MASTER OF SCIENCE (LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE)
i. Bachelor of Education Degree in 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 a period of 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.
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 of each unit shall be by continuous assessment and a University examination. Practical units shall be evaluated by continuous assessment. For the purpose of 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%.In order to proceed to the second year of study, candidates must pass all required units whether by ordinary or special examinations and successfully complete the internship.
Unit code and Title
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)
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