University of Makerere


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About us

 Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa.It is established in 1922 as a humble technical school, In January of that year, the school, which was later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics.

The College soon began offering various other courses in Medical Care, Agriculture , Veterinary Sciences and Teacher Training. It expanded over the years to become a Center for Higher Education in East Africa in 1935. In 1937, the College started developing into an institution of higher education, offering post-school certificate courses.

In 1949, it became a University College affiliated to the University College of London, offering courses leading to the general degrees of its then mother institution.

With the establishment of the University of East Africa in June 29, 1963, the special relationship with the University of London came to a close and degrees of the University of East Africa were instituted.

On July 1, 1970, Makerere became an independent national university of the Republic of Uganda, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to its own awards. Makerere University offers not only day but also evening and external study programmes to a student body of about 35,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduates (both Ugandan and foreign). It is also a very active centre for research.

The University transitioned from the Faculty-based to the collegiate system on 1st July 2011 and as of Friday 30th December 2011, Makerere University officially transformed into a Collegiate University with 9 Constituent Colleges and one School, operating as semi-autonomous units of the University.

Vision

To be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.

Mission

To provide innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to National and Global needs.

Vision

To be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.

Mission

To provide innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to National and Global needs.

 

Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. In January of that year, the school, which was later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics.

The College soon began offering various other courses in Medical Care, Agriculture , Veterinary Sciences and Teacher Training. It expanded over the years to become a Center for Higher Education in East Africa in 1935. In 1937, the College started developing into an institution of higher education, offering post-school certificate courses.

Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. In January of that year, the school, which was later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics.

The College soon began offering various other courses in Medical Care, Agriculture , Veterinary Sciences and Teacher Training. It expanded over the years to become a Center for Higher Education in East Africa in 1935. In 1937, the College started developing into an institution of higher education, offering post-school certificate courses.

Vision

To be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.

Mission

To provide innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to National and Global needs.

Vision

To be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.

Mission

To provide innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to National and Global needs.

Programs offered

Certificate and Diploma

Makerere offers Diploma and Certificate programs that help prepare students for higher education and also advance their careers.  They are usually under certain departments and short in length since they are intended to cover specific areas. They include:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Ordinary Diploma in Leisure and Hospitality Management·

College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering and Surveying

College of Education and External Studies

  • Diploma in Project Planning and Management

College of Computing and Information Sciences

  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • IT ESSENTIAL I & II
  • Oracle Certified Associate Program(OCA)
  • Oracle Certified professional (OCP)
  • Microsoft Certification
  • International Computer Driving Licence
  • Certificate in Computer Applications
  • Staff Development Programs

East African School of Library and Information Science

  • Diploma in Records and Archives Management ·
  • Diploma in Library and Information Studies

College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biodiversity

  • Animal nutrition and commercial feed production
  • Integrated livestock and rural development
  • Applied food microbiology
  • Artificial insemination for field technicians
  • Artificial insemination for field veterinarians
  • Conservation Medicine
  • Essential surgical skills for food animal practice
  • Obstetrical procedures in food animals
  • Reproductive herd health and production management
  • Small ruminant and rabbit production
  • Wildlife health and management

Undergraduate

Makerere University Offers A Number Of Bachelors Degree Programmes. They Are Listed Below Under Their Respective Academic Units.

1. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)

Day Programmes

  • AGR – Bachelor Of Science In Agriculture
  • FST – Bachelor Of Science In Food Science And Technology
  • AGE – Bachelor Of Science In Agricultural Engineering
  • BAR – Bachelor Of Agricultural And Rural Innovation
  • BAM – Bachelor Of Science In Agricultural Land Use And Management
  • HOT – Bachelor Of Science In Horticulture
  • AGM – Bachelor Of Agribusiness Management
  • HUN – Bachelor Of Science In Human Nutrition
  • BVS – Bachelor Of Environmental Science
  • FOR – Bachelor Of Conservation Forestry & Products Technology
  • BCF – Bachelor Of Social & Enterpreneural Forestry

Evening Programmes

  • BAE – Bachelor Of Science In Agricultural Land Use And Management

 

2. College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS)

Day Programmes

  • ECO – Bachelor Of Arts In Economics
  • DEC – Bachelor Of Arts In Development Economics
  • COE – Bachelor Of Commerce
  • ADM – Bachelor Of Business Administration
  • STA – Bachelor Of Statistics
  • BQE – Bachelor Of Science In Quantitative Economics
  • BPS – Bachelor Of Science In Population Studies
  • SAS – Bachelor Of Science In Actuarial Science
  • BBS – Bachelor Of Science In Business Statistics

Evening Programmes

  • ECE – Bachelor Of Arts In Economics
  • DEE – Bachelor Of Arts In Development Economics
  • CEO – Bachelor Of Commerce
  • AND – Bachelor Of Business Administration
  • BSQ – Bachelor Of Science In Quantitative Economics
  • BPE – Bachelor Of Science In Population Studies
  • SAT – Bachelor Of Science In Actuarial Science
  • EBS – Bachelor Of Science In Business Statistics

 

3. College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS)

Day Programmes

  • CSC – Bachelor Of Science In Computer Science
  • BIT – Bachelor Of Information Technology
  • ILD – Bachelor Of Information System
  • BSW – Bachelor Of Science In Software Engineering
  • DCS – Diploma In Computer Science And Information Technology
  • LIS – Bachelor Of Library And Information Science
  • BRA – Bachelor Of Records And Archives Management
  • ARM – Diploma In Archives And Records Management

Evening Programmes

  • CSE – Bachelor Of Science In Computer Science
  • BET – Bachelor Of Information Technology
  • BIS – Bachelor Of Information System
  • SSE – Bachelor Of Science In Software Engineering
  • DCE – Diploma In Computer Science And Information Technology
  • BLE – Bachelor Of Library And Information Science
  • BRE – Bachelor Of Records And Archives Management
  • LIB – Diploma In Library And Information Studies
  • RAM – Diploma In Archives And Records Management

 

4. College of Education and External Studies (CEES)

Day Programmes

  • EDA – Bachelor Of Arts With Education
  • EDS – Bachelor Of Science With Education
  • BAC – Bachelor Of Adult And Community Education

Evening Programmes

  • EDE – Bachelor Of Arts With Education
  • BCE – Bachelor Of Adult And Community Education
  • DPM – Diploma In Project Planning And Management

External Programmes

  • COX – Bachelor Of Commerce
  • SCX – Bachelor Of Science
  • BED – Bachelor Of Education
  • CYP – Diploma In Youth In Development Work

5. College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT)

Day Programmes

  • CIV – Bachelor Of Science In Civil Engineering
  • ELE – Bachelor Of Science In Electrical Engineering
  • MEC – Bachelor Of Science In Mechanical Engineering
  • SUR – Bachelor Of Science In Surveying
  • ARC – Bachelor Of Architecture
  • SQS – Bachelor Of Science In Quantity Surveying
  • SLE – Bachelor Of Science In Land Economics
  • SCM – Bachelor Of Science In Construction Management
  • STE – Bachelor Of Science In Telecommunications Engineering
  • CMP – Bachelor Of Science In Computer Engineering
  • CSD – Diploma In Civil Engineering Surveying
  • FIN – Bachelor Of Industrial And Fine Arts

Parallel Programmes
(Classes Are Conducted Both During The Day And In The Afternoon)

  • CIA – Bachelor Of Science In Civil Engineering
  • ELA – Bachelor Of Science In Electrical Engineering
  • MEA – Bachelor Of Science In Mechanical Engineering
  • ARA – Bachelor Of Architecture
  • SQA – Bachelor Of Science In Quantity Surveying
  • SLA – Bachelor Of Science In Land Economics
  • SCA – Bachelor Of Science In Construction Management
  • CME – Bachelor Of Science In Computer Engineering
  • STM – Bachelor Of Science In Telecommunications Engineering
  • LSE – Bachelor Of Science in Land Surveying and Geomatics
  • CSS – Diploma In Civil Engineering Surveying

