DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN HISTORY
This program is designed to enable students to specialize in diverse areas of history. It covers a number of important themes that relate to the history of Kenya, Africa and other parts of the world. Also included are specific courses on the philosophy and theory of history and research methodology.
Objectives of the Programme
The programme aims at achieving the following objectives:
i) To produce graduates with the highest level of expertise in their areas of specialization within the discipline of history.
ii) To equip students with research skills and an analytical mind that will enable them to advance the frontiers of knowledge.
iii) To enhance students’ ability to disseminate knowledge through teaching research and publications.
iv) T o enhance students’ appreciation of the role of culture in society.
v) To inculcate in students a tradition of continuous scholarship.
The Programme is expected:
i) To produce quality historians endowed with a wide variety of historical knowledge.
ii) To produce professional historians acquainted with the highest research and analytical skills for the advancement of society.
iii) To produce professional historians able to disseminate knowledge in a global context.
iv) To produce professional historians committed to continuous research and scholarship.
To qualify for admission into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme, applicants shall be holders of a Master of Arts degree in History from Moi University or from institutions of higher learning recognized by Moi University Senate. Teaching Methodologies /Instructional Strategies Lectures, Class Presentations, Seminars, Field Research,Archival Research, Supervision and e-learning platform
The mode of assessing the students will be 60 per cent in Semester Examinations and 40 per cent in Continuous Assessment. At the end of the coursework, PhD students will have to write a Thesis which will be examined including oral defense examination.
Programme Duration and Review
The programme lasts for two academic years of two semesters each and is subject to review every 3-4 years in accordance with the Moi University Senate regulations.
Duration of the Programme and Period
This program will be offered in a period of 3 academic years consisting of 2 semesters each.
Assessment and Examination Requirements
The PhD programme in History shall normally consist of a total of 60 units and a maximum of 81 units of graded seminar papers, end of semester examination, research, thesis writing and defense.
Candidates will be required to make a presentation of their:
- Research Proposal defended successfully in Departmental Seminar and awarded a mark
- A Research Paper presented in a Departmental seminar in a student’s area of specialization
- Field and Archival data collection and analysis.
- Thesis writing and successful oral defiance of Thesis Monitoring and Evaluation
Besides evaluation by coursework, seminar presentations, assignments and end of semester examinations other monitoring mechanisms shall include:
ii. Students’ progress reports
iii. Students’ evaluation of course efficacy at the end of each semester.
Continuous Assessment Tests will constitute 40% of the total mark.
The exception will be those units assessed exclusively by seminar presentations. These will be examined out of 100%
in accordance with university regulations.
The Structure of the Programme
The Doctor of Philosophy in History shall normally consist of coursework, examinations and Thesis. The minimum units
of coursework shall be 21 units, which will be made up of atleast 12 units of level 900 courses.
|HIS 910||History and Theory||3(Core)|
|HIS 911||Problems in African History||3(Core)|
|HIS 912||Special Topics 3 (Core)|
|HIS 913||Economic Integration in Africa||3(Elective)|
|HIS 914||The Slave Trade in African History||3(Elective)|
|HIS 915||Women in History||3(Elective)|
|HIS 916||Political Economy in Historical Perspective||3(Core)|
|HIS 917||Research Proposal||I6(Required)|
|HIS 920||Kenya’s Historiography||3(Core)|
|HIS 921||Seminar in Kenya’s History||3(Core)|
|*Students to take one elective|
|HIS 922||Comparative studies in Imperialism and Nationalism in Africa and Asia||3|
|HIS 923||Aspects of Latin American History since the15 Century||3|
|HIS 924||History of World Economic Systems||3|
|HIS 925||Human Rights in World History since 1914||3|
|HIS 926||Conflict and Conflict Transformation||3|
|HIS 927||Africa’s Relations with Russia and Eastern Europe since 1945||3|
|HIS 929||Research Proposal II||3(Required)|