WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Science in Medical Microbiology
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Medicine
Campus:Kenyatta National Hospital Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

M.Sc. Medical Microbiology course covers the molecular and medical aspects of virology, bacteriology, immunology, and mycology to infection. In this course, candidates will develop the practical skills, knowledge, and critical awareness required to pursue their career in medical microbiology


The Master of Science degree course in Medical Microbiology shall cover two academic years.

  1. The first year shall be devoted entirely to course work in which candidates shall be required to take all courses offered in that year in form of lectures, practicals, tutorials and seminars.
  2. In the second year, candidates shall do course work during the first term and undertake a research project in the second and final tem.
  3. The second year shall be devoted to an individual research project and submission of thesis, and during this period, the candidate shall also participate in seminars and journal clubs.
Admission Requirements

The common regulations for the Master’s degree in the Faculty of Medicine and those of the University of Nairobi shall apply.

Candidates eligible for admission into the Master of Science degree in Medical Microbiology shall have the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree, Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine degree, Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree, Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Nairobi, or any other institution recognized by the Senate of the University of \Nairobi as being of comparable academic status.
  2. Holders of Bachelor of Science upper second class degree  in zoology from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the University of Nairobi.
  3. Holders of Bachelor of Science lower second class degree in Zoology with at least three years working experience in a relevant field of microbiology or with a postgraduate diploma in Microbiology.
  4. Holders of Bachelor of Science pass degree in zoology with a postgraduate diploma in Microbiology and at least three years working experience in a relevant field of microbiology.
  5. In addition to provision of evidence of eligibility for admission, candidates may be required by the Faculty to appear for interview to determine their suitability for admission.
Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $49

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = to apply Online

University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Research Assistant
– Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologists
– Quality Assurance Technologists
– Sales or Technical Representative
– Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologists
– Medical Technologists
– Biomedical Scientist
– Clinical Research Associate

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Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

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International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. M'imunya Machoki James
Principal College of Health Sciences
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries