MASTERS OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY
This programme is intended to produce specialists in the field of Sociology by advancing knowledge of the candidate’s 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 Master of Arts degree programme in Sociology is designed to produce highly trained and well-equipped sociologists who can tackle the contemporary social problems facing the society. It prepares candidates who will be able to address adequately current sociological and development issues using both qualitative and quantitative research techniques as well as meeting their personal and professional needs in innovative, challenging and creative ways.
- To produce specialists in the field of Sociology and deepen the candidate’s interest in the discipline by advancing his/ her knowledge in a specialized field of social enquiry.
- To provide trained manpower required in teaching, research, extension, consultancy services and national development.
The common regulations for the Master’s degree in all faculties and schools of Moi University shall apply.
The candidates for the Master of Arts Degree Programme in Sociology must have Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology or related discipline with at least a Second Class honours, upper division from Moi University or a recognized university or institution of higher learning.
Course Structure and Duration
The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Sociology consists of coursework, examination and thesis and shall normally extend
over a period of two years distributed into four semesters of full time attendance. The Master of Arts Degree Programme consists of a minimum of 31 units of coursework distributed as follows:
i) Two core, one School based course, one elective course and a Research Seminar in the First Semester.
ii) Two core, two elective courses and Research Proposal in the Second Semester.
iii) At least one elective course in the Fourth Semester.
In the second year of study, candidates will be required to carry out field research and write a thesis. In addition, they
will take at least one elective course as stated in 2 (iii) above.
This will be followed by an oral examination upon submission of the M.A. thesis. The thesis will earn a candidate 6 units.
The topic of the thesis shall be chosen from any area of the candidates preferred specialization in consultation with the
supervisor/advisor with the approval of the department upon presentation.
|Sociology Option (Core Courses)|
|SAS 801||General Research Methods||3|
|SOC 810||Advanced Sociological Theory||3|
|SOC 811||Sociology of Globalization||3|
|SOC 896||Research Seminar||2|
|Elective Courses (Sociology Option)|
|SOC 812||Population Studies and Demography||3|
|SOC 813||Environmental Sociology||3|
|SOC 814||Theoretical Criminology||3|
|SOC 815||Political Sociology||3|
|Elective Courses (Community Development and Rural Sociology Option)|
|SOC 816||Participatory Development & Community Action||3|
|SOC 817||Sociology of Planning and Development||3|
|SOC 818||Sociology of Economic Development||3|
|Criminology Option (Required Courses)|
|SOC 814||Theoretical Criminology (Required)||3|
|SOC 819||Sociology of Deviant Behaviour||3|
|SOC 820||Criminal Justice||3|
|SOC 821||Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice||3|