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Call for Applications to Graduate Programmes 2018/2019



The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes) for the 2018/2019 Academic Year. Applicants should have obtained at least a first degree (or its equivalent) from a recognized and chartered university/institution at the time of completion. Applicants should also possess a Ugandan Certificate of
Education with at least five passes (or its equivalent) and a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least two principal passes and one subsidiary pass obtained at the same sitting (or its equivalent).

All Graduate Programmes are PRIVATELY-SPONSORED. Therefore applicants seeking sponsorship should have their applications endorsed by their respective sponsors where applicable. Applicants should note that the various fees payable to the University indicated for the various programmes EXCLUDE functional fees, accommodation, books, research and other expenses.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  1. PGD Environmental Impact Assessment
  2. MSc. in Agricultural Extension Education
  3. MSc. in Crop Science
  4. MSc. in Animal Science
  5. MSc. in Agricultural Engineering
  6. MSc. in Soil Science
  7. Master of Agribusiness Management
  8. MSc. in Integrated Watershed Management
  9. MSc. in Food Science & Technology
  10. MSc. in Plant Breeding and Seed Systems
  11. MSc. in Applied Human Nutrition
  12. Master of Science in Forestry and Biodiversity Management
  13. Master of Science in Disaster Risk Management
  14. Master of Land Use and Regional Development Planning
  15. Master of Science in Agroforestry and Community Development    
  16. Master of Geographical Sciences
  17. Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources Management

College Of Humanities And Social Sciences

  1. PGD in Gender and Local Economic Development 
  2. PGD in Social Justice (Nsamizi)
  3. PGD (Guidance and Counselling)
  4. M.A. in Human Rights
  5. Philosophy
  6. M. of Philosophy in Applied Ethics
  7. M.A. in Journalism and Communication
  8. M.A. in History
  9. M.A. in Music
  10. Literature
  11. M.A. in Religious Studies
  12. M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies
  13. M.A. in Religious and Theological Studies (Ggaba & Kinyamasika)
  14. M.A. in African Languages
  15. M.A. in Linguistics 
  16. M.A. in Gender Studies
  17. M.A. in Public Administration & Management
  18. M.A in Social Sector Planning & Management
  19. M.A. in Sociology
  20. M.A. in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies
  21. M.A. in Rural Development
  22. M.Ed. in Educational Psychology
  23. Master of Organizational Psychology 
  24. M.A. in Counselling
  25. MSc. in Clinical Psychology

College Of Computing And Information Sciences

  1. PGD in Information Technology
  2. PGD in Computer Science
  3. PGD in Data Communication and Software Engineering
  4. PGD in Information Systems
  5. MSc. in Computer Science
  6. Master of Information Technology
  7. MSc. in Data Communication and Software Engineering
  8. MSc. in Information Systems
  9. MSc. in Information Science
  10. MSc. in Records and Archives Management

College of Business and Management Sciences

  1. PGD in Demography (Evening)
  2. PGD in Statistics(Evening)
  3. M.A. in Economic Policy and Planning(Evening)
  4. M.A. in Economic Policy Management (Day &Evening)
  5. M.A in Economics(Day)
  6. Master of Business Administration (Evening)
  7. Master of Statistics(Evening)
  8. Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health
  9. MSc. in Quantitative Economics (Evening)
  10. Master in Financial Services (Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services) (Evening)
  11. Master in Public Infrastructure Management (Block week Modular)

College of Education And External Studies

  1. PGD in Education
  2. PGD in Medical Education (Mulago Health Tutors College)
  3. M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies
  4. Master of Adult and Community Education
  5. Master of Instructional Design and Technology 
  6. Master of Education, Options: 

       a) Educational Management, 
       b) Foundations of Education, 
       c) Educational Policy and Planning
       d) Early Childhood Education and Development, 
       e) Language and Literature Education, 
       f) Social Science and Humanities Education, 
       g) Science Education

School of Law

Master of Laws

College Of Health Sciences

  1. M. Med: Internal Medicine
  2. M.Med: Family Medicine
  3. M.Med: Microbiology
  4. M.Med: Ophthalmology
  5. M.Med: Paediatrics and Child Health
  6. M.Med: Pathology
  7. M.Med: Psychiatry
  8. M.Med: Radiology
  9. M.Med: Ear, Nose &Throat
  10. M.Med: Surgery
  11. M.Med: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  12. M.Med: Anaesthesia
  13. M.Med: Orthopaedics 
  14. MSc. in Medical Illustration
  15. MSc. in Human Anatomy
  16. MSc. in Pharmacology
  17. MSc. in Physiology
  18. MSc. in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  19. MSc. in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
  20. MSc. in Pharmaceuticals and Health Supplies Mgt
  21. MSc. in Pharmacognosy
  22. Master of Nursing (Midwifery and Women’s Health)
  23. Master of Public Health (Full Time)
  24. Master of Public Health (Distance)
  25. Master of Health Services Research
  26. Master of Public Health Nutrition
  27. Master of Public Health Disaster Management
  28. Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics 
  29. Master of Health Informatics 
  30. Health Professions Education (Distance) 
  31. MSc. in Population and Reproductive Health (MSC. PRH)

College of Natural Sciences

  1. MSc. in Physics
  2. MSc. in Chemistry
  3. MSc. in Botany 

     a)Molecular Biology & Genetics, 
     b)Natural Resources Ecology & Conservation, 
     c)Plant Taxonomy & Biosystematics, 
     d)Microbiology & Plant Pathology and 
     e)Plant Physiology 
4. MSc. in Zoology 
a) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 
b) Entomology, 
c) Parasitology
d) Wildlife Ecology and Management
5. MSc. in Geology
6. MSc. in Biochemistry
7. Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences

