250.00
     
SUMMARY OF TOTAL FEES    
Sem1  4 units                        117,750.00
Sem2  4 units                          90,250.00
Sem3  4 units                          90,250.00
Sem4  PROJECT                        142,750.00
Totals            441,000.00