Master of Science in Tropical & Infectious Diseases (MSc. TID)

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The Masters in Tropical and Infectious Diseases is designed to build core Infectious Disease Control teams consisting of physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, epidemiologists and biologists; capable of predicting disease outbreak, carrying out disease surveillance and controlling disease epidemics.

The established core teams will be expected to work closely with the relevant ministries to combat and control diseases.

They will also be expected to work with non-governmental and international organizations to achieve the same goals.

Candidates eligible for admission into the MSc. TID must have any of the following minimum qualifications from the University of Nairobi or any other universities recognized by the senate of the University of Nairobi:

1. Holders of Bachelors degree in Medicine & Surgery, Dental Surgery, Pharmacy, Nursing Sciences and Veterinary Medicine;

2. Holders of upper second class honours degree in biomedical sciences with at least three years working experience in medical research or in disease control programmes.

3. Holders of lower second class honours degree in biomedical sciences with at least five years working experience in medical research or in disease control programmes.

4. Any other equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate.

Course Duration & Fee Structure

The MSc. TID covers a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters of fifteen (15) weeks each.

A candidate is required to take minimum of three (3) course units and a maximum of five (5) course units in a semester.

1st year:

Kenyans Ksh. 312,500

Non Kenyans US$ 5,208

2nd year

Kenyans Ksh. 317,500

Non Kenyans US$ 5,291

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