Overview

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of this programme is anchored on learner’s preparation to participate in environmental solutions through the development and design of environmental policies that address social, economic and environmental challenges.

RATIONALE

Environmental degradation is one of the biggest challenges in the 21st century. In response, individuals, civil societies, corporate organisations, academia and governments around the world have been pursuing environmental sustainability as a policy goal. This has been supported by an array of new policies ranging from international agreements, national strategies, environmental laws and local plans. These have culminated with the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

Despite these efforts, decades of scientific monitoring indicate that the world is no closer to environmental sustainability. There is therefore an increased need for innovation in the design and implementation of environmental policies. However, there is insufficient expertise to meet these needs, especially in the African continent. This programme is therefore expected to innovatively enhance multidisciplinary grounding to generate knowledge to support practice in environmental policy while deepening research capacity and competencies in the discipline. 

The curriculum was arrived at during consultative meetings where CASELAP with various stakeholders from both the public and private sector, held meetings and seminars, to identify training gaps and industry opportunities. 

The goal of this Programme is to provide the learner with advanced and multidisciplinary skills and attitudes to enhance research and scholarship in environmental policy practice.

The objectives of this program are:

  • To evelop exemplary scholarship, research competencies and analytical skills in environmental policy;
  • To provide advanced training that will build and strengthen individual capacity to undertake advanced research on environmental policy issues and design appropriate intervention strategies;
  • To impart advanced knowledge and skills to mainstream environmental considerations into development policies, programmes and plans to promote sustainable development;
  • To prepare a student to undertake advanced research and submit a PhD thesis; and
  • To  prepare a student to teach in institutions of higher learning and conduct research in research institutions and in the private sector

The Goal of the Programme

The goal of this Programme is to provide the learner with advanced and multidisciplinary skills and attitudes to enhance research and scholarship in environmental policy practice.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the programme, the learner should be able to:

  1. Develop advanced research competencies and analytical skills in environmental policy.
  2. Undertake advanced research in environmental policy.
  3. Synthesize existing knowledge in the design, formulation and implementation of environmental policies.
  4. Design innovative policies and strategies to address environmental challenges.
  5. Generate new knowledge in environmental policy to promote sustainable development.

Demonstrate high-level expertise in environmental policy 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.

The Programme shall take not less than six (6) semesters and a maximum of fourteen (14) semesters.

The student shall be required to register for, undertake and be examined in six taught course units, all of which shall be core units on offer during the first and second semester.

 

The common regulations governing admission into taught PhD programmes in all Institutes, Faculties, Schools and

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.

 

 

  • Environmental policy analyst. 
  • Ocean and coastal resource manager
  • Conservation scientist.
  • Environmental engineer
  • Sustainability consultant
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY(Z81)        
Ph.D In Environmental Policy-Z81-6 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