Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology)

Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology)

This programme is intended to produce specialists in the field of Sociology by advancing knowledge of the candidate‚Äôs interest in the discipline in a specialized field of social enquiry. The program is expected to provide trained manpower required in teaching, research, extension, consultancy and national development.  The Doctor of Philosophy degree programme in Sociology is designed to produce highly trained and well-equipped sociologists who can tackle modern and post-modern sociological challenges and problems facing society.

Registration for Doctor of Philosophy Programme
The Doctor of Philosophy program shall normally consist of coursework, examination and thesis.  The minimum units of coursework shall be 28 units, which will be made up of at least 10 units of level 9 courses and the rest must come from level 8 courses.  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.

Programme Structure
With the exception of candidates admitted under 3 (b) above, the first year of study will be devoted to coursework and proposal writing as follows:-

Year 1
Semester I:  At least 9 units of coursework and a maximum of 6 units of research proposal writing.
Semester I: At least 12 units of coursework and a minimum of 3 units of research proposal writing and presentation.
Year 2
At least 15 units of fieldwork and thesis writing
Year 3
At least 15 units of fieldwork and thesis writing
The research proposal shall be presented at the School (SASS) staff seminar series before being presented to the School (SASS) Board of Graduate Studies in accordance with the Common Regulations governing the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Moi University.
An applicant can be granted exemption for all or part of the coursework requirements based on qualification, research and university teaching experience decided on individual merit. The applicant so exempted is still free to audit courses at any level.

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