Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Science in Biochemistry in Kenya

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Biochemistry(Biochemistry)
  • Major Subject: Biochemistry
  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Institutions Offering Master of Science in Biochemistry

  •  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi  
    Admission shall be granted to holders of any of the qualifications below:

    (i) A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) degree having studied Biochemistry as a major or regular subject. The candidate must have an average of credit (B) in Biochemistry courses.

    (ii) A holder of a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) Degree in Biochemistry combined with another science subject but with a credit B in Biochemistry course may, under exceptional circumstances, be considered provided he/she produces evidence of having worked for at least three years in Biochemistry or a closely related field with at least one publication in a refereed journal.

    (iii) A holder of Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, or in Food Science and Technology, or in Crop Science, or in Agronomy, with at least Second Class Honours (Upper
    Division) and with an average of credit (B) in Biochemistry courses.

    (iv) A holder of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of
    Surgery, or Bachelor of Pharmacy, with an average of credit (B) in Biochemistry courses.
  •  Kenyatta University , Nairobi  
    Admission requirements


    (i) Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry / Biotechnology or related discipline with at least
    Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent from a recognized University.

    (ii) Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they
    have Grade ā€œCā€ and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.


    Program duration: 2 years



    Course content

    (i) Biochemistry of Antimicrobial Action

    (ii) Neurochemistry

    (iii) Ecological Biochemistry I

    (iv) Immunology

    (v) Immunochemistry

    (vi) Insect Biochemistry

    (vii) Biochemistry of Cancer Growth

    (viii) Ecological Biochemistry II

    (ix) Thesis


    Course duration: 2 years
  •  University of Eldoret, Eldoret  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    i. B.Sc. in Biochemistry with a Second Class Honours Upper Division from a recognized institution OR
    ii. Holders of Second Class Honours Lower Division in the above areas with 2 years work experience or two research publications or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma.
  •  University of Nairobi, Nairobi  
  •  Tharaka University College, Tharaka Nithi  
  •  South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui  




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