Courses offered at University Of Nairobi


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 University Of Nairobi.
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University of Nairobi Admission Requirements


Students wishing to pursue various courses offered at University of Nairobi should meet the following minimum entry criteria.
1. Undergraduate Degrees
- Minimum grade of KCSE C+ (plus)
- Those with a diploma from University of Nairobi or recognized diploma from reputable colleges should have attained KCSE C plain mean grade
- Degree from a recognized University
- For those with "A" levels, they must have two principal passes in relevant subjects
- CPA 2/CPS 3/CIPS for Commerce and Arts
- Higher National Diploma (HND) in relevant fields
- Equivalent qualifications from English Speaking Countries
2. Masters Degree
- A minimum of upper second class honors degree in the relevant discipline from the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualification from institutions recognized by university senate.
- Persons with lower second class degree but at least two years work experience, publications or postgraduate diplomas are also considered for admission.
3. Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates
- A minimum of a pass degree.
4. Doctor of Philosophy Degree
- Masters degree from the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by senate. In addition, the applicants should submit a proposal showing that they are capable of carrying out original research.

Modes of Admission
1. Undergraduate Module I students - Sponsored by the Government of Kenya.
2. Undergraduate Module II Students - Students are admitted to self-sponsored programme. Commonly referred to as parallel programme.
3. Postgraduate students - Students can pursue postgraduate diplomas, masters or even doctorate courses.

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Masters(111) |  Post Graduate Diploma(9) | 
Course Name:  362 courses found.
  • Bachelor of Arts(Literature)()  
    Admission requirements
    -Admission shall be granted to
    holders of any one of the qualifications
    below:
    (i)A minimum of C+ in KCSE with
    C+ in English or C- in KCSE
    with B in an English language bridging course
    provided at University of Nairobi

    (ii)A minimum of C in KCSE plus a relevant
    diploma from a recognized institution.

    (iii)A minimum of C- in KCSE with a relevant
    certificate and diploma from a recognized college

    (iv)Kenya Certificate of Education or East African Certificate of Education division III or Ordinary GCE or equivalent Plus a Diploma from a recognized institution.

    (v)Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education or East African Advanced Certificate of Education or Advanced GCE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and a minimum of a credit pass in English in Kenya Certificate of Education.

    (vi)K.A.C.E. or E.A.A.C.E or Advanced GCE Certificate with one principal pass Plus a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.

    (vii)A relevant degree from a recognized university

    (viii)International Baccalaureate Diploma.

    Course duration
    -Four years
  • Master of Arts in Theatre Arts and Film(Theatre Arts and Film)  
    Minimum requirements
    -Students holding any one of the qualifications
    below shall be eligible for admission:
    (i)Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline
    with at least Upper Second Class Honours
    from a reputable university.

    (ii)Bachelor's degree with Lower
    Second Class Honours,with two years
    relevant experience.

    (iii)Pass degree with five years relevant
    experience.

    Course duration
    -Two years
  • Masters of Science Degree in Medical Physiology(Medical Physiology)  
    Admission requirements
    -Applicants are required
    to be holding any one
    of the degrees below:
    (i)Biochemistry
    (ii)Veterinary Physiology
    (iii)Human Anatomy
    (iv)Physiology
    (v)Pharmacy
    (vi)Zoology

    Admission fees
    (i)Kshs.3000 for Kenyans
    (ii)Kshs.60 US$

    Total tuition fees
    (i)Kshs.628,000 for Kenyans
    (ii)12,560 US$ for Non-Kenyans

    Program duration
    -Two years
  • Masters in Meteorology()  
    Entry requirements
    -Students holding any one of the
    qualifications below shall be eligible
    for admission:
    (a)Bachelor of science degree in Meteorology
    of either University of Nairobi or any other
    reputable university.

    (b)Bachelor's degree in Meteorology or relevant
    discipline with at least Lower Second Class
    plus two years relevant work or research experience

    (c)A pass degree in Meteorology of Nairobi or
    any other reputable institution with at least
    five years research experience.

    (d)Bachelor of science degree of the university
    of Nairobi or any other accredited institution
    plus a Postgraduate diploma in Meteorology

    Total Tuition fees
    -Kshs.332,000

    Program duration
    -Two years
  • Master of Science in Marketing(Marketing)  
    Entry requirements
    -(i)At least Upper Second Class degree
    or its equivalent or

    (ii)A Lower Second Class Honours in
    marketing or its equivalent with at
    least two years of relevant work experience.

    Holders of other relevant qualifications
    may be admitted after the approval by the
    university senate.

    Course duration
    -Two years
  • Master of Science Entreprenuership and Innovations(Entreprenuership and Innovation)  
    Minimum requirements
    -Admission shall be granted to
    holders of any one of the qualifications
    below:
    (i)At least an Upper Second Class Honours
    in Business and Management-related discipline
    from a reputable university.

    (ii)At least lower Second Class degree in relevant
    discipline with at least two years working experience
    or having relevant professional qualifications in Business
    and Management related field

    (iii)A pass degree in relevant discipline with at least
    five years relevant working experience.

    Program duration
    -Two years
  • Master of Science in Poultry Science(Poultry Science)  
    Entry requirements
    -Admission shall be offered to holders
    of any one of the qualifications below:
    (a)Bachelor of science with at least Upper
    Second Class Honours in either of the qualifications
    below:
    (i)Wildlife
    (ii)Range Management
    (iii)Zoology
    (iv)Agricultural economics
    (v)Agriculture

    (b)Holders of bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

    (c)Holders of Lower Second Class Honours degree
    with at least two years relevant experience.

