Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Science in Biotechnology in Kenya

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

Institutions Offering Master of Science in Biotechnology

  •  University of Nairobi, Nairobi  
    Admission Requirements:
    1. Common regulations for the Master’s degree in the University of Nairobi.
    2. Holders of a degree of the University of Nairobi of at least Upper Second Class in Science, Engineering, Agriculture or equivalent qualification from a University recognized by Senate.
    3. Holders of the degree of the University of Nairobi in Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Dentistry or equivalent qualification from a University recognized by the Senate.
    4. Holders of Lower Second Class degree in areas specified in (2) plus at least two years relevant research/work experience may be considered for admission.
    5. Holders of Lower Second Class degree in areas specified in (2) plus a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant disciplines.
    6. Holders of a Pass degree in areas specified in (2) plus a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant disciplines or at least three years relevant research/work experience may be considered for admission.

  •  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi  
    The following shall be eligible for admission:

    (i) A holder of at least B.Sc Second Class Honors (upper division) in Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology and Horticulture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

    (ii) A holder of at least B.Sc Second Class Honors (upper division) in Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology and Horticulture or an equivalent qualification of an Institution recognized by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Senate as comparable academic status.

    (iii) In exceptional cases a holder of a second Class Honors (Lower Division) degree in the subjects areas listed in (i) and (ii) provided the candidate has at least 2 years research experience as evidenced by relevant publications.



    Specialization options:

    (i) Phytobiotechnology

    (ii) Animal Biotechnology

    (iii) Microbial Biotechnology
  •  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.



    Course duration: 2 years


    Course content

    (i) Molecular Population Genetics

    (ii) Microbial Genetics

    (iii) Industrial Biotechnology

    (iv) Plant cell and Tissue Culture

    (v) Food Biochemistry

    (vi) Biosafety and Intellectual Property Rights SBC

    (vii) Environmental Microbial Biotechnology SBC

    (viii) Bioinformatics

    (ix) Medical Biotechnology SBC

    (x) Molecular Breeding SBC

    (xi) Thesis
  •  Mount Kenya University, Thika  
    Duration: 4 semesters

    Tuition fees: Kshs. 59,550 Per Semester

    Minimum entry requirements:
    -Bachelor degree in relevant field with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
    Or
    -Equivalent qualification recognized by the Mount Kenya University senate.




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