Evening Programmes

  • BUE – Bachelor Of Urban and Regional Planning

6. College of Health Sciences (CHS)

Day Programmes

  • PHA – Bachelor Of Pharmacy
  • MAM – Bachelor Of Medicine and Bachelor Of Surgery
  • BDS – Bachelor Of Dental Surgery
  • NUR – Bachelor Of Nursing
  • BMR – Bachelor Of Medical Radiography
  • BEH – Bachelor Of Environmental Health Science
  • BSL – Bachelor Of Science in Speech and Language Therapy
  • BDT – Bachelor Of Science in Dental Technology
  • BSB – Bachelor Of Science in Biomedical Sciences
  • BBI – Bachelor Of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • BYT – Bachelor Of Cytotechnology

 

7. College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)

Day Programmes

  • SOC – Bachelor Of Social Work and Social Administration
  • ASS – Bachelor Of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • BJC – Bachelor Of Journalism and Communication
  • ARS – Bachelor Of Arts (Arts)
  • DVS – Bachelor Of Development Studies
  • MUS – Bachelor Of Arts in Music
  • BDF – Bachelor Of Arts in Drama and Film
  • BCO – Bachelor Of Community Psychology
  • BIP – Bachelor Of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • EHR – Bachelor Of Arts in Ethics and Human Rights
  • DPA – Diploma in Performing Arts

Evening Programmes

  • ASE – Bachelor Of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • BJE – Bachelor Of Journalism and Communication
  • ARE – Bachelor Of Arts (Arts)
  • DVE – Bachelor Of Development Studies
  • BEP – Bachelor Of Community Psychology
  • BOP – Bachelor Of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • EHE – Bachelor Of Arts in Ethics and Human Rights

 

8. College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS)

Day Programmes

  • BIC – Bachelor Of Science in Industrial Chemistry
  • BFS – Bachelor Of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • BSP – Bachelor Of Sports Science
  • SCB – Bacholor Of Science – Biological
  • SCP – Bachelor Of Science – Physical
  • SEC – Bachelor Of Science – Economics
  • BPG – Bachelor Of Science in Petroleum Geoscience & Production
  • BCB – Bachelor Of Science in Conservation Biology
  • ETB – Bachelor Of Science in Ethnobotany
  • BBT – Bachelor Of Science in Biotechnology

 

9. College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Biosecurity (CoVAB)

Day Programmes

  • VET – Bachelor Of Veterinary Medicine
  • WHM – Bachelor Of Science in Wildlife Health and Management
  • MLT – Bachelor Of Biomedical Laboratory Technology
  • BAP – Bachelor Of Animal Production, Technology and Management
  • DLP – Diploma in Livestock Product Development and Entrepreneurship
  • DLH – Diploma in Livestock Health Sciences

Evening Programmes

  • BLT – Bachelor Of Biomedical Laboratory Technology

 

10. School Of Law (LAW)

Day Programmes

  • LAW – Bachelor Of Laws

Evening Programmes

  • LAE – Bachelor Of Laws

Postgraduate

In this section, we enable a visitor to find out about particular academic programmes. Link to both faculty and department

Makerere offers more than 100 graduate programmes, listed below under their respective academic units. Follow the links to the respective websites to learn more about each programme.

1. College of Agricultural Sciences & Environmental Sciences (CAES)

  • MSc. in Agricultural Extension & Education
  • MSc. in Crop Science
  • MSc. in Animal Science
  • MSc. in Agricultural Engineering
  • MSc. in Soil Science
  • MSc. in Agricultural Economics
  • Master of Agribusiness Management
  • MSc. in Food Science & Technology
  • MSc in Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • MSc. in Plant Breeding and Seed Systems
  • Msc in Applied Human Nutrition
  • MSc. in Environment & Natural Resources
  • MSc. in Agroforestry
  • MSc. in Forestry
  • M.A. in Geography

2. College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS)

  • PGD in Demography
  • PGD in Statistics
  • M.A. in Economic Policy and Planning
  • M.A. in Economic Policy Management (Day &Evening)
  • M.A in Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • M.A. in Gender Analysis in Economics (Day)
  • M.A. in Demography
  • Master of Statistics
  • M.A. in Population and Development
  • MSc. in Population and Reproductive Health
  • MSc. in Quantitative Economics
  • MSc in Population Studies

