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

Complementary medicine is currently the fastest growing form of health care worldwide in both developed and developing countries. It is estimated by World Health Organization that a big percentage of world population still relies on complementary medicine is gaining popularity as a mainstream therapy. Today complementary medicines are being employed worldwide in a variety of health care settings and as home remedies .Safety, efficacy, quality, access and rational use of this form of health care are issues of concern. The Masters in Science in Pharmacognocy and complementary medicine is intended to produce a pool of highly trained personnel who will be involved in research and development, policy aspects of medicines from nature and complementary medicine.

Admission Requirements
  1. The common Regulations for Masters Degrees of the University of Nairobi shall apply.
  2. The following shall be eligible for admission into the programme with any of the following minimum qualification from the University of Nairobi:

– Holders of Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of Dental surgery and Bachelor of veterinary Medicine.
– Holders of at Least Upper Second Class Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences.
– Holders of Lower Second Class degree in the areas specified in ( b) above plus at least two years relevant research experience or academic work.
– Holders of a pass degree in the areas specified in (b) above plus a postgraduate diploma in the relevant areas.
– Holders of any equivalent qualifications from institutions recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

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

Graduates of this programme, shall have doors opened for
– management,
– lead scientist positions,
– and entrepreneurial enterprises. As with other areas of biotechnology research, chemistry, and pharmaceutical manufacturing

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

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**This programme will be completed after a duration of 2 years, with fees per year as follows:
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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
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