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Geography is essentially a spatial and temporal science that is focused at answering questions regarding two aspects of human life: The geographic environment and place. 

The geographic environment is made up of complex natural and human phenomena that interact in a multiplicity of ways over space. Such relationships amongst natural biophysical processes and features; human populations and their respective socioeconomic context and natural resource management are of particular interest to geographers. 

A place becomes distinctive only when one appreciates the wide range of variation in its natural and/or built up environments across the earth’s surface. The temporal considerations give meaning the changes that occur over time on the geographical phenomena. 

Geography examines both physical and human problems from an integrative perspective, which ensures that virtually any type of topic or problem can be examined geographically making the discipline relevant to the provision of solutions to geographic problems that the country faces.  


By the end of the programme the students should be able to:

  1. Apply geographic knowledge and techniques in a variety of knowledge creation and service provision endeavors and thereby promote the understanding of geospatial and temporal phenomena.
  2. Evaluate and analyze geographic and environmental phenomena and therefore contribute to the solution to problems that affect humanity.
  3. Apply cartographic and remote sensing techniques in fields and aspects that focus on their applications in planning and spatial resource management.
  4. Pursue graduate studies and research in geography and other related fields.


To be admitted into the degree programme, an applicant must be in possession of the minimum qualification for admission into a B.A. degree programme of Maasai Mara University, or its equivalent.  In addition, he/she will be required to:

(a)    Have obtained a minimum of a Grade B- in Geography and C+ in Mathematics and any of Group II courses at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) level or

(b)   2 principles (one of which should be in geography) and 2 subsidiaries at A level and should have at least three years of relevant work experience or

(c)    Have a Diploma and/or a Higher National diploma in a related subject (with distinction or credit) from a recognized institution.


Dr. Waweru Kamundia


Chairperson, Department of Environmental Studies, Geography and Agriculture,

Maasai Mara University, 
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Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

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