PhD in Law
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University of Nairobi,School of Law

Self-Sponsored Programmes


Doctorate in Law (LLD and PhD)


  • Law Governance and Democracy
  • Public Finance and Financial Services Law
  • International trade and Investments Law
  • Law in Society
  • Gender and the Law
  • Public International Law
  • Environmental and Natural Resources law
  • Intellectual property Law
  • Law, Science and Technology
  • Corporate Governance and the Law

Admission Requirements

The applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree should have a masters degree from the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification from institutions recognized by Senate.

In addition, the applicants should submit a research proposal showing that they are capable of carrying out original research.

Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are in the first instance registered by the Board of Postgraduate Studies PROVISIONALLY for a period of six months on the basis of a brief written proposal submitted to the Board. This enables the applicants to prepare a comprehensive proposal in the University format, and under supervision of two senior academic members of staff. At the end of the six months the applicant is required to present the proposal orally to a panel at the School. If the proposal is approved the School then recommends that the applicant be registered fully to undertake the PHD research


Fees Structure


For more information contact:
The Dean, School of Law
Parklands Campus University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 30197-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-020-3740366, 3740377, 3740338 0724922608, 0734273568