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Re-advertisement: Graduate Programmes 2018/2019

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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 or second class 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).

Sponsorship:

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

  • PGD Environmental Impact Assessment
  • MSc. in Agricultural Extension Education
  • MSc. in Crop Science
  • MSc. in Animal Science
  • MSc. in Agricultural Engineering
  • MSc. in Soil Science
  • Master of Agribusiness Management
  • MSc. in Integrated Watershed Management
  • MSc. in Food Science & Technology
  • MSc. in Plant Breeding and Seed Systems
  • MSc. in Applied Human Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Forestry and Biodiversity Management
  • Master of Science in Disaster Risk Management
  • Master of Land Use and Regional Development Planning
  • Master of Science in Agroforestry and Community Development    
  • Master of Geographical Sciences
  • Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources Management

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • PGD in Gender and Local Economic Development
  • PGD in Social Justice (Nsamizi)
  • PGD (Guidance and Counselling)
  • M.A. in Human Rights
  • M.A.in Philosophy
  • M. of Philosophy in Applied Ethics
  • M.A. in Journalism and Communication
  • M.A. in History
  • M.A. in Music
  • M.A.in Literature
  • M.A. in Religious Studies
  • M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • M.A. in Religious and Theological Studies (Ggaba & Kinyamasika)
  • M.A. in African Languages
  • M.A. in Linguistics
  • M.A. in Gender Studies
  • M.A. in Public Administration & Management
  • M.A in Social Sector Planning & Management
  • M.A. in Sociology
  • M.A. in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies
  • M.A. in Rural Development
  • M.Ed. in Educational Psychology
  • Master of Organizational Psychology
  • M.A. in Counselling
  • MSc. in Clinical Psychology
  • MSc.in Health Professions Education (Distance)

College Of Computing And Information Sciences

  • PGD in Information Technology
  • PGD in Computer Science
  • PGD in Data Communication and Software Engineering
  • PGD in Information Systems
  • MSc. in Computer Science
  • Master of Information Technology
  • MSc. in Data Communication and Software Engineering
  • MSc. in Information Systems
  • MSc. in Information Science
  • MSc. in Records and Archives Management

College of Business and Management Sciences

  • PGD in Demography
  • PGD in Statistics
  • M.A. in Economic Policy and Planning
  • M.A. in Economic Policy Management
  • M.A in Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Statistics
  • MSc.in Population and Reproductive Health
  • MSc. in Quantitative Economics
  • Master in Financial Services (Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services)
  • Master in Public Infrastructure Management (Block week Modular)

College of Education and External Studies

  • PGD in Education
  • PGD in Medical Education (Mulago Health Tutors College)
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies
  • Master of Adult and Community Education
  • Master of Instructional Design and Technology 
  • 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

  • M. Med: Internal Medicine
  • M.Med: Family Medicine
  • M.Med: Microbiology
  • M.Med: Ophthalmology
  • M.Med: Paediatrics and Child Health
  • M.Med: Pathology
  • M.Med: Psychiatry
  • M.Med: Radiology
  • M.Med: Ear, Nose &Throat
  • M.Med: Surgery
  • M.Med: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • M.Med: Anaesthesia
  • M.Med: Orthopaedics
  • MSc. in Medical Illustration
  • MSc. in Human Anatomy
  • MSc. in Pharmacology
  • MSc. in Physiology
  • MSc. in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • MSc. in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
  • MSc. in Pharmaceuticals and Health Supplies Mgt
  • MSc. in Pharmacognosy
  • Master of Nursing (Midwifery & Women’s Health)
  • Master of Public Health (Full Time)
  • Master of Public Health (Distance)
  • Master of Health Services Research
  • Master of Public Health Nutrition
  • Master of Public Health Disaster Management
  • Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics
  • Master of Health Informatics
  • Master of Dentistry (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)

College of Natural Sciences

  • MSc. in Physics
  • MSc. in Chemistry
  • MSc. in Botany, Options:
    • Molecular Biology & Genetics,
    • Natural Resources Ecology & Conservation,
    • Plant Taxonomy & Biosystematics,
    • Microbiology & Plant Pathology and
    • Plant Physiology
  • MSc. in Zoology Options:
    • Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences,
    • Entomology,
    • Parasitology
    • Wildlife Ecology and Management
  • MSc. in Geology
  • M.Sc. in Biochemistry
  • MSc.in Petroleum Geosciences

College Of Engineering, Design, Art And Technology

  • PGD in Construction Project Management
  • PGD in Urban Planning and Design
  • MSc. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Architecture
  • MSc. in Renewable Energy
  • MSc. in Technology Innovation and Industrial Development
  • MSc. in Civil Engineering
  • MSc. in Urban Planning & Design
  • MSc. in Geo-Information Science and Technology
  • MSc. in Power Systems Engineering
  • MSc. in Telecommunication Engineering
  • MSc. in Construction Management
  • M.A. in Fine Art

College Of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity

  • PGD in Livestock Development Planning & Management
  • Master of Vet. Medicine (Food Animal Health & Production)
  • MSc. in Molecular Biology
  • MSc. in Veterinary Pathology
  • Master of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (Field Epidemiology Track)
  • Master of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Management
  • MSc.in International Infectious Diseases Management
  • MSc.in Wildlife Health and Management. Tracks:
    • Wildlife Clinical Medicine
    • Wildlife Resource Management
    • Aquatic Health Management
  • MSc.in Livestock Development and Management. Tracks:
    • Livestock Sector Planning and Management
    • Animal Product Processing, Entrepreneurship and Safety.

Makerere University Business School  

  • Master of Business Administration
  • MSc. in Accounting and Finance
  • MSc. in Marketing
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • MSc. in Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • MSc. in Leadership and Governance
  • MSc. in Entrepreneurship
  • M.A. in Economic Policy Management
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Master of Business Administration (Modular)
  • MSc. in Banking & Investment Management
  • 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. PhD in Economics

PhD by Research Only
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 http://rgt.mak.ac.ug check on applying.
Duration of Programmes
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 Years.

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: http://rgt.mak.ac.ug For  online Applicants, Payments can be made to Makerere University Revenue Collection Accounts and Bank Swift Codes are as follows:
BANK                           ACCOUNT TITLE                            ACCOUNT NO    SWIFT ADDRESSES
STANBIC BANK            MUC-FEES COLLECTION CASH     9030005866749    SBICUGKXXXX
DFCU BANK                 MUC- FEES COLLECTION              01083500181477    DFCUUGKAXXX
CENTENARY BANK       MUC FEES COLLECTION             3740300001    CERBUGKAXXX
POSTBANK UGANDA LTD    MUC  FEES COLLECTION      1630037000063    UGPBUGKA

3. ​​​​​​Completed application forms should be emailed to drgt@rgt.mak.ac.ug or returned to the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Room 307. All forms must be accompanied by  the following

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, MA.in 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. This announcement CANCELS all earlier announcements/ Adverts in print and online including that in the New Vision  Newspaper of Monday 29th January 2018. However, applicants who responded to the earlier announcements need not to re-apply.

Please strictly observe the closing date of Friday, 13th April, 2018.

Alfred Masikye Namoah
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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