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MASTER OF ARTS program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

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.

Minimum Entry Requirements

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.

Course Program

Core Courses


Research Methods in Literature


Strategies of Writing in Literature


Comparative Study of African Literature


Specialisation Courses


Theoretical Perspectives on African Literature


Critical Perspectives on African Literature


The African Autobiography


Oral Poetry


The Oral Narrative


Creative Writing


Elective Courses


Myth


Caribbean Literature


African-American Literature


Russian Poetry


Russian Drama


Russian Prose


Asian Literature


English Literature


Latin American Literature


Research Paper


Project (comprising an original critical or creative thesis)

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