This is a two year programme leading to award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The main objective of this course is to offer a multidisciplinary postgraduate course in order to train experts capable of meeting the challenges in the field of public health.

2.1 The common regulations for the Master's Degree in all faculties of the University of Nairobi shall apply.

2.2 The following shall be eligible for admission into the programme.

2.2.1 Holders of any of the following degrees, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS), Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (BScN), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.), Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) of the University of Nairobi or a degree  from any other institution recognised by the University of Nairobi Senate and  at least one year of post-registration experience in a medical or other health related field.

2.2.2 Holders of a first degree from the University of Nairobi in a discipline closely related to public health and medicine including an upper second class honours degree in

environmental health, sociology, nutrition, demography, statistics, economics, planning, administration and anthropology, education and communication, who in addition have relevant and adequate practical experience of not less than two years.

2.2.3 Holders of Bachelor of Science degree of lower second class in the discipline mentioned in. 2.2.1 or 2.2.2 with relevant Post Graduate Diploma or three years relevant experience.

2.2.4 Holders of equivalent qualifications to those in 2.2.1, 2.2.2 or 2.2.3 recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.


  1. Health informatics specialist.
  2. Health care administrator.
  3. Epidemiologist/research analyst.
  4. Public health project manager.
  5. Health and safety engineers.
Exam Regulations

6.1.1 The common regulations for the Masters Degree in all the Faculties of the University of Nairobi shall apply.


6.1.2 Candidates enrolled for the degree shall be required to take examinations and pass in all courses before being allowed to proceed to the second year of study.

6.1.3 All the courses will each be examined by 1x3hour written examination paper at the end of the semester.

6.1.4 Continuous assessments shall comprise assignments, end of term papers, written     tests, seminar presentations and any other tests as may be given during the course.           

6.1.5 The final examination in each course will constitute 70% of the total mark while the continuous assessment test shall constitute 30%.

6.1.6 The pass mark for each course shall be 50%.

6.1.7 A candidate who fails to obtain a pass mark in any of the course, shall on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of examiners and approval by the Senate, be allowed to re-sit the failed courses for a maximum of two times during the  next regular examinations.

6.1.8 The pass mark obtained after a re-sit examination shall be recorded as 50% while that for a retake examination shall be the mark obtained at the said sitting.

6.1.9 A candidate who fails a second re-sit or retake examination or fails to complete the programme within the prescribed period shall on recommendation of the Faculty Board of Examiners and approval of the Senate be discontinued.

6.2 Examination of Dissertation

6.2.1 The common regulations of examination of dissertation in all Faculties shall apply.

6.2.2 The dissertation shall be examined out of 100% and marks distributed as 70% for the dissertation and 30% for the oral defence of the dissertation.

6.2.3 The pass mark shall be 50%.

6.2.4  A candidate who fails to obtain a pass mark in the dissertation, may on the recommendation of the Faculty Board and approval of Senate, be allowed to re-submit the dissertation after three months up to a maximum of two times.

6.2.5    The pass mark obtained by re-submission of the dissertation shall be recorded as 50%.

6.2.6    A candidate who fails in a second re-submission of the dissertation, shall on the recommendation of Faculty Board of Examiners and approval of Senate, be discontinued.