Project Description

Background Information

Benadir University is a leading university in Somalia, the University was
established on 2002, after achieving successes for undergraduate level, it
started running postgraduate programs on March 2013,

We have 10 programs for the following fields:

1.Master of General surgery
2.Master of internal medicine
3.Master of OBS& GYNE
4.Master of Pediatric
5.Master of public health
6.Master of business administration
7. PHD in law and sharea
8. Master of law ( public and privet )
9. Master of sharia
10. Postgraduate diploma in law/sharea

Our Partners

We have strategic partnership with several institutions and University like

1. International University of Africa
2. Istanbul Medeniyet University
3. Makerere University
4. Doctors world wide

Master of Medicine in General Surgery

The degree programme in Medicine and Surgery aims to train students to become competent doctors in all fundamental fields of medical science who, with the knowledge acquired in the programme, are able to continue specialist studies in all medical and surgical fields, exercising any of the roles foreseen by the health system regulations and who are in the best possible condition to apply lifelong learning techniques.


The study programme is divided into three consecutive biennial programmes, as described below.

In particular:

1) The first biennial programme provides basic scientific knowledge starting with physics and chemistry, aiming to understand the structure and functions of the human body in both microscopic (single molecules and molecular structures) and macroscopic (tissue and organs) terms. The first biennial programme is completed with an understanding of general mechanisms of various pathologies and the body’s defence system.

2) The second biennial programme begins with the acquisition of the basic tools for the approach to the sick organism, covering mainly the pathology of organs and systems; the acquired knowledge is applied to the development of skills in the approach to sick patients during the clinical internship, which counts for approx. 25% of the whole study programme; the programme is completed by the study of pathological anatomy to develop knowledge of the alteration of organs and systems,

3) The third biennial programme is strongly oriented to the development of a comprehensive clinical approach to the patient; as the study programme is aligned to the definition adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), in which health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, it includes a large portion of internship (75% of the total study programme) dealing with clinical issues in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, general medicine and surgery; to complete the programme, students will acquire specific skills in clinical areas with strong social impact, community medicine, ageing, medical oncology, psychiatry, legal medicine, occupational health and medical surgical emergencies.

The three biennial programmes generally run over twelve semesters. On a yearly basis, in compliance with the teaching regulation, the Degree Programme Board decides on the division of the various learning activities according to the appropriateness of the various planned course units to the specific learning outcomes.


First Year

SUS 831 Cardiothoracic Surgery 8
SUS 832 Plastic Surgery 8
SUS 833 Genito-urinary Surgery 8
SUE 831 Elective Rotation 6
SUC 831 Transplant Surgery 2
SUS 834 Head and Neck Surgery 4
SUS 835 Breast Surgery 2
Total 38

Second Year

MMC 806 Medical Ethics and Physicianship 2
SUS 821 Digestive System 6
SUC 822 Accident and Emergency 6
SUS 822 Orthopaedic Surgery 1 10
SUC 823 Clinical pharmacology & therapeutics 2
SUC 824 Surgical Oncology 2
SUR 821 Anaesthesia and Critical Care 4
SUC 821 Principles of Surgery 2
Total 34

Third Year

SUS 831 Cardiothoracic Surgery 8
SUS 832 Plastic Surgery 8
SUS 833 Genito-urinary Surgery 8
SUE 831 Elective Rotation 6
SUC 831 Transplant Surgery 2
SUS 834 Head and Neck Surgery 4
SUS 835 Breast Surgery 2
Total 38

Fourth Year

SUS 841 Pediatric Surgery  12
SUS 842 Neuro-Surgery 10
SUS 843 Orthopaedic SurgeryII 8
SUS 844 Haemopoietic& Reticuloendothelial Surgery 4
SUS 845 Endocrine Surgery 4
CHM 803 Health Services Management and Health policy 4
Total 42


MMR 899 Thesis 9
Grand Total  165


English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Requirements for Medicine and Surgery

Secondary school diploma (original copy) obtained after at least 12 years of schooling; the diploma must be translated and duly validated (AF citizens can certify the secondary school diploma personally).

Work Experience for Medicine and Surgery

No work experience is required.

Master of Medicine in  Emergency Surgery

The overall aim of the MSc in Emergency Surgery is to offer post-graduate academic in-depth investigation, exploration and research into the wide field of out-of-hospital and in-hospital Emergency Surgery.  Critical analysis, comprehensive review and competitive debate undertaken by the various pre-hospital, nursing, medical and allied professionals make this course exciting, exhilarating, enlightening and of course entertaining. It is envisaged that the successful candidates will emerge more competent, confident, compassionate, caring and considerate towards the acutely ill and injured patient that presents themselves wherever that may arise.

