The MA programme in the Department of Literature aims at deepening studentsí insights into literary art and the theoretical postulates that have evolved with the art. In this way, the programme seeks to promote sensitive and intelligent responses to human experiences and aspirations created through imagination and language, as it opens doors to rich, rewarding literary experiences that capture a diversity of literary genres, regional literatures, and modes of literary transmission. In the process, the programme is intent on turning out literary scholars, teachers of literature, and writers of different shades.
The minimum qualifications a candidate needs for entry to the University of Nairobi for the above programme are:
1. Bachelorís degree in Literature or a relevant field of the University of Nairobi with at least a Lower Second Class or equivalent qualifications from institutions the University of Nairobi Senate recognize.
2. Bachelorís (Pass) degree plus a postgraduate diploma in a relevant field.
Research Methods in Literature
Strategies of Writing in Literature
Comparative Study of African Literature
Theoretical Perspectives on African Literature
Critical Perspectives on African Literature
The African Autobiography
The Oral Narrative
Latin American Literature
Project (comprising an original critical or creative thesis)