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MASTER OF SCIENCE (LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE) – Kenyatta University Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

i. Bachelor of Education Degree in the related field, with at least Second Class Honours (Up

per Division) or equivalent from Kenyatta University or any recognized institution.

ii. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they

have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

Course of study

Candidates for the ISC degree shall follow a course of study as laid down in the approved programme for not less than eighteen months. Students doing ISC shall take 10 units in the first year of study and 8 units in the second year. Each unit shall consist of the equivalent of 35 lecture hours. Each unit shall be examined at the end of the semester in which it is taken.

Internship

At the end of the first year, each student shall be posted to a library, archive or documentation centre for 10 weeks, during which time the student will work under a qualified professional.

Evaluation

Evaluation of each unit shall be by continuous assessment and a University examination. Practical units shall be evaluated by continuous assessment. For evaluation, the project shall be regarded as equivalent to four units. Continuous assessment shall consist of 30% and University examinations shall consist of 70%. The pass mark shall be 50%.To proceed to the second year of study, candidates must pass all required units whether by ordinary or special examinations and complete the internship.

Unit code and Title

Level 800

ECC 800: Research Methods in Education

ECC 802: Educational Statistics

ISC 800: Inf. Organization I: Cataloguing & Indexing

ISC 801: Information Org. II: Classification and Indexing

ISC 802: Information Literacy

ISC 803: Information Software & Systems

ISC 804: Information Retrieval

ISC 805: Collection Development

ISC 806: Practices of Indexing, Cataloguing & Classification

ISC 807: Monitoring and Evaluation ISC 808: Dissemination of Information ISC 809: ICT Application in Inf. Centre ISC 810: Project (4 units)

Electives

ISC 811: Consultancy and Entrepreneurship in Information Services

ISC 812: Records and Archives Management

ISC 813: Marketing and Public Relations

ISC 814: Information Society

ISC 824: Electronic and Other Multimedia Resources

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