Courses offered at Kenyatta University


Find a list of all certificate, diploma, postgraduate diploma, bridging, degree, masters, doctorate courses, distance education as well as open learning academic programmes offered at Kenyatta University.
Get all course details such as course entry requirements, mode of study, course duration, fees structure among others.

Admission Requirements


Those aspiring to apply for courses at Kenyatta University need to meet the following minimum entry requirements.
1. Undergraduate programmes - Applicant must have attained a KCSE mean grade of C+ or equivalent. In addition, the applicant needs to meet degree requirements for the respective school.
2. Postgraduate studies - Bachelors degree with Second Class Honors(Upper Division) or equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
3. Certificate and Diploma - The entry requirements vary.
The university offers its courses on regular, self-sponsored, part-time (weekend and evening), full-time, open and distance learning and well as online learning basis.

Kenyatta University Application procedure


The following are the application guidelines.
- Application for undergraduate degree programmes by school candidates should be addressed to: The Secretary, Joint Admissions Board, P.O. BOX 30197, Nairobi.
- Other applicants should address their applications to The Registrar (Academic), Kenyatta University, P.O. BOX 43844-00100 Nairobi.

Kenyatta University academic calendar is as follows:
1. Regular Programmes
First Semester - September to December
Second Semester - January to April
Trimester - May to August
2. Open Learning Programmes
First Semester - July to January
second Semester - February to June

More information can be obtained from the university website www.ku.ac.ke.

Advanced Diploma(2) |  Bridging(2) |  Certificate(16) |  Degree(131) |  Diploma(49) |  Doctorate(23) | 
Higher Diploma(4) |  Masters(169) |  Post Graduate Diploma(2) |  Pre-University(1) | 
Course Name:  399 courses found.
  • Master of Arts in Economics policy management (Economics policy management )  
    Minimum qualifications
    -Admission shall be granted to holders of any one of the
    qualifications below:
    (a)At least an Upper Second
    Class bachelor's degree in any
    one of the disciplines below:
    (i)Economics and Finance
    (ii)Economics and Statistics
    (iii)Economics

    (b)At least Lower Second Class degree in
    the disciplines stated above from either
    Kenyatta university or any other reputable
    university.

    Course duration
    -Two years
  • Executive Masters in Business Administration()  
    Admission requirements
    -Applicants must meet the
    qualifications below:
    (i)A bachelor's degree in
    relevant discipline from
    accredited university.
    (ii)Applicant must have served in a senior management position for at least two years

    Course duration
    -One year
  • Bsc(Biomechanical and Processing Engineering)()  
    Admission requirements
    -(i)A minimum of C+ in KCSE
    with at least B+ in both
    maths and physics.Applicants
    must have scored B in chemistry
    and English.

    (ii)Admission shall also be
    granted to applicants who
    have scored a minimum of
    C in KCSE plus a diploma in
    in relevant discipline from
    a recognized institution with
    a credit or pass.

    Course duration
    -Five years
  • Energy Chemical Engineering()  
    Minimum qualifications
    -(i)A minimum of C+ in KCSE
    with at least B+ in both
    maths and physics.Applicants
    must have scored B in chemistry
    and English.

    (ii)Admission shall also be
    granted to applicants who
    have scored a minimum of
    C in KCSE plus a diploma in
    in relevant discipline from
    a recognized institution with
    a credit or pass.

    Program duration
    -Five years
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering(Agricultural Engineering)  
    Minimum requirements
    -(i)A minimum of C+ in KCSE
    with at least B+ in both
    maths and physics.Applicants
    must have scored B in chemistry
    and English.

    (ii)Admission shall also be
    granted to applicants who
    have scored a minimum of
    C in KCSE plus a diploma in
    in relevant discipline from
    a recognized institution with
    a credit or pass.

    Program duration
    -Five years
  • B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering(Technology)  
    Minimum qualifications
    -(a)A minimum of C+ in KCSE
    with at least B+ in both
    maths and physics.Applicants
    must have scored B in chemistry
    and English.

    (b)Admission shall also be
    granted to applicants who
    have scored a minimum of
    C in KCSE plus a diploma in
    in relevant discipline from
    a recognized institution with
    a credit or pass.

    Program duration
    -Five years
  • Kiswahili, english and other language translations(Linguistics)  
    Admission requirements
    -(i)Applicants are required
    to be holding bachelor's
    degree in relevant discipline
    from a reputable university.
    (ii)Applicants whose degree
    is not in English or Linguistics
    must have scored C+ in English at
    KCSE.

    Course duration
    -Two semesters
  • Master of Science in Agribusiness Management(Agribusiness Management)  
    Admission requirements
    -(i)Admission shall be granted to Holders
    of any one of the qualifications below:
    (i)Bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline
    with at least first or Second Class Honours Upper
    Division.
    (ii)Second Class Honours Lower Division degree
    in Agribusiness Management or relevant discipline
    with evidence of at least two years relevant working experience.

    Course duration
    - Eighteen months
  • Master Of Science Agricultural Economics(Health science)  
    Minimum requirements
    -Applicants holding any
    one of the qualifications
    below shall be eligible for
    admission:
    (a)First Class or Second Class Honours Upper Division degree
    in any one of the disciplines below:
    (i)Agribusiness
    (ii)Range management
    (iii)Agricultural Resource Management

    (b)At least Second Class Lower Division degree
    in the discipline above with evidence of at least two
    years relevant working experience.

    Course duration
    -Eighteen months
  • Master Of Science In Plant Breeding(Industry and science)  
    Admission requirements
    -Holders of any one of
    the qualifications below shall
    be eligible for admission:
    (i)Bachelor's degree in Agriculture
    or relevant discipline with at least
    First Class or Upper Division from
    any recognized university.
    (ii)Bachelor's degree with Lower
    Second Class Division in relevant
    discipline with at least two years relevant research experience or a post-graduate diploma.

    Course duration
    -Eighteen months
  • Master Of Science In Land And Water Management(Industry and science)  
    Entry requirements
    -(a)Bachelor's degree in relevant
    field with at least Upper Second
    Class Honours from any accredited
    university or
    (b)Bachelor of science in any agricultural
    discipline with at least lower second class honours.
    Applicants holding qualifications in (b) above must
    have at least two years relevant research experience.

    Course duration
    -Two years

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