DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN ANTHROPOLOGY
The Doctor of philosophy programme in Anthropology is aimed at developing and consolidating the highest level of
scholarship, creative thinking and writing, research capability and leadership in one’s area of interest and specialization.
The objectives of the Doctor of philosophy programme in Anthropology are:
- To equip students with the highest levels of knowledge, skills and personality to teach anthropology.
- To train students to acquire analytical skills to carry out scientific research and consultancy
- To produce high level manpower for institutional management and leadership.
- To assist students to acquire the highest levels of expertise in their area of specialization within the discipline.
To qualify for admission into the Doctor of philosophy programme, applicants shall be holders of a Master of philosophy degree in Anthropology or a related discipline from Moi University or its equivalent from a recognized university.
Structure of the Programme
The Doctor of philosophy program shall normally consist of coursework, examination and thesis. The minimum units of
coursework shall be 21 units. All coursework shall be done in the first year of study for both full-time and part-time students.
The rest of the time shall be devoted to proposal writing, research, data analysis and thesis writing. The following is
the distribution of the work.
Course Code Course Title
ANT 910 Advanced Theory in Anthropology
ANT 911 History and Development of Anthropological Thought
ANT 912 Methods of Social Science Research and Statistics
ANT 913 Anthropology in Africa
ANT 914 Cognitive Anthropology
ANT 915 Political Anthropology
ANT 812 Population, Culture and Development
ANT 814 Ethics in Anthropological Research and Practice
ANT 919 Thesis Research Concept