Diploma in Medical Biotechnology - Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology | Educartis

3 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This three year diploma course has been designed to impart knowledge of current trends in Medical Biotechnology and equip them with the skills to pursue careers in areas such as pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, IVT & ET, stem cell banking, and other related fields. Taken on-campus at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, this course aims to create graduates who are able to work to prevent human diseases, diagnose them early, and find solutions that can improve healthcare in Kenya. 

The field of scientific research is growing every day, fuelled by the desire of human beings to develop solutions to old and new medical problems. With this degree, the scope in the field of medical biotechnology is huge and students will be equipped to enter careers that will allow them to find answers to human and animal diseases, climate change, fuel alternatives, and food security - as well as improve the overall quality of life of Kenyan citizens. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Participate in the formulation and development of policies in biomedical sciences, technology, and health. 
  • Network, collaborate, and conduct joint research within this field. 
  • Create and improve upon products and processes within agriculture, medicine and conservation using biological organisms. 
  • Use a range of standard and highly specialised laboratory equipment.
Certification obtained

Diploma in Medical Biotechnology

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will enhance students skills in careers such as: 

  • Epidemiologist 
  • Food Scientist 
  • Stem Cell Researcher 
  • Microbiologist 


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either: 

  • A Minimum KCSE Mean Grade of C -  with a C - in each of the following: English/Kiswahili, Mathematics/Physics, Biology, and Chemistry 
  • A KNEC Certificate in Technical Education from a recognised institution 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out an application form 
  • Provide scanned copies of previous examination certificates 
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee 

Payment options

Students can pay their fees through a bank deposit or transfer using the following information: 

  • Bank Name: Equity Bank
  • Account Number: 0500294636103
  • Branch: Kakamega Branch 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology over the period of three years (6 semesters). 

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