Social policy is one of the academic social sciences and is based on a distinct empirical focus, i.e., support for the wellbeing of citizens provided through social action. In its academic and operational thrust, social policy draws from the methods and materials used by other social sciences in order to ensure the promotion of human welfare and happiness. It is informed by local, national and international desire to produce specialists that can address local as well as global issues that relate to social development, governance and especially, poverty eradication in developing countries.
The programme is founded on the philosophy of the globe as a social and multicultural community. It aims at developing critical thinking and analytical skills offering courses that will lead to careers in research, consultancy, and various aspects of social development. The programme will also provide opportunity to develop skills in research, analysis and interpretation of data information that will address development needs of the 21st Century. The programme will attract students and practicing professionals interested or involved in all aspects of social policy and development at local, national, regional and global levels. It will be of particular interest to people with an interest in poverty and inequality, ignorance, illiteracy and unemployment, communal and familiar problems and disease in Africa and other developing country contexts. The programme will train personnel that will play key roles in Governmrnts, especially those that are in the process of democratization through devolution, decentralization and democratization such as Kenya
- First Class Honours or Second Class Honours Upper Division degree recognised by the University Senate or Second Class, Lower Division degree with at least 2 years relevant work experience
- The minimum number of modules required to graduate with a Masters degree will vary between 14-18 modules. Further information can be obtained from the Dean
- Online Orientation to eLearning is a prerequisite taken for one week when enrolled for the first time
MODE OF STUDY:
- Online tuition, online CATs, sit-in end of semester examinations, Project.
- JAN, MAY, SEPT
For further enquiries on the programme, please contact Programmes Coordinator, School of Arts and Social Sciences