There is an increasing demand for skills and expertise in property valuation, property development appraisals, land administration and property management. To meet this demand the department of land development offers a Master of Arts degree course in Valuation and Property Management. The programme targets real estate professionals such as valuers, property managers, building surveyors and land administrators. The main objective of the course is to develop proficiency in operational skills of candidates so that they can effectively apply them in making financial and economic decisions in all aspects of property valuation, property development and property management. This expertise will be useful to people directly involved in real estate property management and valuation. It is also valuable for decision makers who must judge real estate investment proposals prepared by others. The course is useful in the promotion of careers for professionals working in government ministries, financial institutions, international organisations, private enterprises, and real estate consulting firms that use these skills intensively. It is the only course in the Eastern and Southern African region offering this unique combination of postgraduate training in valuation and property management.
The curriculum comprises of a two-year programme covering four semesters, leading to the award of the Master of Arts degree in Valuation and Property Management.
The curriculum consists of lectures, coursework, seminars and project work; written examination papers at the end of each semester of the first year; and written examination papers at the end of the first semester of second year plus a research project to be examined at the end of second semester of the second year.
The following shall be eligible for admission into the degree of Master of Arts in Valuation and Property Management:
i) A holder of a degree of at least Upper Second Class Honors in Land Economics from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognised by Senate as being of comparable academic status.
ii) A holder of a degree of at least Upper Second Class Honors in architecture, building economics, engineering, commerce, economics, agriculture and forestry from the University of Nairobi or from any other institution recognised by Senate as being of comparable academic status. In addition, candidates shall be required to have at least one year of research, teaching or practical experience in land administration, farm management, property development, property management or valuation.
iii) A holder of a degree of at least Lower Second Class Honors in any of the degrees specified above with a relevant postgraduate diploma or other equivalent qualifications and at least two years of work experience.
MA in Valuation and Property Management
Fees and Funding
NB Foreign Students add 25% of each item
Reg. /year 1,000
ID Card/year 500
Project fees (Thesis) 2,000
Student Organisation Fee 1,000
Field exc/year 2,000
Sub Total/year 19,500
Year 1 units
Year 2 units
Year 3 units
Year 4 units
Year 1 179,500
Year 2 160,500
i) Examination for each course shall be held in the semester in which the course is taught.
ii) A candidate shall be required to pass in all the course units.
iii) Each course unit shall be examined by continuous assessment and by a 1 x 3 hour written examination.
iv) The pass mark shall be 50% in each paper.
v) Continuous assessment shall constitute 30% of the total marks while the written examination shall comprise 70%.
vi) Continuous assessment marks shall be attained from grades achieved within the semesters project and library research papers and other tests as may be given in each course.
vii) A candidate who fails in 2 or more course units may on recommendation of the Faculty Board and approval by Senate be allowed to retake the failed course units during the next ordinary university examinations. Such a candidate shall Not be allowed to proceed to the next year of study unless he/she passes all the papers.
The following candidates shall be discontinued:
Those who fail in five or more papers.
Those who fail in the same papers in the resit examination above.
Part II Examination Regulations
i) Each student in the second year will be examined by means of coursework and written examinations in the First semester.
ii) A candidate who fails in 2 or more course units may on recommendation of the Faculty Board and approval by Senate be allowed to retake the failed course units during the next ordinary university examinations.
iii) The Research Project will be examined at the end of the Second Year and will account for the equivalent of 5 course units.
iv) No candidate shall be allowed to undertake the research project before passing all the 16 course units for Part I and Part II examinations.
Submission and Examination of Research Project
i) Candidates shall be required to submit supervised research project for examination at least three weeks before end of semester in which it is to be examined.
ii) For purposes of examination regulations, a research project shall be considered the equivalent of five course units.
iii) The pass mark for the research project shall be fifty (50) percent.
iv) A candidate who fails in the research project shall on recommendation of the Faculty Board and approval by Senate be allowed to revise and re-submit it for examination during the next ordinary University examinations.
v) A candidate who scores less than 50% following re-sit or resubmission of the project report in regulations B (iv) and C (iii) above will be discontinued.
vi) Regulation A (v) will not apply to re-sit examination which will be marked out of 100%. A mark obtained after a re-sit or resubmission will be recorded as 50% in the students records.