Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy


One of the main functions of the Department of Philosophy Religion and Theology is to provide a comprehensive and in depth knowledge of the complex philosophical foundations in existence. To meet this aim, the department has introduced a Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy in addition to the already existing undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. programmes.The Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy is intended to provide opportunity for those who may have first degrees in any discipline and who would like to broaden their knowledge of philosophy and its role in society. The Postgraduate Diploma covers a wide range of courses drawn from various philosophical traditions and pertinent issues in the contemporary time.


To equip candidates with philosophical knowledge to cope with interpersonal situations and challenges within the context of diverse cultural and philosophical worldviews.To provide further knowledge in philosophy to candidates from all sphere of life.To offer opportunity for higher degree studies in philosophy.Eligibility and RequirementsHolders of a degree of Moi University or any other recognized university or,

• Holders of qualification considered by the Senate to be equivalent to a university degree.

• Holders of degrees from any discipline who do not meet the above requirements may be considered under “Exemptions” as stipulated in Rules and Regulations of Graduate Studies in Moi University

Programme Duration

The duration of the programme will be a minimum of nine months.

Course Structure

The PGD in Philosophy shall consist of course work, seminar, project and Examination. It will consist of a minimum of 32 units and maximum of 36 units spread over two consecutive semesters.

Semester 1

Core Courses

Code      Title                                             Units

PHL 710  Ethics                                                       3

PHL 711  Metaphysics                                            3

PHL 712  History of Philosophy                             3

PHL 797  Research Methodology                           2

Electives (Candidates will choose any TWO courses from these)

PHL 713  Aesthetics                                                 3

PHL 714  Feminist Philosophy                                 3

PHL 715  Philosophy of Law                                     3

PHL 716  Social and Political Philosophy in Africa  3

Semester 2

Core Courses

PHL 720  Epistemology                                            3

PHL 721  Logic                                                          3

PHL 722  African Philosophy                                    3

PHL 799  Research Project                                       6

Electives (Choose one course from these)

PHL 723  Contemporary Moral Issues                    3

PHL 724  Philosophical Psychology                        3

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