3. College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS)

  • 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 Communications and Software Engineering
  • Msc. in Information Systems
  • MSc. in Information Science

4. College of Education and External Studies (CEES)

  • PGD in Education
  • M.Ed. in Science Education
  • M.Ed. in Social Sciences & Arts Education
  • M.Ed. in Language & Literature Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies
  • M.Ed. in Educational Foundation
  • M.A. in Educational Policy and Planning
  • Master of Adult and Community Education

5. College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT)

  • PGD in Construction Project Management
  • M. of Engineering – Civil (Evening)
  • M. of Engineering – Mechanical(Evening)
  • M. of Engineering – Electrical (Evening)
  • MSc. in Civil Engineering(Day)
  • MSc. in Electrical Engineering(Day)
  • MSc. Mechanical Engineering (Day)
  • M. of Architecture (Day)
  • MSc. in Renewable Energy (Day)
  • M.A. in Fine Art

6. College of Health Sciences (CHS)

  • 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 General Surgery
  • M.Med Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • M.Med Anaesthesia
  • M.Med Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Msc in Medical Illustration
  • MSc in Human Anatomy
  • MSc in Pharmacology
  • MSc in Physiology
  • MSc in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Master of Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Master of Public Health (Full Time)
  • Master of Public Health (Distance)
  • Master of Health Services Research
  • Master of Public Health Nutrition

7. College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)

  • PGD in Gender and Local Economic Development
  • PGD Counselling
  • M.A. in Human Rights
  • M.A. in African Languages
  • M.A. in Philosophy
  • M.A. in Languages(foreign)
  • 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 Journalism and Communication
  • 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 Organisational Psychology (Evening)
  • M.A. in Counselling
  • MSc. in Clinical Psychology

8. College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS)

  • MSc. in Mathematics
  • MSc. in Physics
  • MSc. in Chemistry
  • MSc. in Botany
  • MSc. in Zoology
  • MSc. in Geology
  • MSc. in Mathematical Modelling
  • M.Sc. in Biochemistry

9. College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biodiversity (CoVAB)

  • PGD in Livestock Development Planning & Management
  • M. of Vet. Medicine (Food Animal Health & Production)
  • MSc. in Molecular Biology
  • MSc. in Vet Pathology
  • M. of Veterinary Preventive Medicine M. of Wildlife Health and ManagementMSc in Livestock Development Planning and Management
  • Master of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Management
  • Master of Wildlife Tourism & Recreation Management
  • Master of Science Natural Products Technology and Value Chain Management
  • Master of Science in Animal Product Processing, Entrepreneurship and Safety

10. School of Law (LAW)

  • Master of Laws

DOCTORAL DEGREES BY COURSEWORKS AND DISSERTATIONS

  • Ph.D in Information Systems
  • Ph.D in Computer Science
  • Ph.D in Software Engineering
  • Ph.D in Information Technology
  • Ph.D in Information Science
  • Ph.D in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

  • Diplomas – One academic year
  • Masters degrees (full time) – Two academic years
  • Masters degrees (part time) – Three – four academic years
  • Masters of Medicine – Three academic yearsMaster of Public Health (Day) – Three academic years
  • Master of Public Health (Distance) – Three to six academic years
  • PhD (Provisional Admission) – One academic year Maximum
  • Ph.D/MD/LLD (full time) – Three academic years
  • Ph.D/MD/LLD (part time) – Five academic years.

Admission and Applications

Makerere University offers a wide range of study opportunities at different levels of your career. These range from undergraduate, graduate as well as continuing career enhancement options. If standard study options dont apply to you, flexible study options may be more suitable.

These include:

  • Evening Study programmes designed to offer opportunities to mainly the working class although any interested person who meets the admission requirements can apply to be considered for admission.
  • Distance learning or External study programmes designed to benefit those who merit University education but for some reason are unable to attend regular classes at the University.

Please use the links below to learn more about the requirements for different study opportunities.

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