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MAPE – Developing Philosophically Minded Professionals

Strathmore School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) hosted a networking breakfast meeting to enlighten potential students on the importance of studying a Masters of Applied Philosophy and Ethics (MAPE). MAPE is a programme designed for those who would like to advance academically and professionally in Philosophy and apply its content and methods to all areas of human endeavor. Giving insights on philosophy under the theme Developing Philosophically Minded Professionals was a MAPE lecturer Dr. Josephat Oyigo.


MAPE follows an active methodology in which the student is encouraged to read and research personally, guided by the lecturer. MAPE is designed to have students attend class for two weeks, and study online for the rest of the semester.


MAPE is ideal for;

  • Students demanding work schedules and would want to pursue a Masters in Philosophy and Ethics while still being able to work.
  • Employers who are interested in the development of the human areas of any profession.
  • Employees who are interested in philosophy and ethics.

Policy makers like politicians, government officers, lawyers, doctors, military and security professionals, development officers, program directors, human resource personnel and psychologists, are among professions that would benefit from this course.


Entry Requirements for MAPE: 


Holders of First Class or Upper Second degrees in any academic field from recognized universities; or

Holders of Lower Second Class degrees plus Postgraduate Diplomas or Certificates in any field of study; or with at least two years working experience in teaching, managerial or research responsibilities.    

In addition to meeting any one of the above admission criteria, applicants will be required to submit letters of recommendations supporting the applicants’ academic and professional abilities and attend and pass an oral interview and a Graduate Entrance Examination (GEE).


August 2015 intake application ongoing; for details click here.