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

  • Egerton University Egerton University, Nakuru  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) All applicants for registration shall be processed in the first instance through the relevant Department in which registration is sought. The Department shall then forward all such applications with appropriate comments to the Faculty board concerned for approval Egerton University Statutes 2008 51 and onward transmission to the Board of Postgraduate studies.
    (ii) Applicants shall be admitted to only one Degree programme at a time.
    (iii) Admission shall be confirmed by letter from the Direct, Board of Postgraduate Studies
    (iv) Admission shall be offered to holders of a Bachelor's Degree with an Upper Second Class Honours or above or equivalent qualification from recognized Institutions.
    (v) In exceptional cases, the Senate may also admit to the Master's programme a non-holder of Upper Second Class Honours provided that such candidate can, on the basis of the research and other scholarly work done, demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Senate qualification to undertake postgraduate studies.
    (vi) Subject to approval by the Senate, Departments may formulate regulations requiring applicants to have attained other academic qualifications as may be consistent with the goals of their Master's programmes or to appear for an interview to determine their suitability for admission. (See annex Pre-masters)
    (vii) In exceptional cases, holder of lower second class honor may be admitted if they have two years of relevant experience.
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 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  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 “C” 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
  • Chuka University Chuka University, Chuka  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Bachelor’s degree from a related discipline with a second class honors upper and above, or lower and at least two years related work experience or research, from institutions recognized by the Chuka University Senate

    Course duration:
    -2 Years (4 Semesters) Full-time
    -4 Years (8 Semesters) Part-time/ Work-Based; Day, Evening or Weekend

    (i) September, January and May of each year for full time students.
    (ii) December, April and August of each year for part time/holiday-based/work-based students
  • Technical University of Kenya Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) At least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) degree in Biological or related field of TU-K or its equivalent from a university recognised by the Senate of TU-K OR
    (ii) Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree in Biological or related field or its equivalent from a university recognised by the Senate of TU-K with either two (2) years relevant work experience OR a postgraduate diploma in relevant field of biology
  • Technical University of Mombasa Technical University of Mombasa, Mombasa  
    Course entry requirements:
    Bachelor of Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science (General), Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, OR other relevant qualifications recognized by the University senate OR Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least two (2) years of relevant research and or work experience since graduation.

    Course duration: 4 semesters
  • University of Eldoret 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.
  • Pwani University Pwani University, Kilifi  
  • University of Nairobi University of Nairobi, Nairobi  
  • Tharaka University College Tharaka University College, Tharaka Nithi  
  • South Eastern Kenya University South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui  

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