The degree is taken by course work and a research report and is offered over a minimum period of 2 years academic study. Note that 5 years is the maximum time allowed to complete both the exams and the research report.

This degree does not fulfil any of the requirements of the Health Professions Council of Somalia (HPCS) for Emergency Surgery specialist registration.

Minimum requirements for application:-

Any of the following may be admitted as a candidate:-

a) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh or equivalent)
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Science with Honours
Or any other bachelors degree as per regulation M162 or

b) A graduate who has been awarded any other bachelors degrees, the normal curriculum of which extends over not less than four years full time study, of the University, who, in the opinion of the Senate, is sufficiently qualified to undertake the field of study proposed or research (or both), required for the degree, or

c) Any other person who has satisfied the Senate, by means of a written or oral test (or both), or by any other mode of assessment to be determined from time to time by the Senate, that s/he is sufficiently qualified to undertake the line of study proposed or research (or both),  required for the award.

Although the above are the official entry requirements of the University, allowances and exceptions for entry to the MScSur (Emergency Surgery) may be granted to candidates based on their Emergency Surgery experience, contribution to the field, maturity and on recommendation of leaders in the field nationally and internationally. The Division of Emergency Surgery of the Faculty of Health Sciences recognises its national responsibility in the development of Emergency Surgery in South Africa and hence the great need to develop leaders, mentors and researchers, whilst maintaining a level of Emergency Surgery education of the highest standards.

Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is a discipline encompassing the study and practice of health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adolescents and adults of all ages. Intrinsic to this discipline are the application of scientific methods of problem solving, decision making and attitude of humane caring driven by professional behavior.

Since the practice of medicine is rapidly changing with increasing emphasis on prevention and cost-effective management of patients, internists are therefore required to play emerging roles in addition to mastering the necessary clinical skills. These emerging roles include:

i. Resource management
ii. Health information management
iii. Effective teaching

The programme shall prepare doctors for practice as internal medicine specialists (physicians) while taking cognizance of diverse career opportunities. It focuses on the development of clinical skills, research and professional competency and the acquisition of factual knowledge. The doctors will also be prepared to be able to advance their intellectual growth and acquire new skills and knowledge as demanded by the advances in medical practice.

Admission Requirement

Applicants for the programme must:

  • Be holders of the MBChB degree of Moi University or
  • Be holders of MBChB degree or equivalent from other institutions recognized by Moi University senate.
  • Be registered or be registrable as medical practitioner by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya (MPDB).
  • Have worked for at least one year after internship.

Course Duration

The Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine programme shall normally extend over a minimum period of three years and a maximum of six years of full time attendance unless senate approves otherwise.

Course Structure

First Year

MMC 810 Medical Ethics and Physicianship 2
 MMC 811  Medical Literature Appraisal  2
 MMC 812  Emergency Medicine  3
 MMB 801  Epidemiology and Biostatistics  4
 MMR 801  Research Methods and Proposal Writing  5
 MMB 810  Cell Biology, Genetics and Immunology  3
 MMB 811  Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology  6
 MMP 810  Neurolocomotor Systems  2
 MMP 811  Cardiovascular System  2
 MMP 812  Respiratory System  2
 MMP 813  Digestive System  2
 MMP 814  Reproductive and Urinary Systems  2
 Total  35

Second Year

MMC 820 Human Nutrition 2
MMC 821 Infectious Diseases and Parasitoses  6
MMS 820 Management of the Neurolocomotor Systems Disorders  3
MMS 821 Management of Cardiovascular Disorders  3
MMS 822 Management of Respiratory System Disorders  3
MMS 823 Management of Digestive System Disorders.  3
MMS 824 Management of Reproductive and Urinary Systems Disorders  3
MMS 825 Endocrinology  3
MMS 826 Haematology and Oncology  3
MMS 827 Child Health and Pediatrics Rotation  3
MMR 899 Research Project: Implementation  8
 Total  41

Third Year

MMS 830 Mental Health Rotation 4
MMS 831 Radiology and Imaging Rotation  4
MMC 830 Dermatology and Venerealogy  4
MMC 831 Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation  4
MMC 832 Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine  4
MMC 833 Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases  4
MMC 834 Metabolic Disorders  2
MMC 835 Geriatric Medicine  4
CHM 803 Health Services Management & Health Policy  4
MHE 804 Elective Period  6
 Total  40

Master of Public Health

The Benadir University’s master of public health degree will provide you with the breadth of knowledge, the subject-specific expertise, the specialized skills, and the powerful global network you need to forge the career you want in public health. Whether you are a medical doctor, an established public health professional, or new to the field of public health, flexible degree formats and an array of options for specific fields of study will provide you with the right mix of grounding in the core disciplines of public health, as well as specialized focus to meet your individual goals.

