Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management


The Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management does not have areas of specialization. The Programme, however, covers all the critical project planning and management areas including project monitoring and evaluation, project design, planning and implementation, project financing, project management information system, statistical methods, research methods, among others. Entry requirements for the Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management programme include: earned Bachelors’ degree in any area with at least a 2nd Class Honours Upper Division from the University of Nairobi or from any other accredited and recognized university, and or a lower 2nd Class Honours with two years working experience. The Master Programme is offered on Saturdays and Sundays at Kisumu Campus and also through Distance and e-Learning modes. The minimum duration of the Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management is 18 months. Admissions into the Master’s Programme is done thrice a year in January, May and September.

M.A. (Project Planning and Management)


The program will be offered in two modes; face to face and Open, Distance and e-Learning.


4.1.1    The course shall run for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters of fifteen weeks each.

4.1.2    The course shall consist of fifteen (15) taught course units, and a research project, which shall constitute four (4) units. A student will have taken nineteen (19) units in total.

      1. The course shall consist of course work, examination and a project

4.1.4     The course shall consist of twelve (12) core units and three (3) electives

4.1.5    The student shall be required to take a minimum of two (2) course units and a maximum of five (5) course units in a semester

4.1.6     Each course unit shall be taught for forty five hours (45) consisting of lectures and        


4.1.7   The project shall be equivalent to four course units, and shall be undertaken during the last semester.



This delivery mode will use various media, including print, electronic and independent study.

4.2.1    The main medium of instruction shall be well-designed printed self instructional study modules. With the inclusion of interactive devices and self-tests, these modules will provide students with great learning opportunities.

4.2.2    The modules will be supported by technology mediated learning materials   which include audio compact discs, e-learning materials and online learning.

4.2.3    There will be limited face-to- face sessions conducted on-campus or other identified study centers in the regions.  These sessions will be used by lecturers to introduce and provide overviews of the courses at the beginning of the semesters and at mid-semester, to provide clarifications on issues raised by the learners. The end of semester sessions will be used for revisions before examinations.

4.2.4      Students will be supported through the University of Nairobi regional study centers where access to information through computers will be provided.

4.2.5    After registration, students will be given orientation on distance learning.  Specifically, orientation in studying at a distance will provide students with study skills, reading skills, time management techniques, handling of assignments and   general guidance and counseling.

M.A. (Project Planning and Management)

      1. A holder of Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least an Upper Division, Second Class Honours, of the University of Nairobi, or an equivalent qualification from other institutions recognized by Senate.
      2. A holder of Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least a Lower
      3. Division, Second Class Honors with 2 years relevant working experience.
      4.  A holder of Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least a Pass with a Post-Graduate Diploma or with    three    years relevant working experience.

M.A. (Project Planning and Management)

The objectives of the programme shall be to: -

  1. Train highly skilled human resource capacity to plan and manage development projects.
  2. Enable learners to acquire analytical tools, principles and concepts of project identification, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  3. Enhance skills and knowledge, competencies and ability of learners to analyze situations within the project from an academic and practical perspective.
  4. Develop awareness of the changing local and international project management environment
  5. Create the foundation for project management professionals to pursue further studies and research in the field.
TUITION                  32,000        
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                    1,000        
TOTALS                  33,000        
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                    6,500        
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                    5,000        
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                    2,000        
CAUTION - (ONCE)                    5,000        
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                    7,000        
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                    2,250        
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                    1,000        
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                    1,000        
TOTAL                  29,750        
   SEM 1 - 5units   SEM 2- 5units   SEM 3 - 4units   SEM 4 - projects   TOTALS 
TUITION               160,000             160,000            128,000                128,000           576,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                    5,000                 5,000                 4,000                            -               14,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                    5,000                        -                   5,000                            -               10,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                    6,500                        -                   6,500                            -               13,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                    7,000                        -                   7,000                            -               14,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                    2,250                 2,250                 2,250                     2,250                9,000
CAUTION - (ONCE)                    5,000                        -                          -                              -                  5,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                    1,000                        -                   1,000                            -                  2,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                    2,000                        -                   2,000                            -                  4,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                    1,000                        -                   1,000                            -                  2,000
THESIS EXAMINATION                           -                         30,000             30,000
Totals               194,750             167,250            156,750                160,250           679,000
Grand totals           679,000