Master in Economics (Cooperation and Human Development)

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Kenyatta University, School of Economics in partnership with University of Pavia, Italy and Cooperation and Development Network (CDN)


1. Preamble
The Master in Economics Programme is designed to provide professional training to individuals seeking to deepen their understanding on Cooperation and Development. The programme’s core curriculum integrates substantive knowledge spanning the disciplines of: Economics, Human Development, Project Design and Management. Field Training and Internships form an integral part of the programme. These are undertaken in Non-Governmental Organisations; International Organizations; Governmental Institutions; and Local Authorities. The programme also includes Project/Thesis which is meant to build the capacities of students to undertake research

Delivery of the courses integrates presentations, seminars and conferences organized together with the partners. All the programme activities are open to interaction and dialogue. The programme has its own specificity in trying to meet the needs of local geographical and socio-political contexts, tackling and deepening understanding on the main issues of concern in the field of cooperation and development.

The target groups include but not limited to: government officials interested in expanding their knowledge in the specified areas; Individuals interested in jobs in areas of development with International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), Local Governments and workers in other Organizations wishing to refresh and deepen their knowledge.

2. Rationale
The programme is rooted in development economics and human development disciplines. It provides students with knowledge on a wide range of economic, social and cultural dimensions of development processes throughout the world. The multi-disciplinary nature of the programme exposes learners to the complex nature of sustainable human development. Field training provides learners with a practical experience on development policies and practices. The strong collaboration between Kenyatta University and University of Pavia in partnership with local NGOs and International Development Organizations gives the programme a complete and cross-disciplinary training of effective professionals much needed to drive sustainable development programmes in developing societies.

3. Vision
To be a dynamic programme that provides state of the art training and research in Cooperation and Development

4. Mission
To produce well-grounded and competent professionals in Cooperation and Development

5. Objective

To equip learners with knowledge and skills for measurement and analysis of economic phenomena including human development, project design and management, resource mobilisation and cooperation for development in a dynamic world.
6.Entry Requirements
i. A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Economics and Statistics or Economics and Finance, or a relevant Social Science from a recognised University

OR
A holder of a Lower Second Class degree in the stated disciplines from a recognized university with two (2) years relevant work experience.

OR
A holder of at least Lower Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in any other discipline, with relevant work experience, with no economics and statistics background, after successful completion of Bridging Course for the Programme.

ii. In addition to the basic requirements the following present an added advantage:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English (for not English mother-tongue students)
  • Standard computer literacy (knowledge of basic Microsoft Office package)
  • Working or volunteering experience in cooperation and development field


iii. Students will be selected through a process based on:

  • Analysis and evaluation of Transcript and Curriculum Vitae
  • Frontal interview by an Evaluation Committee

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