Benadir University’s master of public health graduates have done some remarkable things. They have led global efforts to eradicate diseases such as smallpox and Guinea worm disease. They have led departments at hospitals and health care agencies. They have become leaders of ministries of health, humanitarian organizations, corporations, academic institutions, and government agencies. They have developed lifesaving vaccines. They have served as surgeons, primary care physicians, and veterinarians. They have become best-selling authors. And they have even become heads of state.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Public Health will be able to:

  1. Critically examine the social and environmental determinants of health and disease – at local, national and international levels by drawing on currently available evidence-based research.
  2. Monitor and evaluate available population health data- to assess the effectiveness of health and healthcare policies, interventions, programs and services; and to identify gaps and opportunities in service delivery, policy frameworks and program implementation.
  3. Demonstrate strategic leadership – by applying and advocating for the core public health values of equity, sustainability and social justice when planning and developing health and healthcare policies, interventions and services.
  4. Use quantitative and qualitative approaches – to construct and implement rigorous scientific inquiry to explore health issues and their determinants.
  5. Draw on best practice principles and socio-ecological paradigms – to design innovative solutions with groups, communities and populations to improve health outcomes.
  6. Work independently and as part of a team, across a range of sectors and in partnership with key stakeholders – in a way that is participatory, inclusive and collaborative, to plan, manage and evaluate interventions designed to advance health outcomes.
  7. Effectively communicate health information and priority health issues – for groups, communities and populations to a wide range of audiences and using diverse media.
  8. Conceptualize key issues and concepts related to a range of contemporary public health sub-disciplines.

Master of Business administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs are designed for students to broaden their view of business that include management, marketing, accounting, human resource, organizational behavior, business research etc. Students would have an option to select an area of specialization to strengthen their expertise. MBA degree will equip students to work at managerial positions in the industry, business or government sectors etc. Benadir university of Somalia is offering MBA programs as under:

  • MBA (3 ½ -Year/ 7-Semester, 96 Credit Hours) study program for candidates having 14-year of education.
  • MBA (2 ½ -Year/ 5-Semester, 72 Credit Hours) study program for candidates having 16-year of non-business education.
  • MBA (Executive) 2-Year/ 4-Semester, 72 Credit hours for candidates having 14-year of education along with 4-year job experience.
  • MBA (1 ½ Year/ 3-Semester, 36 Credit Hours) for candidates having BBA/BS (BA) 4-year program.

Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GMDBs), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid-term and final-term exams are conducted at exam centers and usually count 80 to 85% of the total marks of a course.

The MBA is an intensive program delivered in four stages. Learning is highly interactive and in small groups.

  • Core management subjects
  • Optional modules, so you can tailor the MBA to suit your needs
  • The Surrey Connect mentorship scheme
  • An opportunity to take part in connected business projects with our partner organisations, building hands-on experience
  • An individual dissertation on a topic of your choice
  • Professional development workshops
  • Careers coaching and personal profile development
  • Guest lectures, co-teaching and business visits

Program Structure


The induction week offers an introduction to the program, Business Administration department and our MBA team. During first week, you’ll start to build skills that will support you throughout your studies.

The focus of the induction is on helping you:

  • Relate with your fellow students
  • Develop an understanding of your current skills and experiences, needs and ambitions
  • Build personal skills
  • Develop a team ethos that will see you support each other through the programme

Foundation stage (Semester one)

This stage gives you a grounding in the connectivity in business management and leadership. It develops your understanding of modern organisations in the global context and will allow you to explore key narratives of the business world, such as:

  • Flexibility
  • Dynamism
  • Risk
  • Sustainability
  • Social responsibility

Specialist stage (Semester two)

This stage allows you to tailor your MBA by choosing three elective modules from a range of options. Your learning will be put into practice with a business simulation project and a team-based consultancy project for a business.

Personal and professional skills workshops are delivered throughout both semesters, covering topics such as:

  • Negotiation skills
  • Strategic leadership
  • Change management

Integrative Research Project

Your dissertation takes the form of a research project that covers a subject of your choice.

It is the concluding stage of your studies and will be supported by an academic supervisor throughout the process.

Master of Computer Science

The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science program is intended for computer professionals and for people who wish to move into the computer field from other areas of study.

Students who complete the master’s degree in Computer Science will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of computer language theory, software design, as well as data bases, networks, or security.
  • Proficiency in algorithms, operating systems, computer language usage, software development, and the management of data, networks, or security.
  • Competence sufficient to investigate continually emerging new software technologies, applications, and approaches.


