WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Science in Medical Statistics
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases
Campus:Kenyatta National Hospital Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

The MSc. in Medical Statistics course aims at training personnel to serve in the fields of national health systems, the pharmaceutical industry, and in research which is important to the development of a country. The course equips such personnel with the relevant knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of statistics and their applications in health research.

The MSc. degree in Medical Statistics covers a minimum duration of four (4) semesters and maximum duration of ten (10) semesters of fifteen (15) weeks each


Semester 1
WMS 601 – Statistical Methods I

WMS 603 – Epidemiological Methods I

WMS 605 – Data Management and Statistical Computing

WMS 607 – Sample Survey Methods

WMS 608 – Health Services Survey and Statistics

Semester 2
WMS 602 – Statistical Methods II

WMS 604 – Epidemiological Methods II

WMS 606 – Multivariate Statistical Methods

WMS 609 –   Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials

WMS 610 – Statistical Genetics I

Semester 1

WMS 701 – Advanced Statistical Models

WMS 703 – Statistical Demography

WMS 705 – Statistical Methods for Survival Data

WMS 707 – Professional Issues in Medical Statistics

WMS 709 – Modeling Dynamics of Infectious and Communicable Diseases

WMS 717 – Spatial Statistical Methods in Health Sciences

Semester 2

WMS 750 – Project

Admission Requirements

All Applicants shall be:
Holders of Bachelors degrees in Medicine & Surgery, Dental Sciences, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine and Nursing Sciences from the University of Nairobi.

Holders of at least an upper second class Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Arts based subjects with strong mathematical background from the University of Nairobi.

Holders of a lower second class degree in the disciplines specified in (2) above plus postgraduate diploma or at least two years of relevant research/work experience in their respective fields.

Holders of a pass degree in the disciplines specified in(2)  plus a post-graduate diploma in the relevant disciplines with at least two years of research/work experience.

Holders of a pass degree in the areas specified in (2) plus at least five years of research/work experience.

Any other qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $49

How to Apply:
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University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course can find work in a wide variety of health and medical settings, including:
– research laboratories at hospitals,
– pharmaceutical or biomedical firms,
– government agencies and
– academic institutions

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Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

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International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. M'imunya Machoki James
Principal College of Health Sciences
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries