Which is the best University to Study Biostatistics in Kenya?
Biostatistics is one of the best degree courses in Kenya with over 90 % of graduates securing employment less than 6 months after graduation. The undergraduate course is offered at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), which is the best university for biostatistics studies at undergraduate level.
When it comes to post graduate, you will find the course being offered at various universities. But the best universities to enroll for Msc Biostatistics are JKUAT and University of Nairobi
In Nairobi they don’t call it biostatistics but biometry. The two courses are similar and the only difference is the name.
There are actually three options when choosing a masters in statistical field. You can choose either biostatistics, applied statistics or pure statistics.
If you select biostatistics then it means you will work in the medical field-you can also work in the NGO ,government and hospitals.
Among the popular employers of biostatisticians in Kenya include Kemri,Ilri,KNH,KNBS,UN,Amref,World Vision,CARE,Ministry of Health,and Oxfam