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MASTER OFARTS PROGRAMME IN KISWAHILI

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INTRODUCTION

The programme aims at training professionals proficient in Kiswahili language, linguistics and literature. It is designed to ensure that students are well trained to face professional challenges in Kiswahili language, linguistics and literature. Special attention is given to application of specific linguistic and literary skills in Kiswahili language. The programme enables the student to identify and establish the role of Kiswahili both as a national and international language.

OBJECTIVE

The programme aims at:

a) Training skilled professional in Kiswahili studies.

b) Producing scholars who can comprehend and make positive contribution towards national and international development.

c) Training professionals to undertake advanced research and offer instruction at higher academic institutions.

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

a) Candidates must satisfy University and Faculty entry requirements for admission to Masters Degree Programme.

b) Candidates must be holders of al least an upper second class honours degree in Kiswahili of Maseno University or from any other recognized University.

c) Holders of lower second class degree with proven record of relevant research and publications may be considered.

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

The medium of instruction and examination shall be Kiswahili.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

Maseno University Rules and Regulations for Postgraduate studies shall apply.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme shall be by coursework, examination and thesis. The first year of study shall involve coursework, examination, writing and presentation of research proposal. During the third and fourth semester they will be involved in research and writing of thesis. The theses must be submitted to the department before the end of the second semester of second year. Courses are offered in units. Each unit constitutes one lecture hour. Students must take a minimum forty and maximum fifty-eight units of coursework, examination and thesis. There will be core and elective courses.