MA Religious Studies - Kenya Methodist University | Educartis
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2 years
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Course Overview

This two year Master of Arts in Religious Studies aims to give students an in-depth understanding of the complex nature and function of religion within the lives of individuals, communities, societies, and cultures. Under the guidance of passionate and experienced lectures, students will have the opportunity to gain conceptual analysis skills, research capabilities, and a broad appreciation of religious beliefs so that they are well prepared for career opportunities in areas such as civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. 

A Master of Arts in Religious Studies will prepare you to work in Kenya's multicultural society and participate meaningfully in the global economy. In addition, knowledge about diverse religious traditions and their historical roots, and an increased awareness of different cultural values, provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers and community engagement. If this sounds like an interesting path to you, then this on-campus course will help you make connections between faith and modern intellectual developments and reflect on your own professional practice to enhance your confidence and employability. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

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

  • Demonstrate critical reading and interpretations of religious texts and representations.
  • Develop an informed concern about contemporary societal issues. 
  • Develop an appreciation for diverse cultures. 
  • Improve their reading, writing, and communication skills. 
  • Enhance their research skills to make a significant contribution to the field. 
Certification obtained

Master of Arts Religious Studies

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will prepare students for careers such as: 

  • Counselor 
  • Education Manager
  • Pastor 
  • Mental Health Aide 

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When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

For admission/eligibility into the above programme, a candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements. 

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor of Education Degree of KeMU or from any other recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00 or its equivalent 
  • Be a holder of B.A or BSc. (Upper Division Honors) with a postgraduate diploma in education from a recognised institution 
  • Be a holder of B.Ed (Arts/Sciences); B.A/BSc. Lower Second Class Honors plus a postgraduate diploma in education (Lower Second Class Honors) may get provisional admission. 
Note: When a candidate is given provisional admission, he/she is required to attain a minimum GPA of 2.75 during the first semester examination failure to which such a student is automatically discontinued. 

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 is offered by the Kenya Methodist University over the period of two years. It can be taken as a: 

  • Full time course
  • Part time course
  • Distance learning course 

Where and When


Kenya Methodist University

View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya


Kenya Methodist University

View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya


Kenya Methodist University

View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • +254724256162
  • +254725751878
  • View Park Towers 16th Floor