Doctor of Philosophy in Design

Doctor of Philosophy in Design

Overview

The world is faced with complex challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, natural resource depletion and widening inequality. The African continent is particularly affected by these global challenges due to the continent’s slow pace of development. In Kenya, development challenges are a major concern for the government. Through its vision 2030, the Kenyan government aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment. To help achieve Kenya’s vision, and Africa’s vision for enriching livelihoods in general, designers need to explore new approaches to problem solving. The PhD programme in design engages with these kinds of complex, interconnected problems by equipping candidates with skills to envision a better future for all.

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  1. The Doctor of Philosophy in Design programme is  offered under one module; full time (Module II). The degree programme, is a  thesis only three year programme that  runs for a minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of fourteen (14) semesters from the date of registration.
  2. The student shall be required undertake a research thesis.

 

YEAR 1

FIRST SEMESTER

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

SEMESTER  HRS

EXAM HRS

BDS 607

PhD Thesis report

540

Thesis Defence

Total

540

 

Common regulations for PhD degrees at the University of Nairobi shall apply.

Admission to the PhD in Design is open to holders of Masters degrees in:

  1. Design of the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification recognized by Senate;
  2. Any discipline related to Design from the University of Nairobi or other Universities recognized by the Senate.
  1. Self Employment
  2. Consultancies
  3. Government Agencies
  4. Parastatals
  5. Non-governmental Organizations
  6. Design Firms
  7. Architecture Firms
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN DESIGN (B804)  YEAR 1   YEAR 2   YEAR 3    TOTALS 
TUITION            480,000             480,000         480,000            1,440,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                7,000                 7,000             7,000                 21,000
THESIS EXAMINATION                     -                        -             50,000                 50,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                4,500                 4,500             4,500                 13,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                1,000                 1,000             1,000                   3,000
CAUTION - (ONCE)                5,000                      -                     -                     5,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                6,500                 6,500             6,500                 19,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                2,000                 2,000             2,000                   6,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                5,000                 5,000             5,000                 15,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                1,000                 1,000             1,000                   3,000
Grand TOTAL            512,000             507,000         557,000            1,576,000
Exam Regulations

The thesis examination will be governed by the general examinations’ regulations of the graduate school of the University.