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Call for Applications: Admissions to Postgraduate Programmes 2021/2022 at Makerere University, Uganda

Call for Applications: Admissions to Postgraduate Programmes 2021/2022 at Makerere University, Uganda


The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes) for the 2021/2022 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).
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.

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 MSc.in Forestry and Biodiversity Management
13 MSc.in Disaster Risk Management
14 Master of Land Use and Regional Development Planning
15 MSc.in Agroforestry and Community Development
16 Master of Geographical Sciences
17 MSc. Food Safety and Quality Management
18 Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources
19 MSc. Agricultural and Applied Economics
20 MSc. in Applied Meteorology

21 PGD in Gender and Local Economic Development
22 PGD in Social Justice (Nsamizi Inst. of Social Dev’ t)
23 PGD (Guidance and Counselling)
24 M.A. in Human Rights
25 M.A.in Philosophy
26 M.A. in Applied Ethics
27 M.A. in Journalism and Communication
28 M.A. in History
29 M.A. in Music
30 M.A.in Literature
31 M.A. in Religious Studies
32 M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies
33 M.A. in Religious and Theological Studies (Ggaba & Kinyamasika National Seminaries)
34 M.A. in African Languages
35 M.A. in Linguistics
36 M.A. in Gender Studies
37 M.A. in Public Administration & Management
38 M.A. in Sociology
39 M.A. in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies
40 M.A. in Rural Development
41 Master of Social Work
42 M.Ed. in Educational Psychology
43 Master of Organizational Psychology
44 M.A. in Counselling
45 MSc. in Clinical Psychology
46 M.PhiI/PhD in Social Studies

47 PGD in Information Technology
48 PGD in Computer Science
49 PGD in Data Communication and Software Engineering
50 PGD in Information Systems
51 MSc. in Computer Science
52 Master of Information Technology
53 MSc. in Data Communication and Software Engineering
54 MSc. in Information Systems
55 MSc. in Information Science
56 MSc. in Records and Archives Management

57 PGD in Demography
58 PGD in Statistics
59 M.A. in Economic Policy and Planning
60 M.A. in Economic Policy Management
61 M.A in Economics
62 Master of Business Administration
63 Master of Statistics
64 MSc.in Population and Reproductive Health
65 MSc. in Quantitative Economics
66 Master in Financial Services (Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services)
67 Master in Public Infrastructure Management (Block week Modular)

68 PGD in Education
69 PGD in Medical Education (Mulago Health Tutors College)
70 Master of Education in Curriculum Studies
71 Master of Adult and Community Education
72 Master of Instructional Design and Technology
73 Master of Education,

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
74 Master of Higher Education,

a) Leadership and Management
b) Teaching and Learning
c) Research and Innovation

SCHOOL OF LAW(https://law.mak.ac.ug)
75 Master of Laws

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES(https://chs.mak.ac.ug)
76 M. Med: Internal Medicine
77 M.Med: Family Medicine
78 M.Med: Emergency Medicine
79 M.Med: Neurosurgery
80 M.Med: Microbiology
81 M.Med: Ophthalmology
82 M.Med: Paediatrics and Child Health
83 M.Med: Pathology
84 M.Med: Psychiatry
85 M.Med: Radiology
86 M.Med: Ear, Nose &Throat
87 M.Med: Surgery
88 M.Med: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
89 M.Med: Anaesthesia
90 M.Med: Orthopaedics
91 MSc. in Medical Illustration
92 MSc. in Human Anatomy
93 MSc. in Pharmacology
94 MSc. in Physiology
95 MSc. in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
96 MSc. in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
97 MSc. in Pharmaceuticals and Health Supplies Mgt
98 MSc. in Pharmacognosy
99 MSc.in Health Professions Education (Distance)
100 MSc.in Biostatistics
101 Master of Nursing (Midwifery & Women’s Health)
102 Master of Public Health (Full Time)
103 Master of Public Health (Distance)
104 Master of Health Services Research
105 Master of Public Health Nutrition
106 Master of Public Health Disaster Management
107 Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics
108 Master of Health Informatics
109 Master of Dentistry (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)
110 Master of Public Health Monitoring and Evaluation
111 Master of Science in Bioinformatics
112 MSc.in Palliative Care (Tenable at the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES(https://cns.mak.ac.ug)
113 MSc. in Physics
114 MSc. in Chemistry
115. MSc. in Botany

