PhD History and Sociology - Egerton University | Educartis

3 years
On Campus


Course Overview

The PhD study programme in the Department of Peace, security and Social Studies is designed with the knowledge that scientific research is of paramount importance for continuous development of society in different spheres- social, economic and political. Therefore, the education and training of PhD candidates is for scientific advancement and excellence while improving the welfare of humanity, through social research, critical analysis and contributions to future solutions to societal problems. Sociology is a science that directly links the observer to the subject of observation. Hence it is a very important means of interpreting contemporary social life in an objective and critical manner. The discipline of sociology covers a wide range of topics: rural sociology, urban sociology, sociology of the family, social gerontology, social change and development, social policy and administration, environmental sociology among others. Generally sociology deals with society as a whole and the changes and challenges therein. It follows therefore, that there is need for better educated and trained sociologists. A PhD programme in sociology is geared towards developing a highly knowledgeable and skilled professional in understanding sociological principles that will enable him/her to apply in solving societal problems and improve peoples‘ welfare. The PhD programme is research based.

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The candidates successfully completing all the requirements of doctoral degree of Egerton university are mentored to be skilled professionals with the capacity to provide solutions to societal problems and offer leadership in areas such as teaching and training, formulation of development strategies, consultancy services in governmental and non-governmental sectors.

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

i) The common regulations for the Doctorate degree as specified in the statutes of Egerton university shall be applicable;ii) The course shall be open to holders of M.A/M.Sc degree with thesis and with at least B grade or equivalent pass in the relevant subjects from Egerton University or any other University recognized by Egerton University senate;iii) Candidates must include a brief outline of their proposed research project.

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