Tangaza University College set up the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies and Research (DPGRS) in 2017 with the order to organize research and postgraduate examinations exercises of the University. The Directorate has two divisions, specifically Research Department and Postgraduate Studies Department. The Postgraduate Department is answerable for organizing applications, confirmations, enrollment, assessments, graduations and other postgraduate exercises of the University College.
This Department has two crucial standing committees, to be specific: Postgraduate Studies Committee and the Doctoral Committee. The Postgraduate Studies Committee arranges the running of a Masters of Education, Master of Arts in Social Transformation, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Master of Arts in African Studies, Master of Arts in Spirituality and Religious Formation, Master of Business Administration in Social Entrepreneurship, Master of Arts in Organizational Ethics and Leadership (proposed) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (proposed) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Transformation. Then again, the Research Department is answerable for the general organization of research exercises of the University College. It organizes and screens research exercises in the University College. This office has two standing Committees, in particular: University Research Committee and Institutional Ethics Review Committee.
Tangaza University College promotes dissemination of research findings in many ways including:
Tangaza University College through the Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies publishes three multidisciplinary Journals to facilitate publication of research findings especially for postgraduate students and faculty in the University College.
The Journals which are open to students, members of staff and the general public are:
Tangaza University College through the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies and Research holds Postgraduate Seminars (Oral and Poster) on a monthly basis within the year at which faculty staff and postgraduate students present their research findings.
Through DPGRS, TUC has a site tagged ‘research’ which leads to the main research site at www.tangaza.ac.ke/research which addresses research issues at the institution.
Every year the Tangaza University College holds a number of School Research Symposia/conference to show case research outputs of particular School/Department. The Directorate contributes to the School/Department symposium’s budget.
There is an Institutional Ethics Review Committees which is charged with the responsibility of reviewing research proposals for research ethical compliance. The mandate of this committee is not restricted to Tangaza University College researchers but also covers collaborative research with other institutions.
There following are the requirements:
The following Forms have been designed to ensure that each stage of the Postgraduate Student’s progress is followed in accordance with the Postgraduate Studies and Research Policy. The stage and/or process to which a Form is applicable is referred to in the Title of the Form.
|Appendix 1||Documents to be Submitted for Postgraduate Application|
|Appendix 2||Application Form|
|Appendix 3||Template for Reference Letter|
|Appendix 4||Template for Presentation of Applicants’ Details at the Admission Meeting|
|Appendix 5||Letter of Admission|
|Appendix 6||Sample Capstone Programme Assessment|
|Appendix 7||Sample Learning Matrix|
|Appendix 8||Coursework Evaluation Sheet|
|Appendix 9||Proposed Outline for a Term-paper|
|Appendix 10||Proposed Outline for an Empirical Term-Paper|
|Appendix 11||Outline for a Concept Paper|
|Appendix 12||Format of the Thesis Proposal|
|Appendix 13||Proposed Outline of the Thesis|
|Appendix 14||Proposed Outline for an Intervention Manual/Project (in lieu of Thesis)|
|Appendix 15||Sample Title Page for Term Papers, Thesis Proposal, and Thesis.|
|Appendix 16||Sample Declaration Page to be included in a Thesis Proposal and Thesis|
|Appendix 17||Learner’s Consultation with the Supervisor(s)|
|Appendix 18||Evaluation Form for Thesis Proposal|
|Appendix 19||Research Ethics Clearance Form|
|Appendix 20||Research Consent Form|
|Appendix 21||Clearance for Thesis Defence|
|Appendix 22||Thesis Evaluation Form|
|Appendix 23||Summary of APA Referencing Style|
|Appendix 24||Template for CV of New Lecturers|
Form R3: Carrying Out Research within Tangaza College
Form 49: Plagiarism Tariff
Form R5: Subsidy to Hold a Conference
Form R7: Subsidy for Book Publication
Form R8a: Research Funding for Faculty/Institute/School
Form R10a: PhD Applicant Engagement with TUC