WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Dental Sciences
Campus:Kenyatta National Hospital Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

The Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (MDS-OMFS), programme is intended to train oral health officers to master the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral and maxillofacial disease and related orofacial problems as well as a give sound scientific foundation to enable them teach undergraduate and postgraduate students and to carry out original research.  This will ensure the calibre of graduates who will sustain the discipline through practice, research and continuing education.


The Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery shall take a minimum of four and a maximum of eight academic years of full time training and shall consist of course work, clinical duties and original research work leading to a dissertation.  The research project will start in the second year and shall be examined in the final year.

Admission Requirements

The common regulations for the Master Degrees in all Schools of the University of Nairobi shall apply.

Candidates shall be holders of a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree of the University of Nairobi, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution approved by the University of Nairobi Senate.  The degree must be registrable by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

Candidates shall have at least one year of working experience in clinical dental surgery after internship training.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $50

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

Graduates of this programme can take up careers as:
– dentists in  public  or  private  health  institutions,
– oral  healthcare  product  managers  in  dentally allied manufacturing companies or
– teaching at universities and colleges.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
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