Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Governance and Management - University of Nairobi | Educartis

3 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This three-year Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Governance and Management) has been designed to produce transformative leaders and change agents with the multidisciplinary practical knowledge on resource economy, policy, legal pluralism, and community mobilisation skills. Taken on-campus at the University of Nairobi, this programme designs experiences which allow students to interact with real life situations - including working in communities - and require them to give well thought out input into them. Reflection arising from such experiences will result in the depth that characterises true agents of change. 

Do you want to help build a clean, pleasant, and beautiful environment in Kenya, and help install a sense of community, belonging, well-being, and security for all citizens? This PhD in Environmental Governance and Management will give you the key tools, skills, and knowledge, you require to play crucial role in the government and policies to help create a greener, more efficient, and sustainable country, while ensuring our development and economic growth. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Develop the skills to offer transformative leadership in environment and peace at all levels of society. 
  • Conduct high quality research in their field of study. 
  • Empower communities to play a part in integrated and sustainable environmental management. 
  • Balance public and private interests for mitigation of natural resource-based conflicts.

Certification obtained

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Governance and Management)

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will enhance students' skills in careers such as: 

  • Environmental Programs Officer 
  • Post-Secondary Professor 
  • Researcher 
  • Environmental Specialist 


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this Doctor of Philosophy Degree, students must have: 

  • A relevant Master's Degree from the University of Nairobi, or an equivalent qualification from institutions recognised by the Senate. 
  • A research proposal to show that they're capable of carrying out original research. 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out an online application form 
  • Provide copies of all relevant academic certificates 
  • Submit a copy of their National ID/Passport
  • Pay the relevant application fee 
Track Your Application 
The Online application system provides a mechanism for applicants to track the progress of admission process at any given time, and also download the admission letter and joining instructions.

Payment options

Students can pay their fees using the following methods: 

  • Bank Transfer
  • Bank Deposit 
  • Mpesa 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the University of Nairobi over the duration of a minimum of 3 years. It can be taken as a full-time or part-time option. 

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