Most marketable masters courses in Kenya


Kenya is a country full of opportunity. In this article, we will take you through the most marketable Masters courses in Kenya.

With information on job prospects, these are some of the best options for young Kenyans looking to start their careers after graduation.

Marketable Masters courses in Kenya

Below are some of the most marketable master courses in Kenya in no specific order.

MSC IN NURSING

The course takes its students through clinical training, research skills, leadership and management modules as well as public health practices among others.

It is open to all students who have completed their undergraduate degree in Nursing.The applicant should have altleast 2 years of experience in the nursing field.

Job prospects: The employment rate for the course is 32% and graduates are usually employed in hospitals as staff nurses, practice managers or consultants.

MSC PUBLIC HEALTH AND POLICY MANAGEMENT

This course is specifically for students who are interested in the management of public health systems and services. You will learn how to enhance efficiency, equity and effectiveness.

Job prospects: After completing an MBA in Public Health Management, your marketability is highly enhanced .You will find employment in large public health agencies and hospitals with high-level responsibility for management of clinical services, education and research programs, quality assurance systems and budgets.

You can also work as a consultant/advisor to national and international public health agencies.

MASTERS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

This program offers specialization in either economics or political studies with courses on public management, finance and human resource development.

It is open to anyone who’s interested in developing skills to plan, manage and evaluate public policies.

It is ideal for people who aspire to be administrators of local governments as well as professionals such as economists and educators with an interest in government affairs.

Job Prospects:Job opportunities after graduation are in national and local governments, NGOs/ international organizations or private consultancy firms.

MASTERS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND GOVERNANCE

This is a course for those who want to work at the United Nations or other multilateral agencies as well as students seeking careers in lobbying or law practice. The program is geared towards the study of international law and its impact on national, regional and global governance systems.

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Job Prospects: Graduates would work in a wide range of positions as they help shape international legal norms including lawyers, judges, diplomats or public officials.

MASTERS IN IT AND BUSINESS ANALYTICS

This is an excellent course for those who are looking to work in the business world. This degree will give you a competitive edge as it equips students with advanced skills, giving them knowledge of information systems analysis, integration and design across different contexts. You’ll also learn about managing data solutions to support decision-making.

Job Prospects: The potential job opportunities are diverse. Graduates will find themselves in the following positions: project manager, business analyst etc.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

This is one of the most sought after masters program.Students will specialize in the fields of marketing, accountancy or economics with courses on international business practices among others.

It is open to anyone interested in business and economics.

Job Prospects: Marketers, accountants or economists among others.

M.A IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

This program is for individuals who are interested in international relations and how it impacts the world’s most pressing issues such as trade, globalisation and international security.

It is open to anyone with a qualification in any field who wants to study International Relations or related subjects.

Job Prospects: Graduates work as diplomats, public officials or lawyers among others.

MASTERS IN ARTS AND HUMANITIES

This is open to all students who have completed a bachelor degree in any of the fine or performing arts disciplines such as painting, sculpture, drama and music among others.

The goal of this programme is to provide students with the skills required to pursue a career in any of these arts disciplines.

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Job prospects: Artists, actors , gallery owners, music directors,movie producers and arts managers among others.

MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Students are taught management skills for the corporate world. It provides a mix of both theoretical knowledge about business organisations as well as practical experience in managing and leading them.

Job prospects: Graduates would work as managers in diverse industries such as manufacturing, finance and public service.

MSC IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The programme provides knowledge about the latest trends in information technology so that graduates can design applications for computers and other machines to process huge amounts of data in a short period.

Job prospects: Database administrators, web developers or information system analysts.

MSC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

The programme is tailored for those who wish to become software engineers and help develop new computer programs such as internet applications.

Job prospects: Computer programmers, software engineers or IT consultants.

MSC OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED COMPUTING

It is tailored for those who wish to be computer consultants and help develop the use of computers in business.

Job prospects: IT managers, information security officers or software engineers.

MSC IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

This programme teaches students how to design new applications using a range of programming languages.

Job prospects: Software programmers, software engineers or IT consultants.

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN MEDICINE

This programme is tailored for those who would wish to specialize in various disciplines in Medicine, such as anesthesia, neurology, pathology and radiology.

Job prospects: Graduates would work as specialists in clinical medicine, laboratory physicians or hospital administrators.This is one of the highest paying careers in Kenya.

MSC IN NUTRITION AND DIETICS

This programme is tailored for those who would wish to specialize in various fields of dietetics such as food service management, dietetics, nutrition and community health.

Job prospects: Dieticians or nutritional counselors in the private sector.

MSC ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND ENGINEERING

This programme is tailored for those who wish to specialize in fields such as environmental management and policy , environmental engineering, and sustainable resource management.

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Job prospects: Graduates can work as environmental managers or engineers in the private sector and the government sector .

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN DENTAL SURGERY

This programme is tailored for those who wish to specialize in fields such as general dentistry, oral surgery and maxillofacial prosthetics.

Job prospects: Dental surgeons or specialists in the private and government sectors .

MASTERS OF RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY

This programme is tailored for those who want to specialize in fields such as public policy research and analysis, environmental management, international development studies and sustainable resource management.

Job prospects: Researchers or analysts

M.A IN PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

This programme is tailored for those who want to specialize in fields such as project planning, management and control of large-scale projects.

Job Prospects:Graduates would work as planners or managers in the private sector and the government sectors .

Where to apply for the masters course

Most of the masters courses above are taught in the University of Nairobi. To apply for any programme login to their online portal and fill in your application.

Alternatively you can check whether the courses above are also offered in other Kenyan universities by visiting their websites.

Each university has different entry requirements but the base line is that you ought to have completed your undergraduate degree.

The fees differ for each programme but it ranges from about Kshs. 100,000 to over Kshs. 300,000.

The minimum course duration ranges from 2 years to 3 years and you will be required to complete a project thesis or a computer project for you to graduate.

Conclusion

There are many more marketable masters courses available in Kenya.The above list is not exhaustive.

If you are thinking of a taking a masters course that is not available here and do not know what field you can get a job in ,leave your comment and we will get back to you with the appropriate profession.

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