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Kenyatta University School of Medicine Pharmacy


Kenyatta University invites applications from interested candidates to join School of Medicine Pharmacy Programmes 2018/2019. Download online application forms for January and September admissions for training of professional pharmacists both at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

The Pharmacy  department has three sections namely;

  1. Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy
  2. Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy
  3. Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

These sections are semi-autonomous units, teaching the five different disciplines within the Pharmacy profession. The three sections will transition into three departments within the proposed School of Pharmacy, in the academic year 2017/2018.
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The following are the programmes currently being offered at the Department of Pharmacy & CAM;

1. Bachelor of Pharmacy

The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree course (B. Pharm) is a full time programme that extends over a period of not less than five academic years of three semesters each. All the courses in the programme are core and must be successfully completed by the student before graduation. A course is designated as one or more units of study.
The objectives of the program are to train a professional who:
i) Is capable of stimulating and sustaining the country’s natural system of medicine and the pharmaceutical industry.
ii) Is competent in communicating and making judgment in all matters pertaining to drugs.
iii) Will fully participate in treatment of diseases, alleviation and prevention of suffering.
iv) Will help to formulate and sustain national policies with respect to the production, preservation, quality control and safe use of drugs.
The department also offers PhD programmes in various pharmaceutical sciences, aimed at impacting research skills and contributing to the body of knowledge in the relevant areas of specialization.
2. PhD. Pharmaceutical Sciences – By Thesis
3. PhD Pharmacognosy – By Thesis
4. PhD Pharmaceutical Chemistry – By Thesis

Proposed Masters Programmes

1. MSc. Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy
2. MSc. Pharmacognosy & Complementary Medicine
3. MSc. Medicinal Chemistry
4. M. Pharm Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
5. MSc. Pharmacology
6. MSc. Pharmacy Management and Pharmaeconomics
7. MSc. Pharmacoepideminology and Pharmacovigilance

Proposed PhD Programmes

1. PhD Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
2. PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology
3. PhD Pharmacy Management and Pharmaeconomics
4. PhD Pharmacoepideminology and Pharmacovigilance
In addition to meeting the university entry requirements, candidates for admission into the BPharm degree course shall be required to have obtained

Chemistry B
Mathematics or Physics C+
English or Kiswahili B
Biological Sciences B +
Physical Sciences B+
Mathematics C+
English or Kiswahili B+

Two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass In Physics or Mathematics
Holders of a Diploma in the following areas from a recognized Training Institution. The candidate must have attained the minimum University entry requirements of C+ at KCSE OR division II at O level.

  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Basic and /or Advanced Nursing
  • Public Health/Environmental Health
  • Dental Sciences
  • Diploma in Biological Sciences
  1. e) Holders of any degree in Biological Sciences or Chemistry from Kenyatta University or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.

Mode of study:
5 Years (3 Trimesters per academic year)