Students may choose to pursue one of the following concentrations:

  • Computer Networks
  • Data Analytics
  • Security

Dual Degree Option

Appreciating the converging nature of management skills and technology, the Computer Science department has a special relationship with Metropolitan university’s Administrative Sciences and Actuarial Science departments. Degree candidates in either program may apply 8 credits from one degree toward a second degree in one of these disciplines, thereby reducing their work by two courses. Students must be accepted by both departments, but they may request that application materials such as references and transcripts be forwarded from the first program to the second.

  • Actuarial Science
  • Administrative Studies

Admission Information

Prerequisite courses or evidence of proficiency in these areas must accompany the application to the program. If level credit courses are not in evidence, the department will determine what prerequisite courses must be completed in addition to the graduate degree requirements. Students claiming equivalent proficiency in prerequisite courses from non-academic sources must take an examination to demonstrate such proficiency.

Official transcripts of previous academic work, three letters of recommendation, personal statement and resume are required as part of the application.

A maximum of two graduate-level courses (8 credits) taken at College before acceptance into the program may be applied toward the degree.

Minimum passing grade for a course in the graduate program is C (2.0), but an average grade of B (3.0) must be maintained to be in good academic standing and satisfy the degree requirements.

Academic Standing
No grade lower than C may be used toward degree requirements. Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 in order to be in good academic standing and to graduate. Students with a grade point average of less than 3.0 are on academic probation and must be in a position to achieve a 3.0 within the 48 required credit hours for graduation.

Students who complete the program’s prerequisites at Benadir University can earn an undergraduate Certificate in Computer Science.

Applicants to the program are required to have a baccalaureate degree in any field and proficiency in the areas covered by the following courses:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Programming with C++ or
  • Programming with Java
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Data Structures with C++ or
  • Data Structures with Java
  • Computer Architecture

If college-level credit courses are not in evidence, the department will determine what prerequisite courses must be completed in addition to graduate degree requirements. Students claiming equivalent proficiency in the prerequisite courses from non-academic sources must take an examination to demonstrate such proficiency.

Degree Requirements

A total of 40 credits is required.

Core Curriculum
(Five courses/20 credits)

  • Computer Networks or
  • Database Management
  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Language Theory
  • Software Engineering

Students who have completed courses on core curriculum subjects as part of their undergraduate degree program must replace the corresponding core courses with electives. It is recommended that each replacement course be in the same technical area. Students who have work-related experience in any of the core curriculum courses may apply for a waiver by submitting appropriate documentation. When a course waiver is granted the student must substitute a graduate-level computer science course for the core course.

Master’s Thesis Option in Computer Science
(8 credits)
Students majoring in Computer Science may elect a thesis option, to be completed within 12 months. This option is available to Master of Science in Computer Science candidates who have completed at least seven courses toward their degree and have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Students are responsible for finding a thesis advisor and a principal reader within the department. The advisor must be a full-time faculty member; the principal reader may be part-time faculty with a PhD (unless waived by department).

The overall aim of the Master program is to develop a generation of disaster resilience leaders (DRL) as well as strengthen the capacity of existing leaders in the field of DRM. The course specifically strengthens leadership and resilience competencies of participants to increase their effectiveness and involvement in disaster risk reduction and management and humanitarian assistance.

The course is designed as a modular programme with the duration of eighteen (18) months, involving eighteen (18) taught modules and a field practicum plus a dissertation.

The course is designed around seven domains including conceptual fundamentals of disaster resilience, resilience programming concept and application, resilience learning, resilience research, measurement and analytics, monitoring and evaluation in DRM, disaster resilience leadership and climate change, environment and health.

The Master programme is designed to target individuals with an interest in addressing issues of disaster risk through a community development focus. It is ideally suited for persons with a basic degree and who are into their early to mid-careers.

The Method of instruction is a weekend based with mandatory physical class attendance as well as virtual platform which gives the opportunity to learn through e-learning. The assessment covers compulsory course works and field project which will be done as well as a continuous assessment, face to face written and oral final exam to qualify for the postgraduate degree Master in Disaster Resilience Leadership and Humanitarian Assistance.

Who should apply?

The course is open to Somalis and non- Somalis who fulfill the admission requirements, applicants should possess a minimum of:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Computer literate
  • Have regular internet access (not provided in this course)
  • Fluent in English
  • Have at least working experience in DRM related activities

Tuition Fees: 2000 USD.

Application Procedure:

  1. Application forms can be down loaded from our website: or you can contact Benadir University Postgraduate and SDRI Admission Focal Person Mr. Abdalla Adan Kulan at or
  2. A recommendation from one referee, copies of the relevant academic transcripts and certificates should be attached and then emailed to the Admission Focal person

For more information, please contact us at or


Our New Semster Starts at September 2020

New students are admitted to the Benadir University once in a year. Semester is teaching period is lasting for 15 weeks excluding the examination period. Benadir University’s system of examination is based on the system of semester examination.