Bachelor of Pharmacy (Diploma Entry) Programme Entry Requirements
- The applicant must have studied the Diploma in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Technology in a PPB Accredited Institution.
- The applicant must have satisfied the general criteria for admission into the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology (DPT) programme as per PPB Guidelines. The PPB general criteria minimum requirements for admission into the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology (DPT) programme are:
- K.C.S.E Mean Grade: KCSE Minimum C (Plain) or its equivalent as equated by KNEC;
- Must have scored a minimum of C (Plain) in the following four cluster subjects: English or Kiswahili; Chemistry or Physical Science; Biology or Biological Science; Mathematics or Physics.
- The applicant must be Enrolled as a Pharmaceutical Technologist by the PPB.
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Diploma Entry) Programme Structure
- Pharmacy Diploma holders who scored a pass (or a GPA >3.0) in their Diploma programme will not receive any Credit Waivers in the BPharm course hence a minimum course duration of 5 academic years.
- Diploma Holders who scored a Credit Grade will be considered for Credit Waivers for courses covered during the 1st year of the BPharm Programme and may join the BPharm programme in the second year of study.
- Higher National Diploma (HND) holders in Pharmacy are granted advanced standing in the BPharm programme (Get Credit waivers in the 1st and 2nd year of study) and may join the BPharm programme in the third year of study.
The course will be run over 4 days per week (Thursday to Sunday) exclusively in the Thika Campus.
Course Assessment will involve: Continuous Assessment Tests, Practicals, Bedside Exam, Oral Exam and End of year examination.
FEE PAYMENT FUNDING AND PLANS
The University is working closely with the Higher Educations Loans Board to ensure the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Diploma Entry) Programme students secure funding through the HELB via the following products:
i)Higher Educations Loans Board (HELB) Continuing Education (CE) Loan Programme
ii)Higher Educations Loans Board (HELB)Direct Entry Student (DES) Loan
This is a HELB Loan Product that targets salaried students who are able to repay their loans while studying. The loan attracts a small interest of 1% per month and is repayable in 48 months.
This is a HELB Loan Product for students joining public or private universities within the East Africa Community. The loan attracts a very small interest of 4% per annum and students repay the loan at the completion of their studies.
MKU Pay as you Learn (PAYL) Fee Payment Plan
This is an innovative fee payment plan designed and developed by the MKU Finance Department for salaried students or students engaged in business activities who receive a monthly income. The fee payment plan allows the student to pay their fees on an agreed monthly instalment.
STUDY LEAVE FOR CIVIL SERVANTS
The School of Pharmacy is working closely with the Office of the Chief Pharmaceutical Technologist in the Ministry of Health to assist those Pharmaceutical Technologists working in the Ministry of Health who wish to obtain a study leave.