Doctor of Philosophy In Planning (PhD)

Overview

The programme aims to prepare students for senior positions in the field of development studies both as researchers and policy analysts with the primary aim of making the development process meaningful, interactive and sustainable.  The students will be expected to participate in seminars and conducts in-depth research on a development topic falling within the research priorities of the department.

The PhD Programme in Planning at the University of Nairobi shall be conducted by research and thesis.

The following shall be eligible to apply for registration for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Planning:

  1. A holder of Master's degree in Development Studies or any other social science discipline for the University of Nairobi;
  2. A holder of a Master's degree in any other discipline from the University of Nairobi, who provides evidence of social science base study, research or publications;
  3. A holder of Master's degree or equivalent academic qualifications from other institutions recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate as of comparable status.

The programme aims to prepare students for senior positions in the field of development studies both as researchers and policy analysts with the primary aim of making the development process meaningful, interactive and sustainable.  

Graduates of Urban and Regional Planning can find employment in NGO's, County Governments, Central Governments UN Bodies- UNCRD, UNEP, UN-Habitat, Parastatals – Nairobi County Council (NCC), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA), ENNDA, Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning Departments, National Lands Commission (NLC), Regional Development Authority and Water and Sewerage Companies under the Water Act.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PLANNING (B803),  YEAR 1   YEAR 2   YEAR 3    TOTALS 
TUITION            480,000             480,000         480,000            1,440,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                7,000                 7,000             7,000                 21,000
THESIS EXAMINATION                     -                        -             50,000                 50,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                4,500                 4,500             4,500                 13,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                1,000                 1,000             1,000                   3,000
CAUTION - (ONCE)                5,000                      -                     -                     5,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                6,500                 6,500             6,500                 19,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                2,000                 2,000             2,000                   6,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                5,000                 5,000             5,000                 15,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                1,000                 1,000             1,000                   3,000
Grand TOTAL            512,000             507,000         557,000            1,576,000
Exam Regulations

The Common Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in all Faculties shall apply to the Doctor of Philosophy in Planning