Master of Information Science - Kenya Methodist University | Educartis
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2 years
Blended Learning


Course Overview

This two year Master's degree is designed to equip graduates with the advanced professional skills and theoretical understanding essential to modern information-science delivery. Taken either on-campus at the Kenya Methodist University, or as a distance learning option, the programme will allow students to develop the in-depth knowledge required in a profession revitalised by the digital transition of recent years, and equips them with the high-level skills in the organisation, management, and retrieval of information using modern IT tools. 

Information plays a vital role in just about everything we do, and as a result, Information Science professionals are involved in almost every field imaginable. If you want to be a professional in high demand, who can work in various fields such as business, education, music, mass media, and health, as well as have a job that is well-paid and challenging, then this Masters course will provide you with the knowledge and practical experience you need to gain a competitive edge in this industry. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

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

  • Gain the appropriate practical and specialised skills, attitudes, and values required for personal growth and advancement in this field. 
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to facilitate IT design and development in the workplace to enhance productivity and efficiency. 
  • Practice professional engagement through leadership, service work, lifelong learning and community involvement.
  • Work effectively within a diverse team, as well as individually. 
Certification obtained

Master of Information Science

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will prepare students for careers such as: 

  • Information Systems Auditor 
  • Cyber Security Analyst.
  • Application Developer
  • Data Scientist



On Campus, 5 years, Flexible


On Campus, 6 months, Flexible


On Campus, 2 years, Flexible


On Campus, 2 years, October 2019


On Campus, 3 years, October 2019

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

For admission into the programme, a candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:  

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors degree with Upper Second Class in a relevant discipline from a recognised university. 
  • Be a holder of Bachelor's degree with a Lower Second Class in a relevant discipline from a recognised university and two (2) years relevant working experience at management level. 
Note: Possession of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee automatic admission to the Master Degree. 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Download and fill in an application form 
  • Submit a non-refundable fee of 2,000 KES 
  • Provide 4 passport-sized photographs 
  • Attach a copy of their National ID/Passport and relevant academic/professional certificates  

Payment options

All payments must be made through bank deposits or bankers cheques, using the following information: 

Consolidated Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10071200000122
Equity Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 0140290923812
Cooperative Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 01129020131200 
Barclays Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 030131055757
Commercial Bank of Kenya 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 1113539364
National Bank 
  • Branch: Mombasa 
  • Bank Account Number: 01021009876700
Family Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 063000022033
Chase Bank 
  • Branch: Riverside 
  • Bank Account Number: 0082071993001
Standard Chartered Bank

  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10102863422800
UBA Bank
  • Branch: Westlands 
  • Bank Account Number: 55010160006068

Detailed course information

This course can be taken either on-campus at the Kenya Methodist University or as a distance learning programme (part time) over the period of two years. In order to graduate, students must complete a thesis.

The curriculum is as follows:

Year 1
Trimester 1 
  • Fundamentals of Information Science and Knowledge Management
  • General Education Core Courses
  • Entrepreneurship 
Trimester 2 
  • Research Methodology
  • Web Design
Year 2
Trimester 1 
  • Information Communication Theory
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information and Development 
  • User Studies 
  • Information, Law and Policy 
Trimester 2 (Specialisation) 
  • Specialisation I 
  • Specialisation II
  • Specialisation III 
  • Specialisation IV
  • Specialisation V
  • Specialisation VI
  • Specialisation VII 
  • Electives 
Areas of Specialisation 
  • Library and Information Science 
  • Information Communication Technology 
  • Records Management 
Electives (Professional Development Courses) 
  • Disaster Management
  • Project Management 
  • Leadership and Development 
  • Strategic Management 
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Where and When


Kenya Methodist University

off Meru-Maua Road, Meru, Kenya


Kenya Methodist University

off Meru-Maua Road, Meru, Kenya

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