Kenyatta University School of Medicine Entry Requirements (2020/2021)

Kenyatta University School of Medicine Entry Requirements (2020/2021)

There are several universities in Kenya currently offering undergraduate courses in medicine and related disciplines. One of them is Kenyatta University, one of the best universities in Kenya. Here we look at the latest on Kenyatta University School of Medicine entry requirements for those who wish to pursue the courses they offer.

Currently, Kenyatta University School of Medicine offers several approved medicine programmes, two of which are undergraduate courses:

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
  2. Bachelor of Science (Medical Laboratory Science)

The other programmes on offer at KU School of Medicine are;

  1. MSc., Infectious Diseases
  2. Master of Medicine in Family Medicine
  3. PhD in different specialties of Medicine

Kenyatta University School of Medicine Entry Requirements

The first and most important entry requirement is the minimum university requirement, which currently stands at C+ in KCSE. Other requirements will be dependent on the programme one wishes to pursue.

It’s therefore worth noting that Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) has slightly different entry requirements to Bachelor of Science (Medical Laboratory Science).

KU Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Entry Requirements

In order to pursue this programme at Kenyatta University School of Medicine, apart from obtaining a mean grade at least C+ in KCSE, the candidate must pass the subject clusters indicated below or two principal passes at A level or their equivalents.

Alternative A

  • Biology – B (plain)
  • Chemistry – B (plain)
  • Mathematics or Physics – B (plain)
  • English or Kiswahili – B (plain)

Alternative B

  • Biological Sciences – B (plain)
  • Physical Sciences – B (plain)
  • Mathematics – B (plain)
  • English or Kiswahili – B (plain)
 

OR

Candidate must have obtained 2 principal passes in Biology and Chemistry as well as a subsidiary pass in Mathematics or Physics.

OR

The candidate must be a holder of Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized Medical Training Institution and should be registered as a Clinical Officer. In addition, the candidate must have scored a minimum of C+ in KCSE or Division II at O Level.

OR

The candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biology, Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory Sciences, or Nursing and Pharmacy.

NB: The programme takes 6 academic years to complete, each academic years having three semesters. Every course in the programme is core and must be successfully completed before the student can graduate.


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KU Bachelor of Science (Medical Laboratory Science) Entry Requirements

In order to pursue this programme at Kenyatta University School of Medicine, the candidate must meet one of the following alternative entry requirements:

Alternative A

  • Biology – B (plain)
  • Chemistry – B (plain)
  • Mathematics or Physics – C+ (plus)
  • English or Kiswahili – B (plain)

Alternative B

  • Biological Sciences – B+ (plus)
  • Physical Sciences – B+ (plus)
  • Mathematics – C+ (plus)
  • English or Kiswahili – B (plain)

Alternative C

  • KACE 2 principals Biology and Chemistry, 1 subsidiary pass

Alternative D

NB: It takes 4 years to complete B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Science). A candidate is required to pass all the 52 units as well as the three university common units (UCUs) to successfully complete the programme and graduate. Holders of Diploma (MLS) may apply for unit waivers in accordance to Kenyatta University policy on credit waivers.

Kenyatta University School of Medicine Postgraduate Programmes

If you wish to pursue a Postgraduate programme at Kenyatta University School of Medicine, you can check their entry requirements here: KU Postgraduate Programme Entry Requirements for School of Medicine.

 

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