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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Nairobi, Kenya
The Biology programme offered by the University of Nairobi places emphasis on disciplines that relate to natural resource management such as parasitology, entomology, microbiology and molecular biology. It is expected that these students shall have a broad-based foundation in biology including molecular biology.
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The vision of the School of Biological Sciences is "to become the Center of Excellence in environmental, biological and biotechnological research, and in training, innovation and dissemination of knowledge in Africa and in the world as a whole".

The Biology programme offered by the University of Nairobi endeavours to produce graduates with a broad- based yet appreciable in-depth knowledge of the science of botany and zoology, with a focus on plants and animals, microorganisms and the environment, and its applications. Periodic reviews of the curriculum are undertaken to ensure the continued relevance of the programmes to the country's national development needs in manpower training and also the global trend.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ecophysiology
  • Phycology
  • Cytology And Cytogenetics
  • Microbial Metabolism
  • Biostatistics
  • Plant Cell Biology
  • Lichenology
  • Principles Of Ethnobotany
  • Plant Nematology
  • Plant Virology
  • Plant Growth And Development

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Candidates who intend to take Botany must have obtained the minimum University and Faculty of Science admission requirements.
  • They must have obtained a minimum grade of C+ in Biology in KCSE.
  • They must have passed with a minimum grade of C in Chemistry or Physical Science in the KSCE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    831 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 831 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    831 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 831 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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96000 Kshs

Living costs for Nairobi

  • 49608 - 74990 KES/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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