Graduate Programmes 2018/2019 | Makerere University

By | March 31, 2018

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).


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 Philosophy
M. of Philosophy in Applied Ethics
M.A. in Journalism and Communication
M.A. in History
M.A. in Music 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 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 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,
Wildlife Ecology and Management
MSc. in Geology
M.Sc. in Biochemistry 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 International Infectious Diseases Management Wildlife Health and Management. Tracks:
Wildlife Clinical Medicine
Wildlife Resource Management
Aquatic Health Management 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

PhD in Health Science
PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation
PhD in Data Communication & Software Engineering
PhD in Computer Science
PhD in Information Technology
PhD in Information Systems
PhD in Information Science
PhD in Educational Management
PhD in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
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 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: 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
Relevant supporting certified copies of certificates, and academic transcripts,
Letters from 3 referees.
2passport photos.
Application Form and Referee Forms can be downloaded from (
Requirements for eligibility of the advertised courses can be obtained from here.
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. 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