a) Molecular Biology & Genetics
b) Natural Resources Ecology & Conservation
c) Plant Taxonomy & Biosystematics
d) Microbiology & Plant Pathology
e) Plant Physiology
116 MSc. in Zoology

a) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
b) Entomology
c) Parasitology
d) Wildlife Ecology and Management
117 MSc. in Geology
118 MSc. in Biochemistry
119 MSc.in Petroleum Geosciences
120 MSc. Mathematics
121 MSc. Applied Mathematics

122 PGD in Construction Project Management
123 PGD in Urban Planning and Design
124 MSc. in Mechanical Engineering
125 Master of Architecture
126 MSc. in Renewable Energy
127 MSc. in Technology Innovation and Industrial Development
128 MSc. in Civil Engineering
129 MSc. in Urban Planning & Design
130 MSc. in Geo-Information Science and Technology
131 MSc. in Power Systems Engineering
132 MSc. in Telecommunication Engineering
133 MSc. in Construction Management
134 M.A. in Fine Art

135 PGD in Livestock Development Planning & Management
136 Master of Veterinary Medicine (Food Animal Health & Production)
137 MSc. in Molecular Biology
138 MSc. in Veterinary Pathology
139 Master of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
140 Master of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Management
141 MSc.in International Infectious Diseases Management
142 MSc.in Wildlife Health and Management.

a) Wildlife Clinical Medicine
b) Wildlife Resource Management
c) Aquatic Health Management
143 MSc.in Livestock Development and Management
a) Livestock Sector Planning and Management
b) Animal Product Processing, Entrepreneurship and Safety

144 Master of Business Administration
145 MSc. in Accounting and Finance
146 MSc. in Marketing
147 Master of Human Resource Management
148 MSc. in Procurement & Supply Chain Management
149 MSc. in Leadership and Governance
150 MSc. in Entrepreneurship
151 M.A. in Economic Policy Management
152 Master of International Business
153 Master of Hospitality and Tourism Management
154 Master of Business Administration (Modular)
155 MSc. in Banking & Investment Management
156 Master of Energy Economics and Governance


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 on-line applications their applications on line 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.


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

Application Procedure

Visit the Makerere University’s Admissions URL https://admissions.mak.ac.ug and generate a Payment Reference Number (PRN) by following the guide below.

2. Sign up using full name, e-mail and Mobile No. Please note that your name must be similar to the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid.

3. A password will be sent to both your e-mail and mobile number.

4. The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.

5. To fill a form the appl icant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the appropriate scheme i.e. Postgraduate and Taught PhD or PhD Research

6. Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on “Pay for Form” button7. Make a payment at any of the following Banks:

(a) Stanbic

(b) Post Bank

(c) Centenary Bank

(d) DFCU Bank

(e) UBA Bank

8. Print 2 copies of the filled biodata form and attach 2 certified copies of your academic documents, 2 copies of all other relevant academic documents, 2 passport photos and the three referees’ letters of recommendation.

9. Submit in office No. 307; level 3 Senate Building Or email scanned copies of the mentioned documents to drgt(@)rgt.mak.ac.ug.


i) Go the payment reference site: https//:payments.mak.ac.ug

ii) Fill in your name;

iii) Fill in your email;

iv) Fill in your telephone number – Go to the next

v) Click on the option number;

vi) Application fee = Ugx 50,000 (East African applicants) or UGX 151,500 (International Applicants)

vii) the pay reference number

viii) Go to the Bank and payFor 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 No: 003410158000002
  • Swift Code: UGBAUGKAU

10. Strictly observe the closing date of Friday, 28th May, 2021.

11. All Applicants for Master of Laws (LLM) will do a Graduate Admission Test (GAT) consisting of an oral Interview and written test on dates and other requirements to be communicated by the School.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Detailed information about the Programmes’ admission requirements, content and regulations can be obtained from College Websites or contact the Principals/College Registrars of the respective Colleges and Schools.

Further details including tuition fees can be found in the attached document below.

Alfred Masikye Namoah


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