Pwani university courses and fee structure 2019 update


Pwani University which was formerly known as Kilifi Institute of Agriculture is strategically placed in the heart of the Coastal region of Kenya in Kilifi County. The University began in 1984 and was later upgraded to a Constituent College of Kenyatta University on August 23rd, 2007.

Pwani University was given a charter as a full- fledged University in March 2013. Pwani University, coupled with highly qualified staff members, has more than five schools in which it offers a diversity of degree programs in Health, Sciences, Education, Humanities, and Arts.

Courses Offered at Pwani University

The following are courses currently offered at Pwani University. kindly visit their website for more information on intakes and application.

Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Agriculture
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Community Development

Diploma Courses

School of Pure and Applied Sciences

  • Computer Science
  • Diploma in Applied Biology

School of Education

  • Diploma Primary Education
  • Diploma in Guidance & Counseling
  • Diploma in Agri. Educ and Extension
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Development

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Diploma in Nutrition & Health
  • Diploma in Travel and Tour Operations
  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Diploma in Agriculture and Marketing
  • Community Development
  • Animal Health Management
  • Information Technology
  • Horticulture and Marketing

Pwani university degree programmes

School of Pure and Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Science in

  • Nursing
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Health
  • Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Marine
  • Nursing Upgrading
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Mathematics

Pwani University School of Education

Bachelor of Education In

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts – German
  • Agriculture Education and Extension
  • Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili
  • Bachelor of Education in Arts – French
  • Bachelor of Education Science – Computer
  • Bachelor of Arts in English & Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science – Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science – Geography
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Education Science – Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science – Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Education in Special Needs
  • Bachelor of Arts – French
  • Bachelor of Arts – Literature
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology
  • Bachelor of Arts – History and Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Science- Marine Biology & Fisheries
  • Bachelor of Arts in History & International Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts – General
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition & Dietetics

School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies – Community Development
  • Bachelor of Science – Dryland Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Science – Horticulture
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science – Horticultural Science & Management
  • Bachelor of Science – Agriculture and Enterprise Development
  • Bachelor of Science – Animal Production and Health Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Planning & Management
  • Bachelor of Science- Agribusiness Management and Trade

Masters Programmes

Pwani University School of Education

  • Masters of Education – Curriculum Development
  • Masters of Management In Education
  • Masters in Education – Science and Maths methods
  • Masters of Education Planning
  • Masters of Education – Special Needs
  • Masters in AGED
  • Masters of Education – Psychology
  • Masters of Education

School of Pure And Applied Sciences

  • Masters of Science – Fisheries
  • Masters of Health
  • Masters of Science – Physics
  • Masters in Chemistry
  • Masters of Science  – Microbiology
  • Masters of Science – Applied Entomology

School Of Agriculture and Environmental Science

  • Masters of Science – Agronomy
  • Masters in Environmental Science
  • Masters in Communication Development
  • Masters of Science – Environmental Science – CD
  • Masters of Science – Livestock
  • Masters in Environmental Studies

School of Humanities And Social Sciences

  • M.A in History
  • M.A -n Literature
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • M.A in Religious Studies
  • M.A in Kiswahili
  • M.A in  Sociology
  • M.A in English

Pwani University Ph.D. Programmes

School of Education

  • Ph.D. – Sociology Of Education
  • Ph.D. – Education Administration
  • Ph.D. – Communication Technology and French
  • Ph.D. – History Of Education
  • Ph.D. – Educational Psychology
  • Ph.D. – Educational Planning

School of Pure and Applied Sciences

  • Ph.D. – Chemistry
  • Ph.D. – Statistics
  • Ph.D. – Medical Entomology

School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

  • Ph.D. – Environmental Science
  • Ph.D. – Environmental Planning and Management
  • Ph.D. – Horticulture

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Ph.D. – Psychology
  • Ph.D. – Linguistics – English, and Kiswahili.
  • Ph.D. – Geography
  • Ph.D. – Sociology
  • Ph.D. – Religious Studies
  • Ph.D. – Literature

Pwani University Fee Structures

The University has a different fee structure for different students categories shown below. Click to download the fee structure for the respective tuition program.

Pwani University Contact Info

P.O. BOX 195-80108, Kilifi.
Tel: +254-41 7525 105/+254 725 91 61 45/+254 7525102/4/7
Fax: +254-41 7522 128
Email: [email protected]

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