The School offers Masters of Science in biological sciences which has 13 specializations namely:
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL & VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PLANT TAXONOMY AND ECONOMIC BOTANY
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PLANT ECOLOGY
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MYCOLOGY
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MICROBIOLOGY
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GENETICS
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY OF CONSERVATION
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HYDROBIOLOGY (FISHERIES MANAGEMENT OR MARINE AND FRESH WATER)
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED PARASITOLOGY
All the M. Sc. courses will run for a minimum of two academic years and will be offered by coursework, examination and thesis. The coursework will consist of lectures, tutorials, practicals, field work in appropriate disciplines and seminars. On the successful completion of the first year, the students will devote their second year on research projects in the areas of their individual relevant disciplines then write and present a thesis.
The course shall be offered for a minimum period of 4 semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters and will be offered by coursework, examination and thesis.
Philosophy of the Programme
Rationale of the Programme
Objectives of the programme
Mode of Delivery
Schedule of intakes
The intake is in September
Teaching and learning process:
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. The programme shall be offered for a period of not less than four and not more than twelve semesters
2. The programme will be offered by coursework, examination and thesis. Coursework shall consist of lectures, tutorials, practicals, fieldwork and seminars.
3. Students will be required to take all 11 core units and two additional elective units in either of the two specialisation options giving a total of 13 units.
4. On successful completion of the coursework, students will devote the rest the period in the programme to research in the chosen area of specialization of Entomology and writing a thesis.
Holders of a degree of the University of Nairobi of at least Upper Second Class Honours in
Biological Sciences, Botany, Zoology or Agriculture (in appropriate courses) or an equivalent
qualification from a university recognized by University of Nairobi Senate including relevant
units at undergraduate for appropriate M. Sc. course.
Ø Holders of a Lower Second Class Honours degree in Biological Sciences, Botany, Zoology or
Agriculture (in appropriate courses) or an equivalent qualification from a university recognized
by University of Nairobi Senate including relevant units at undergraduate for appropriate M.
Sc. course plus at least two years relevant work/research experience evidenced by
Ø A pass degree in Biological Sciences, Botany, Zoology or Agriculture (in appropriate courses) or
an equivalent qualification from a university recognized by University of Nairobi Senate
including relevant units at undergraduate for appropriate M. Sc. course, plus at least five
years of documented relevant work/research experience evidenced by publications.
WHO ARE THE EMPLOYERS OF BIOLOGISTS
· Government Ministries
· Biological Research Institutes
· Organizations engaged in Biodiversity Conservation
· Non-Governmental Organizations
· Schools and Colleges
· Medical and Veterinary Pharmaceutical Firms
· Private sector
Fees and Funding
|MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES|
|YEAR 1||YEAR 2||TOTALS|
|Semester 1 - 5UNITS||Semester 2 - 5UNITS||Semester 1 - 4UNITS||Semester 2 - 4UNITS|
|CAUTION - (ONCE)||5,000||0||0||0||5,000|
|EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)||5,000||5,000||4,000||4,000||18,000|
|ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)||7,000||0||7,000||0||14,000|
|REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)||2,250||2,250||2,250||2,250||9,000|
|ID CARD ( PER YEAR)||1,000||0||1,000||0||2,000|
|MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)||6,500||0||6,500||0||13,000|
|LIBRARY (PER YEAR)||5,000||0||5,000||0||10,000|
|ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)||2,000||0||2,000||0||4,000|
|STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)||1,000||0||1,000||0||2,000|
i. All the course units taken shall be examined in the semester in which they are offered.
ii. Examination of each course unit shall be by continuous assessment and a final written examination paper. Continuous assessment shall comprise 30% of the marks and the final examination paper shall comprise 70% of the marks in the examination.
iii. For each course unit, the written examination paper shall be of two-hour duration.
iv. The pass mark for any course unit shall be 50%.
v. A candidate who fails to obtain the pass mark in not more than four course unit shall be allowed to do a supplementary examination in the failed unit or units.
vi. A candidate who fails in at least 50% (seven units) of the total examined course units registered for in the programme shall be discontinued.
vii. A pass obtained by sitting a supplementary examination shall be recorded as 50%.
viii. A candidate who fails to obtain the pass mark in the second sitting of a supplementary examination or fails to complete the course within the prescribed period shall be discontinued.
The candidate shall present a thesis for examination. The candidate shall defend the research findings at a Board of Examiners meeting recommended by the School.