    (d)Holders of a pass degree in any one of the
    disciplines (a) above with either a relevant post-graduate diploma or five years experience

    Course duration
    -Two years

    Total tuition fees
    -Kshs.412,000
  • PHD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Biology)  
    Minimum requirements
    -Applicants are required
    to be holders of at least masters
    degree in either Biochemistry or
    any other relevant discipline of
    either University of Nairobi or
    any other reputable university.

    Program duration
    -Three years
  • Master of Science in Finance(Finance)  
    Entry requirements
    -Holders of any one of the
    qualifications below shall
    be eligible for admission:
    (a)Holders of at least an
    Upper Second Class degree in any
    one of the disciplines below:
    (i)Maths
    (ii)Engineering
    (iii)Statistics
    (iv)Economics
    (v)Insurance
    (vi)Banking
    (vii)Accounting
    (viii)Finance

    (b)At Lower Second Class degree in
    any one of the fields in (a) above
    with at least two years working experience

    Program duration
    -Two years
  • Master of Science in Inorganic Chemistry(Chemistry)  
    Minimum requirements
    -Holders of any one of the qualifications
    below shall be eligible for admission:
    (i)At least an Upper Second Class Honours
    in Chemistry from either University of Nairobi
    or any other reputable university.

    (ii)A lower Second Class Honours degree in
    relevant discipline plus at least two years
    research or work experience

    (iii)A pass degree in relevant discipline
    from either university of Nairobi or any
    other recognized university plus at least
    five years relevant research or work experience

    Tuition fees
    Ksh.242,700

    Program duration
    -Two years
  • Master Of Science In Animal Nutrition And Feed Science(Industry and science)  
    Entry requirements
    -Applicants holding any one of the qualifications
    below shall be eligible for admission:
    (a)Bachelor of Veterinary medicine
    (b)Bachelor of science with at least Upper Second Class Honours
    in any one of the disciplines below:
    (i)Food Science and Technology
    (ii)Biochemistry
    (iii)Range Management
    (iv)Agriculture

    (c)Holders of Lower Second Class Honours degree or its equivalent
    with at least two years relevant experience.

    (d)Holders of a Pass degree with either a relevant post-graduate diploma
    or five years experience.

    Program duration
    -Two years

    Total tuition fees
    -Kshs.412,000
  • Master Of Arts In Translation(Languages)  
    Minimum qualifications
    -Admission shall be granted
    to holders of any one of the
    qualifications below:
    (i)Lower Second Class Honours
    bachelor's degree in relevant
    discipline with at least two
    years relevant working experience.

    (ii)A pass degree in Languages
    from any recognized university
    with at least five years working
    experience.

    Course duration
    -Two years
  • Master Of Arts In Interpretation(Languages)  
    Course requirements
    -Applicants holding any one of the
    qualifications below shall be eligible
    for admission:
    (i)Bachelor's degree in relevant field
    with Second Class Upper Division.
    (ii)Bachelor's degree with Second Class
    Lower Division or pass with a minimum of
    five years working experience.
    (iii)Applicants must be proficient in at least
    two relevant languages from among the following:
    (a)French
    (b)Kiswahili
    (c)English
    (d)Arabic
    (e)Spanish
    (f)Portuguese
    (g)Chinese
    (h)German

    (iv)Those who qualify must pass an aptitude test before
    before admission.

    Course duration
    - Two years
  • Master of Science in Chemistry(Chemistry)  
    Minimum requirements
    -Applicants are expected to be holding
    any one of the qualifications below:
    (a)At least Upper Second Class Honours
    in Chemistry from any reputable university.

    (b)At least Lower Second Class honours degree
    in chemistry from either University of Nairobi
    or any other accredited university plus at least
    two years relevant research experience.

    (c)A pass degree in Chemistry from any accredited
    university plus at least five years relevant research or
    work experience.

    Application fees
    -Kshs.3,000

    Total tuition fees
    -Kshs.242,700

    Course duration
    -Two years
  • Masters in Organic Chemistry(Chemistry)  
    Entry requirements
    -Holders of any one of the qualifications
    below shall be eligible for admission:
    (i)At least an Upper Second Class Honours
    in Chemistry from either University of Nairobi
    or any other reputable university.

    (ii)A lower Second Class Honours degree in
    relevant discipline plus at least two years
    research or work experience

    (iii)A pass degree in relevant discipline
    from either university of Nairobi or any
    other recognized university plus at least
    five years relevant research or work experience

    Tuition fees
    Ksh.242,700

    Course duration
    -Two years
  • PhD in Chemistry(Chemistry)  
    Minimum requirements
    -Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
    or chemistry combined with another
    science subject plus master of science
    degree in chemistry from an accredited
    university.

    Course duration
    -Three years

    Application fees
    -Kshs.3,000

    Total tuition fees
    -Kshs.422,600
  • Bachelor of Arts Chinese(Chinese)  
    Minimum requirements
    -To qualify for this program,
    applicants are required to be holding
    any one of the qualifications below:
    (a)A minimum of C+ in KCSE with C+ in
    kiswahili or English

    (b)A minimum of C in KCSE or KCE division
    II,or EACE division II with C+ in English
    or kiswahili plus a relevant diploma in relevant
    discipline from a recognized institution.

    (c)A minimum of two principal passes and one
    subsidiary pass,and a minimum of a credit pass
    in English or kiswahili at KCE level.

    (d)A degree in relevant discipline from
    a recognized university.

    Course duration
    -Four years

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