List of Universities in Kenya Offering Distance Learning

In the recent past, there has been an increase of private and public universities in Kenya. Most of the Kenyan universities have adapted to different technological advancements to improve the efficiency of their respective institutions. Some of the Kenyan varsities now offer long-distance learning for students who cannot be physically present in classes. This has made life a lot easier and cheaper as people can pursue their dream courses from wherever they are.

This has ensured that the population of the Kenya universities has increased without a strain on the institution’s facilities. This is a complete list of universities in Kenya offering long-distance learning for their students.

1. JKUAT

Bachelor of Business Information Technology

Bachelor of Commerce

Certificate in Information Technology

Diploma in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Master of Science in ICT

Master of Science in Statistics

Master in Business Administration

 2. Egerton University 

Distance learning courses offered at Egerton University

S/NO. PROGRAMME QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS DURATION
1. B.Sc. in Community Development KCSE mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C+ in Biology, Chemistry and B- in any two humanity subjects OR Diploma with Credit or Pass with at least two years experience in Community Development or related disciplines. Minimum

3 years

Maximum

6 years

2. B. A. in Criminology and Security Studies Minimum KCSE grade of C+ OR Diploma with Credit or its equivalent in Criminology or Police Science from Egerton University or a recognized institution with at least C plain in KCSE 3 years 6 years
3. M.Sc. in Community Development & Extension Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent qualifications from Egerton University or a recognized university by the Senate in the field of BSc. Community Development, Bsc. Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension and any other related fields. 2 years 3 years
4. M. A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent qualifications from Egerton University or a recognized university by the senate in the field of Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Criminology and Security Studies or related areas. 2 years 3 years

3. University of Nairobi

Distance learning courses offered at University of Nairobi

BACHELOR
Degree Code Degree Name Duration (Years)
D33M3 Bachelor of Commerce by distance 4
CO1M3 Bachelor of Arts(Distance)
Bachelor of Education (Arts, B.Ed Distance) 4
L37 B.Ed Science by distance learning 4
L35 Bachelor of Education (Arts, B. Ed) 4
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education 4
Bachelor of Education Arts in History and Geography 4
Bachelor of Education Arts in History and CRE 4
Bachelor of Education Arts in Geography and Mathematics 4
Bachelor of Education Arts in Double Mathematics 4
Bachelor of Education Arts in Mathematics and Business Studies 4
Bachelor of Education Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies and Business Studies 4
Bachelor of Education Arts in English and Literature 4
Bachelor of Education Science in Physics and Geography and Environmental Studies 4
Bachelor of Education Science in Double Mathematics 4
Bachelor of Science in Physics 4
Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry 4
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry 4
Bachelor of Science in Geology 4
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology 4
Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics 4
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics 4
Bachelor of Science in Zoology 4
Bachelor of Science in Botany 4
Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Studies 4
Bachelor of Arts in History 4
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism 4
Bachelor of Arts in English Language 4
Bachelor of Arts in Literature 4
Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili 4
Bachelor of Arts in Communication 4
Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Studies 4
Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Social Work 4
Bachelor of Arts Christian Religious Studies 4
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy 4
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 4
Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counseling 4
Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies 4
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting 4
Bachelor of Commerce in Finance 4
Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing 4
Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management 4
Bachelor of Commerce in Insurance and management 4
Bachelor of Commerce in Procurement and Purchasing and Supplies 4
Bachelor of Commerce in Operations Management 4
Bachelor of Commerce in Business Information Systems 4
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration 4
MASTERS
Degree Code Degree Name Duration (Years)
Masters of Arts in Project Planning and Management (Distance)
LDS Masters of Distance Education
LPE MASTER OF ARTS IN PEACE EDUCATION (DES)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHARM.&TOXICOLOGY
Master of Science in Climate Change 2
Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Science in Energy Management 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Educational Administration 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Educational Planning 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Curriculum Studies 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Economics of Education 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Corporate Governance in Education 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Education in Emergencies 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Sociology of Education 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Adult and Continuing Education 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in History of Education 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Philosophy of Education 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Comparative Issues in Education 2
Master of Education (M.Ed) in Measurement and Evaluation 2
Master of Science in Climate Change 2
Master of Physics 2
Master of Arts in Christian Religious Studies 4
PGDIP
Degree Code Degree Name Duration (Years)
Postgraduate Dip in Education (PGDE) 2

 

St. Paul’s University

In 2012, St Paul’s University launched their distance learning program in order to offer students a more flexible and cost-effective learning mode. For those who are unable to attend brick and mortar classes at St Paul’s University, this program is the perfect alternative. The distance learning mode in St Paul’s University has not only attracted Kenyan students but also people all over East Africa and beyond. Many Kenyans who work in other countries like Afghanistan have been able to benefit from this distance learning mode. Programs offered under the distance learning mode in St Paul’s University include:

Bachelor of Arts in Community Development

Bachelor of Business Administration and Management

Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Management

 KEMU

KEMU is one of the private universities in Kenya that offers distance learning programs. KEMU offers learners various course materials together with the KEMU DLM Portal where they can access a number of study materials online.

African Nazarene University

Through the Institute of Open and Distance Learning, Africa Nazarene University allows learners to pursue a more flexible and accommodating mode of study. They utilize technology together with support from various centers to give distance learners a quality learning experience. This distance learning program has allowed busy individuals to continue with higher education while still pursuing their careers. The University even allows students to pay their tuition fees every month, so this offers a more cost-effective method of studying.

Other Universities in Kenya Other Universities in Kenya that offer distance learning programs:

Kenyatta University

Distance learning courses offered at Kenyatta University

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Library Science)
  • Bachelor of Science ( Records Management and Information Technology)

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Security Management & Police Studies
  • Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration (BPPA)

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  • Bachelor of Commerce.

SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

  • Bachelor of Economics

SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES

  • Bachelor of Science

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Bachelor of Information Technology

SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

  • Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness Management and Trade)

MASTERS PROGRAMMES

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication (JMC)
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science (Records Management and Archives Administration)

SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

  • Master of Science in Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM)
  • Master of Science in Animal Nutrition & Management
  • Master of Science in Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development

Strathmore University

Distance learning courses offered at Strathmore University; check out here:  https://elearning.strathmore.edu

Daystar University

Distance learning courses offered at Daystar University  check out here: http://www.daystar.ac.ke/programs.html

 Moi University

Distance learning courses offered at Moi University check out here: https://www.mu.ac.ke/index.php/abount-mu/directorates?id=258

KCA University

  • Distance learning courses offered at KCA University
  • Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT)
  • Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc.IT)
  • Certificate & Diploma in Business Management