MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS

Overview

Philosophy of the Programme

The philosophy of the programme is to foster excellence in academic freedom, professionalism and integrity through quality scholarly teaching, training and research .

Rationale of the Programme

The rationale of this programme is to provide students with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply mathematical techniques to solve practical problems in society in general. This course is ideal for those who excel in and enjoy mathematics, in particular modelling and especially those who like asking ‘What if?’ It will equip the student with the skills to become a mathematician and also offer a good starting point for those who want to use their skills in application of Mathematics

The overall objective of the course is to enable students to acquire an understanding of the fundamental structure of Mathematics, and lay a firm foundation for the study of Mathematics and its applications

Course Objectives

The course aims to:

  • Provide students with advanced training in Pure Mathematics
  • Expose the student to Current research trends in pure Mathematics

Language(s) Used: The language used in teaching is English

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Modes of Delivery:

  • Face-Face Mode: The programme will be delivered through a variety of face-to-face methods such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory or field-based practical lessons, demonstrations, individual or group assignments and presentations.

  • Virtual/Online: This shall consist of written self-instructional study modules e.g. study course materials,relevant literature and interactive devices and self-tests. Face-to-face introductory tutorials. Mediated technical learning materials such audio-visual and e-Learning.

  • Blended Learning. Both Module I and Module II students learn together.

Intakes: The programme intake is in September of every year

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Contacts

The Director,School of Mathematics

P.O.Box 30197-00100

Tel: 254-02-4445751.

Mobile no :0780-834766.
Email: 
maths@uonbi.ac.ke.

 

Course Structure and Duration

  1. The minimum duration of the course shall be four semesters and the maximum duration shall be 12 semesters , each of 15 weeks
  2. Course unit shall be defined as consisting of 45 contact hours of lectures, tutorials  and practicals.
  3. Candidates shall be required to take all the eight level-500 course units and four level-600 course units by course work. In addition the candidates shall be required to take a project 
  4. The project will be regarded as equivalent to four course units
  5. Candidates are required to participate in a weekly departmental postgraduate seminar. The seminars will be of one hour duration, and wll cover specia topics by means of lectures and information conferences.
  6. In each semester  candidates shall be required to take a minimum of three course units and a maximum of five course units.

Entry requirements

  1. Common regulations for the Master of Science Degree in the University of Nairobi and the School of Mathematics shall be applicable.
  2. Holders of a degree of the University of Nairobi of at least Upper Second Class in Mathematics or an equivalent qualification from  a university recognized by the Senate
  3. Holders of a Lower Second Class degree plus at least two years relevant research experience or academic work may be considered for admission.
  4. Non-holders of a first degree who can show evidence of relevant research experience of academic work may be considered for admission provided that they pass relevant qualifying examinations.

Transfer of Credits

A candidate may be exempted from some course units and credits transferred from institutions recognized by senate  subject to the following conditions

  1. Must have passed in similar units course units at Masters level.
  2. Requests for exemption should be made in writing, on admission , addressed to the Director School of  Mathematics and must be accompanied by officially endorsed supporting documents including the institution's syllabuses  for relevant courses.
  3. Payment of appropriate exemption fees 
  4. No candidate shall be exempted from more than one third of the total number of course units required in the course.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS - I577  
Year 1 - 8units  
TUITION 312,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 8,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 5,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000
TOTALS 352,000
   
Year 2 - 4units  
TUITION 312,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 4,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 5,000
THESIS EXAMINATION 30,000
TOTALS 373,000
   
Grand TOTALS 725,000
Exam Regulations

Examination regulations

Written examinations

Masters examinations shall be governed by the general regulations for the degree of Master of Science in the School of Mathematics.

  1. Course units taken in  a given semester shall normally be examined at the end of that semester.
  2. A candidate for the Master of Science shall be required to complete satisfactorily all such course work and assignments that may be required  for the scheme of study
  3. Each taught course unit shall be examined by two-hour  written examination.
  4. Each course unit shall be graded independently out of 100 marks
  5. The pass mark shall be 50
  6. The complete assessment of a taught course shall consist of continuous assessment tests,coursework or practical assignments and a written examination.The  contribution towards the unit aggregate score shall be 30% for course work and 70% for written examination.
  7. A candidate who fails to obtain the pass mark in any course unit may be allowed to resit or retake the failed units, a maximum of two times.
  8. A pass obtained  by re-sitting a course unit shall be recorded as 50
  9. A candidate who fails in the second  resit or retake or fails to complete the course in the prescribed time shall be discontinued.

The project

  1. A candidate shall be required to submit a written  project report to the School of Mathematics for examination
  2. The project shall be graded independently out of 100 marks, distributed as follows:

70% for the project and 30% for oral presentation.

  1. The pass mark shall be 50 
  2. A candidate who fails to obtain the pass mark in the project may be allowed to re-submit the project a maximum of two times.
  3. A pass obtained by re-submission of the project will be recorded as 50
  4. A candidate who fails to obtain the pass mark in the project at the second re-submission of the project or fails to complete the course within the prescribed period will be discontinued. 
Qualifications and Consultancies

Degree award 

The final degree award shall be Master of Science in Mathematics.

 

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