To qualify for admission, candidates must meet the following academic, professional and other
i. A holder of a masters degree in early childhood studies from Kenyatta university or any other accredited university OR
ii. A holder of a master’s degree in a related area with three or more years of experience in
early childhood services.
Mode of Study
PhD is offered through the regular mode only. The programme will consist of coursework, examination and thesis. It is offered initially through the residential/ regular (full time) mode. The course will take a minimum of three years and maximum of four years as follows: during the first year of study, the candidate will be required to take 8 units of which five are core units and three are elective. During the second year, the student is expected to develop, defend and submit the proposal for the dissertation.
During the third and fourth years, the candidate will be required to collect and analyze the research data and write, defend and submit the thesis
The programme will lead to the award of a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Early Childhood Studies.
The final written examination will constitute 70% of the total mark while the continuous assessment and assignments will constitute 30%. The pass mark of each course shall be 50%.
Unit Code and Title
ECE 900: Advanced Child Development Theory
ECE 901: Practical Computer Applications
ECE 902: Advanced Research in Early Childhood Education
ECE 903: Advanced Educational Statistics
ECE 904: Psychological Assessment of Young Children
Electives (select 3)
ECE 905: Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education
ECE 906: Advanced Personality Theory
ECE 907: Reading Assessment and Remediation
ECE 908: Community Mobilization and Participation
ECE 910: Developmental Neuropsychology
ECE 911: Theory and Research in Psychology of Language
ECE 912: Gender Education
ECE 913: Thesis