The Makerere Institute of Social Research launched its Interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies in January 2012. The five-year programme entails two years of coursework and three years of dissertation research and writing. Four broad themes define the program's intellectual focus: Political Studies, Political Economy, Historical Studies, and Literary and Cultural Studies. Students specialize in one field, but take classes across all four. This allows students to be grounded theoretically, while also giving them a broad foundation in historically informed debates in the humanities and social sciences. In addition. there is a set of core courses with a focus on theory and historiography. required of all students. The courses are taught by MISR faculty, by faculty from other Makerere departments, and by prominent visiting scholars through the MISR Global Scholars Programme. With our ninth cohort of students well on their way, we are now accepting applications for our tenth cohort, which will begin in January, 2021.
The MISR Interdisciplinary MPhil/PhD programme is open to applicants who have earned a B.A. Upper Second or equivalent (students with lower than a B.A. Upper Second must demonstrate evidence of subsequent achievement such as publications or a postgraduate degree). Applicants who have a Masters or PhD are welcome to apply; however, all students must complete the entire programme, including two years of coursework, regardless of prior academic qualifications.
The fee structure is as follows:
- Ugandans/East Africans: 4 million Uganda Shillings per semester. East Africa includes: Ethiopia, Eritrea. Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar.
- Students from outside East Africa: US$4,OOO per semester.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Every applicant who is admitted will automatically be considered for financial aid. For scholarship applications visit http://misr.mak.ac.ug/uploads/application.pdf
Application Procedure: Blended Online/Manual Applications using the new AIMS System
- Visit the Makerere University's Admission URL https://admissions.mak.ac.ug and generate a Payment Reference Number (PRN) by following the guide below.
- Makerere University Online Application Portal User-guide
- Applicants should Signup using full name(s), email and mobile number. Please note that your name(s) must be similar to the one(s) on your supporting academic documents.
- A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile phone contact.
- The system will prompt you change the password to the one you can easily remember.
- To till a form, the applicant clicks on the "APPLY NOW" button displayed. Select the appropriate scheme. i.e. Postgraduate and Taught PhD.
- Obtain a PRN by clicking on "PAY FOR FORM" button
- Make payment to any of the following Banks
- Post Bank
- Centenary Bank
- DFCU Bank
- UBA Bank
- All applicants after payment of an application fee of Ugx5O,OOO (Ugandan applicants) or USD 60 (International Applicants) will have to submit to office 307; level 3 Senate Building the following:
- Printed 2 copies of the filled biodata form and attach 2 passport photos
- Relevant supporting certified copies of certificates and academic transcripts (2 copies),
- Letters from 3 referees
- 2 passport photos
For foreign applicants, application fees can be transferred either by EFT or any other means in UGX to a designated URA collection account in Bank of Uganda as follows:
Account Name: UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY COLLECTIONS
Account No: 003410158000002
Swift Code: UGBAUGKAU
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Responses to applicants will be sent out by Friday, July 31, 2020.
When you have finished your application please notify the PhD Administrator at applications.misr[at]gmail.com
For more information about the MISR MPHIL/PhD programme, or about MISR, please contact the Director of MISR at director[at]misr.mak.ac.ug or visit the MISR website at: http://misr.mak.ac.ug
Mr. A. Masikye Namoah
Free Online Course: Fundamentals of Pharmacometrics
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University invites graduate students, professionals and researchers in Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science to register for the 12 week introductory course: Fundamentals of Pharmacometrics, scheduled to run from September to November 2021.
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Submit a motivation letter emphasizing any preexisting numerical skills and how the course will benefit you to cwaitt[at]idi.co.ug copying jkaboggoza[at]idi.co.ug.
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Deadline for applications: 31st July 2021
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PhD scholarships in Social Sciences for 2021/2022
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates from Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania for a fully funded PhD scholarship in Social Sciences for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.
The Scholarship is part of a 6- year project on ‘Building Resilient Communities through Inclusive Education in Eastern Africa’, funded by the Norwegian Development Agency through the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) and implemented by the Department of Social Work, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in partnership with University of Agder in Norway, University of Rwanda and Institute of Social Work in Tanzania. The objective of the scholarship is to enable academically qualified individuals from vulnerable and marginalised groups and communities that would not afford postgraduate education without support, to attain such an education.
It is expected that upon graduation the students can proactively contribute towards socio-economic transformation of their communities.
Please follow this link for more details about the call.
The closing date for receiving applications is Tuesday August 31st, 2021.
Masters scholarships in Social Work for the 2021/2022 Academic Year
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates from Uganda and Rwanda for a fully-funded Masters scholarship in Social Work for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.
The Scholarship is part of a 6- year project on ‘Building Resilient Communities through Inclusive Education in Eastern Africa’, implemented by the Department of Social Work, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in partnership with University of Agder in Norway, University of Rwanda and Institute of Social Work in Tanzania. The objective of the scholarship is to enable academically qualified individuals from vulnerable and marginalised groups and communities that would not afford postgraduate education without support, to attain such an education. It is expected that upon graduation scholars hip beneficiaries can proactively contribute towards socio-economic transformation of their communities.
Details can be found by following this link