Overview

COURSE DURATION – Three (3) years

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of the programme is to infuse a multidisciplinary outlook and research-oriented approach to the design of legal rules necessary for solving environmental challenges facing the globe.

RATIONALE

As a result of increasing environmental challenges facing the world, there is an increased need for innovative and well-designed responses. An array of tools has been developed at national, regional, and global levels to address these challenges and meet the goals of environmental sustainability as encapsulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of 2015. However, the design of appropriate regulatory tools is complex largely due to the technicalities of the environmental field, and the fact that new and more advanced developments take place frequently requiring continued adaptation and innovation of strategies.

This calls for scholars and practitioners with multidisciplinary grounding and deep research capacity and competencies to generate knowledge that will support theory and practice in environmental law. However, there is currently insufficient expertise to meet this need, especially in the African continent. The PhD in Environmental Law is intended to fill a training gap in the region. It responds to the situation outlined in the philosophy of this course by providing students with an opportunity to address the environmental challenges facing the globe through a multidisciplinary and research-oriented approach. The programme has a bearing on development, economics, politics, ecology, and policy among others, and is structured to engage with other departments of the University of Nairobi. The course is designed to train to high international standards, to equip students to practice in the global market.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this Programme, the learner should be able to:

  1. Develop advanced research competencies and analytical skills in environmental law.
  2. Undertake advanced research in environmental law.
  3. Synthesize existing knowledge in environmental law.
  4. Design innovative laws and strategies to address environmental challenges.
  5. Generate new knowledge in environmental law to promote sustainable development.
  6. Appraise the contemporary discourses in environmental law and sustainable development.

MODE OF DELIVERY

Face to Face Mode

Lectures, lecture discussions, class presentations, seminars, tutorials, case studies, fieldwork, role plays, simulations, students–teacher consultation, supervised independent studies, group projects, guest speakers.

Open, Distance Learning and e-learning Mode

Application of written self-instruction study modules, mediated technical learning materials, for example, audiovisual, video conferencing and e-learning platforms and online learning that utilizes video-conferencing, e-learning portals and other technological innovations

Blended Mode

Application of a combination of both face-to-face and online delivery of courses, integrating both formal and informal modes of delivery.

 

 

At the end of this Programme, the learner should be able to:

  1. Develop advanced research competencies and analytical skills in environmental law.
  2. Undertake advanced research in environmental law.
  3. Synthesize existing knowledge in environmental law.
  4. Design innovative laws and strategies to address environmental challenges.
  5. Generate new knowledge in environmental law to promote sustainable development.
  6. Appraise the contemporary discourses in environmental law and sustainable development.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Admission Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission:

  1. A holder of a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Policy, Environmental Law or Environmental Diplomacy from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the Senate.
  2. A holder of a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Law, Humanities, Natural or Social Sciences or their equivalent from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the Senate.
  3. A holder of a doctoral degree in the above fields from any institution recognized by the Senate.
  4. Other qualifications that are acceptable to the Senate as equivalent to a Master’s degree in relevant fields.

Credit Transfer and Exemptions

No student shall be exempted from the courses set out in this programme or seek credit transfers even if they had undertaken a similar course previously in another institution.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW(Z82)        
Ph.D In Environmental Law-Z82-6 units + Thesis        
TUITION 48,000      
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 1,000      
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500      
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000      
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000      
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)  5,000      
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000      
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250      
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000      
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000      
THESIS EXAMINATION 50,000      
         
  Year 1-semester 1 Year 1-semester 2 Year 2 Year 3
  3 units 3 units Thesis Thesis
TUITION 144,000 144,000 288,000 288,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 3,000 3,000 0 0
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 0 6,500 6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000 7,000
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000 0 0 0
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 5,000 0 5,000 5,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000 0 2,000 2,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 4,500 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000 1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000 1,000
THESIS EXAMINATION 0 0 0 50,000
Totals 176,750 149,250 315,000 365,000
         
Grand totals       1,006,000