College Of Engineering, Design, Art And Technology

  1. PGD in Construction Project Management(Eve)
  2. PGD in Urban Planning and Design(Eve)
  3. MSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Day)
  4. Master of Architecture (Day)
  5. MSc. in Renewable Energy (Day)
  6. MSc. in Technology Innovation and Industrial Development (Day)
  7. MSc. in Civil Engineering(Day)
  8. MSc. in Urban Planning & Design(Day/Eve)
  9. MSc. in Geo-Information Science and Technology(Day/Eve)
  10. MSc. in Power Systems Engineering(Day)
  11. MSc. in Telecommunication Engineering(Day)
  12. MSc. in Construction Management(Eve)
  13. M.A. in Fine Art(Day)

College Of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity

  1. PGD in Livestock Development Planning & Management
  2. Master of Vet. Medicine (Food Animal Health & Production) 
  3. MSc. in  Molecular Biology 
  4. MSc. in Veterinary Pathology
  5. Master of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (Field Epidemiology Track) 
  6. Master of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Management
  7. International Infectious Diseases Management
  8. Master of Science in Wildlife Health and Management.  

   a) Wildlife Clinical Medicine
   b) Wildlife Resource Management
   c) Aquatic Health Management
 9. Master of Science in Livestock Development and Management.

a) Livestock Sector Planning and Management
b) Animal Product Processing, Entrepreneurship and Safety. 

Makerere University Business School     

  1. Master of Business Administration (Evening)
  2. MSc. in Accounting and Finance
  3. MSc. in Marketing
  4. Master of Human Resource Management
  5. MSc. in Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  6. MSc. in Leadership and Governance
  7. MSc. in Entrepreneurship 
  8. M.A. in Economic Policy Management
  9. Master of International Business
  10. Master of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  11. Master of Business Administration (Modular)
  12. MSc. in Banking & Investment Management
  13. Master of Business Psychology

Doctoral Degrees by Course works and Dissertations

  1. PhD in Health Science
  2. PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation
  3. PhD in Data Communication & Software Engineering 
  4. PhD in Computer Science
  5. PhD in Information Technology
  6. PhD in Information Systems
  7. PhD in Information Science
  8. PhD in Educational Management
  9. PhD in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
  10. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

All Colleges offer PhD degrees by Research. Applicants for PhD by research should have a Master’s degree in a field relevant to their area of further studies. Applicants will be required to submit their applications any time in Room 410, Level 4 with a synopsis. For further information, please visit our website check on applying.
Postgraduate Diplomas            –    One Academic Year
Masters degrees (full time)      –    Two Academic Years
Masters degrees (part time)     –    Three – Four Academic Years
Masters of Medicine                –    Three Academic Years
Master of Public Health (Day)  –    Two Academic Years
Master of Public Health (Distance)   –    Three to Five Academic Years
PhD (Provisional Admission)            –    One Academic Year (Maximum)
PhD (Full Admission)                –    Three Academic Years 
PhD/MD/LLD (full time)            –    Three Academic Years
PhD/MD/LLD (part time)            –    Five Academic Y ears.

Application Procedure
1.    Hard copies of application forms are obtainable from the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, 3rd Floor, Senate Building, Room 307 after payment of an application fee of Ug. shs 50,000/= (Ugandan applicants) and Ug. Shs. 151,500 (International Applicants) to any Stanbic Bank Branch and DFCU Bank, Centenary Bank or Post Bank using Makerere University paying-in-bank slips.  International applicants can also pay by bank draft as cheques will not be honoured. 

2.    Application forms can also be down loaded from our Website: For  online Applicants, Payments can be made to Makerere University Revenue Collection Accounts and Bank Swift Codes are as follows:
3.    Completed application forms should be emailed to or returned to the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Room 307. All forms must be accompanied by  the following
   a.    Relevant supporting certified copies of certificates, and academic transcripts,
   b.    Letters from 3 referees.  
   c.    2passport photos.

4.    All Applicants for Master of Laws (LLM) will do a Graduate Admission Test (GAT) consisting of an oral Interview and written test. The fee is Ug. Shs. 100,000/= (One hundred thousand shillings) payable to the School Accountant.  The GAT will be held on Saturday 16th June, 2018

5.    All Applicants for Master of Business Administration (College of Business and Management Sciences and Makerere University Business School) will do a GMAT test on dates to be communicated by College of Business and Management Sciences and Makerere University Business School respectively. The fee for the MUBS GMAT Admission test is 50,000/=.

6.    All Applicants for PGD (Guidance and Counselling), Master of Organizational Psychology, Counselling and MSc. in Clinical Psychology (College of Humanities and Social Sciences) will do a GMAT test on dates to be communicated by College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The fee is Ug. Shs. 60,000/= (Sixty thousand shillings) payable to the School Accountant.

7.    In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants for Master of Public Infrastructure Management (MPIM) must have “Proven professional experience of at least 2 years at managerial/supervisory level or policy-decision making position in a government, parastatal organ, international organisation or non-governmental organisation” Applicants should attach a 2- page short CV and referee recommendations.

8.    Detailed information about the Programmes’ content and regulations can be obtained from Offices of Principals/College Registrars of the respective Colleges and Schools and Makerere University Website

9. Further information about admission requirements and tuition fees for the courses advertised can be found below under "Downloads"

Please strictly observe the closing date of Thursday 29th March, 2018.

Alfred Masikye Namoah


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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors



URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.


  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at] and copy to wilber.naigambi[at] no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University



An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University


Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links



Delegates brainstorm during the 15th RUFORUM AGM held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. Photo credit: RUFORUM

Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.


  1. What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.
  2. Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3.
  3. Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3.

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