2019/2020 Postgraduate Programs

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirements for admission to any Postgraduate degree are:

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with at least 5 passes
  2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent with at least 2 principal passes.
  3. An Honors degree from an accredited degree awarding institution
  4. Candidates who have a Pass degree should have at least a Postgraduate Diploma with at least a credit from an accredited degree awarding institution.

Additionally, for international applicants:

  1. Applicants whose first language or medium of instruction is not English, must provide evidence from a recognized English language training institution that they have sufficient command of English language.
  2. Applicants should have their documents verified by NCHE.
  3. Applicants should have their degree certificate and transcript translated and converted into an equivalent of Ugandan Universities’ CGPA
  4. For applicants to clinical programmes;
    1. Have documentary evidence of Internship Training indicating disciplines and dates.
    2. Be registered or eligible for registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.
  • A current certificate of good standing with the Medical Practitioners’ Council of the country of origin.

 SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Faculty of Business and Management Sciences

Master of Business Administration (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree

Sit and Pass the Graduate Admissions Test (GAT) of Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Computing and Informatics

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Informatics (Duration 1 years)

A degree in Computing, Information Technology, Information Systems, Informatics, Business Studies or a degree in other STEM-related fields from a recognized institution

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Information Technology (Duration 1 years)

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Information Systems/Computer Engineering/Software Engineering or any other computing related field or other STEM-related degree from a recognized higher institution of learning

OR

A bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and any other health care-related degree fron a recognized higher institution of learning

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems (Duration 1 years)

A degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Computer Engineering from a recognized institution

OR

A degree in any other STEM-related field with evidence of having taken acceptable courses in information systems

Masters in Business Informatics (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Computing, Information Technology, Information Systems, Informatics, Business Studies or a degree in other STEM-related fields from a recognized institution

OR

A good postgraduate diploma in Computing, Information Technology, Information Systems, Informatics, Business Studies or a degree in other STEM-related fields from a recognized institution

Master of Science in Health Information Technology (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in health care related field (e.g Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry) or Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology from a recognized institution

Master of Science in Information Systems (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Computer Engineering or equivalent

 Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Inclusive Development (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in any development studies related discipline

Master of Arts in Development Studies (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in any development studies related discipline

Master of Arts in Governance and Planning (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in any development studies related discipline

Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology (Duration 1 years)

An honors first degree

Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies (Duration 2 years)

An honors first degree

Faculty of Medicine

Master of Medical Laboratory Science (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Medical Laboratory Science

Master of Medicine in Anaesthesiology (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Medicine in Community Practice/Family Medicine (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Medicine in Dermatology (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Medicine in Ear, Nose and Throat (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Medicine in Emergency Medicine (Duration 3 years)

An honors in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

A year of post internship experience relevant to Emergency Medicine

Evidence of an excellent general knowledge base of medicine assessed by a pre-course paper

Master of Medicine in General Surgery (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Master of Medicine in Obstetrics/Gynaecology (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Medicine in Paediatrics & Child Health (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Medicine in Pathology (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Medicine in Psychiatry (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Medicine in Radiology (Duration 3 years)

An honors degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Master of Public Health (Duration 2 years)

An  honors  degree in Health Sciences i.e. Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry or Nursing,  Environmental Sciences, Biology, Laboratory Sciences

OR

An  honors  degree in Social Sciences e.g. Social Work, Sociology, Economics, Demography,

OR

An  honors degree in the Biological Sciences such as Statistics, Environmental Sciences

Master of Public Health with Research Ethics (Duration 2 years)

An  honors  degree in Medicine and Surgery or its equivalent from a recognized University

OR

An  honors  degree in Health Sciences i.e. Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry or Nursing,  Environmental Sciences, Biology, Laboratory Sciences

OR

An  honors  degree in Social Sciences e.g. Social Work, Sociology, Economics, Demography, or a degree in the Biological Sciences such as Statistics

Master of Science in Anatomy (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Health Sciences i.e. Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Surgery, or Human Anatomy and Zoology

Master of Science in Biochemistry (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Health Sciences i.e. Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences or Nursing with Biochemistry as a cognate subject

OR

An honors degree in Biological Sciences e.g. Agriculture, Food Science & Technology, Biology, Chemistry.

OR

An honors BSc. degree with Biochemistry as a cognate subject

Master of Science in Medical Microbiology (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Health Sciences i.e. Human Medicine, Dental Surgery, Nursing or Medical Laboratory Science or its equivalent

Master of Science in Pharmacology (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Health Sciences i.e. Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biochemistry, Physiology or relevant field such as Botany and Zoology

Master of Science in Physiology (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Medicine and Surgery

OR

An honors degree in Health Sciences or Biological Sciences i.e. Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry or Nursing and relevant field experience

Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy) (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Pharmacy or equivalent

Evidence of completion of internship and registration with a pharmacy professional body

Motivation letter indicating why you are in pursuing this programme

Two letters of recommendation from employer and former university

A 2-page concept paper of a proposed research topic in the field of interest. The concept paper should have the following structure: 1. Background, 2. Problem Statement, 3. Objectives, 4. Proposed methods, 5. Significance and 6. References

Master of Science in Pharmacognosy and Natural Medicine Sciences (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Health Sciences, Chemistry or Biological Sciences

Motivation letter indicating why you are in pursuing this programme

Two letters of recommendation from employer and former university

A 2-page concept paper of a proposed research topic in the field of interest. The concept paper should have the following structure: 1. Background, 2. Problem Statement, 3. Objectives, 4. Proposed methods, 5. Significance and 6. References

Faculty of Science

Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction and Media Studies (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in BA/Ed or BSc/Ed

OR

BA or BSc and Diploma in Education

Master of Education in Educational Administration and Planning (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in BA/Ed or BSc/Ed

OR

BA or BSc and Diploma in Education

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in BA/Ed or BSc/Ed

OR

BA or BSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Master of Science in Biology (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree in Botany/ Zoology/ Ethnobotany/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Forestry/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Medicine.

Master of Science in Chemistry (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree majoring in Chemistry

Master of Science in Mathematics (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree majoring in Mathematics

Master of Science in Physics (Duration 2 years)

An honors degree majoring in Physics

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The University offers PhD in the fields of Biomedical Engineering, Computing, Development Studies, Education, Management, Medicine and Science. Program duration is 3 years.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with at least 5 passes
  2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent with at least 2 principal passes.
  3. An Honors degree from an accredited degree awarding institution
  4. A Masters’ degree from an accredited degree awarding institution
  5. A Concept paper
  6. Curriculum Vitae of proposed supervisor(s).