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The department is designed to give comprehensive training in all phases of textile, design, and merchandising. The programme is expected to produce textile science specialists, designers and merchandisers that will have the breadth of knowledge to achieve success in the specialized area.

The objectives for the programmes will be to:-

a) Expand knowledge in the textile science and textile conservation.

b) Promote and enhance innovation and creativity of textile and apparel design.

c) Encourage students to develop appropriate skills in merchandising of textiles and textile products.

d) Provide extensive and broader study in textile and designing of various apparel items and the textiles industry.

e) Expand knowledge in detergents, detergents agents and other cleaning materials.

f) Enhance an intellectual environment where meaningful research and academic growth is fostered.

B.Sc or B.A. with first class or upper class honours in Textiles, or related area from any accredited institution of higher learning that has the equivalence of Maseno University.

The duration for the M.Sc and M.A programmes shall normally be two academic years of four semesters of full/part-time attendance and shall not exceed a period of four academic years from the time of first registration.


a) The M.Sc and M.A. programme in Textiles Design and Fashion Merchandising shall normally consist of course work, examination and theses, normally covering two years distributed over four semesters of full/part-time attendance provided that attendance shall not exceed a period of four academic years from the date of registration.

b) The courses are offered in units. A course unit is defined as a one-hour lecture and a two-hour tutorial or a three-hour practical session per week per semester.

c) The Master’s Programme shall consist of a minimum of forty five (45) Units, and a maximum of fifty eight (58) units of coursework, examinations and thesis, distributed over four semesters.

d) The courses will be offered as follows:

First Semester: Course work: 4 units minimum 6 units max.

Second Semester: Course work: 4 units minimum 6 units max.

Research Proposal 1 unit

Third Semester: Research 3 units

Fourth Semester: Research/Thesis submission 3 units

a) The Maseno University, Postgraduate examination rules and regulations shall apply.

b) Examinations shall be held at the end of the semester in which the courses are offered except for thesis work.

c) Each taught course shall be assessed by one-three hour written examination constituting 60% and continuous assessment tests constituting 40% of the total marks.

d) A student must pass examinations in all courses offered. The pass mark shall be 50%.

e) Independent Study shall be graded as: Pass or Fail.

f) Maseno University Masters Degree grading system shall apply.