List of courses offered at Pwani University



Pwani University is located in the coastal city of Mombasa. The university offers undergraduate, masters and PhD courses as listed below.


Bachelor of Science in

    • Mathematics,
    • Physics,
    • Chemistry,
    • Botany and Zoology
    • Computer Science
    • Biochemistry
    • Biotechnology
    • Industrial Chemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Marine Biology and Fisheries
    • Nursing and Public Health (Direct Entry)
    • Nursing (Upgrading)
    • Environmental Health
    • Public Health (Upgrading)

Entry Requirement
The minimum requirement is mean grade C+ (PLUS) for undergraduate program

PhD in

    • Statistics,
    • Physics,
    • Chemistry,
    • Botany,
    • Zoology,
    • Fisheries,
    • Public Health and
    • Nutrition

Master of Science in

    • Physics (Theoretical and Applied)
    • Statistics
    • Biochemistry
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry (all options)
    • Public Health

Entry Requirement
MSc programs: must be a holder of a Bachelor of Science in the relevant degree or its equivalent from a recognised university with at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) degree. OR Lower Second Class Degree with at least two (2) of relevant experience.
PhD programs: must be a holder of a Masters Degree in a relevant field from a recognised University.


Bachelor of Education in

      • Arts
      • Early Childhood Education
      • Library Science
      • Primary Education
      • Science
      • Special Needs Education

Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Bachelor of Science in

      • Records Management and Information Technology
      • Agricultural Education and Extension

Enrty Requirements
Minimum of Mean grade C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) or equivalent qualifications

    • PHD PROGRAMMES (minimum 3years)
      Doctor of Philosophy in

        • Comparative and International Studies,
        • Curriculum Studies
        • Early Childhood Studies
        • Educational Communications and Technology
        • Educational Foundations
        • Educational Management and Policy Studies
        • Educational Planning & Economics of Education
        • Educational Planning and Economics of Education
        • Educational Psychology
        • Guidance & Counselling
        • Higher Education
        • History of Education
        • Mathematics and Science Education (Mathematics Education; Biology Education; Chemistry Education; Physics Education)
        • Sociology of Education and Policy Studies

MASTERS PROGRAMMES (minimum 2 years)
Master of Education in

        • Comparative and International Studies
        • Curriculum Development
        • Early Childhood Education
        • Economics of Education
        • Educational Administration
        • Educational Planning
        • Educational Psychology
        • Guidance & Counselling
        • Higher Education
        • History of Education
        • Philosophy of Education
        • Science and Mathematics Education
        • Sociology of Education and Policy Studies
        • Special Needs Education

Master of Library and Information Science
Master of Science in:

      • Records Management and Archives Administration
      • Agricultural Education
      • Agricultural Extension


      • Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Issues
      • Post Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies
      • Graduate Diploma in Education
      • Post Graduate Diploma in Social Science Research
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling

Enrty Requirements 
Postgraduate Diploma
A Bachelors degree of Pwani University or equivalent qualification from an accredited university or college
Masters Degree
A holder of a Bachelors degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours Upper Division or its equivalent in the relevant discipline, from a recognised institution.
A holder of a Bachelors degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division or its equivalent from a recognised institution provided s/he have two years working experience in the relevant discipline.

Doctoral Degree
A holder of a Masters degree from a recognised institution in an area or subject relevant to the proposed area of study


Bachelor of Science in

    • Animal Production and Health Management
    • Agriculture and Enterprise Development
    • Horticulture
    • Agricultural Resource Management
    • Agribusiness Management and Trade

Bachelor of Environmental Science
Bachelor of Environmental Planning and Management
Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Community Development)

Entry Requirements

A mean grade of at least C+ (plus) or its equivalent in KCSE, and depending on the degree cluster at least C+ in three of the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture, Geography, Home Science, Computer Studies, Commerce and Economics. OR “A” level certificate with at least one principal in the subjects indicated above. OR Diploma with a minimum of Credit Pass in related field of study from a recognized institution.

PhD in

  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Studies (Community Development)

Master of Science in

  • Livestock Science
  • Agronomy
  • Geography
  • Integrated Soil Fertility Management

Master of Environmental Sciences
Master of Environmental Studies (Community Development)
Entry Requirements 
Minimum entry requirements for PhD

  • Masters in a relevant field of Animal, Agriculture or Environmental Science from a recognized University
  • A concept note of the proposed research project

Minimum entry requirements for MSc

  • Bachelors degree in Animal, General Agriculture, Environmental Science or related discipline from a recognized University with: Second Class Honours (Upper Division) OR
  • Second Class (Lower Division), with evidence of at least two years relevant working experience


Bachelor of Commerce in

    • Business Administration
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Management Science
    • Business Administration
    • Accounting and Finance

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality And Tourism Management
Bachelor of Arts in

    • Computer,
    • Mathematics,
    • Economics
    • Philosophy,
    • Sociology
    • Kiswahili
    • English
    • Geography
    • Psychology
    • Archeology
    • Political Science
    • Religious Christian Option
    • Religious Islamic Option
    • History
    • Literature
    • French

PHD Programmes

Doctor of Philosophy in

    • Philosophy
    • Religious Studies (Christianity Option)
    • Religious Studies (Islamic Option)

Masters Programmes
Master of Arts in

  • Religious Studies(Christianity Option)
  • Religious Studies(Islamic Option)
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Kiswahili
  • Literature
  • English and Linguistics

Master of Business Administration (MBA)