2019/2020 Postgraduate Programs

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

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. Have a documentary evidence of Internship Training indicating disciplines and dates.
  • International applicants should have their documents verified by NCHE.
  1. International applicants, should have their degree certificate and transcript translated and converted into an equivalent of Ugandan Universities’ CGPA
  2. Be registered or eligible for registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.
  3. 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

1. Master of Business Administration

An honors degree

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

Faculty of Computing and Informatics

1. Postgraduate Diploma in Business Informatics

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

2. Postgraduate Diploma in Health Information Technology

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

3. Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems

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

4. Masters in Business Informatics

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

5. Master of Science in Health Information Technology

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

6. Master of Science in Information Systems

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

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

1. Master of Arts in Development Studies

An honors degree in any development studies related discipline

2. Master of Arts in Local Governance and Planning

An honors degree in any development studies related discipline

3. Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology

An honors first degree

4. Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies

An honors first degree

Faculty of Medicine

1. Master of Medical Laboratory Science

An honors degree in Medical Laboratory Science

2. Master of Medicine in Anaesthesia

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

3. Master of Medicine in Community Practice/Family Medicine

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

4. Master of Medicine in Dermatology

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

5. Master of Medicine in Ear, Nose and Throat

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

6. Master of Medicine in Emergency Medicine

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

7. Master of Medicine in General Surgery

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

8. Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine

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

9. Master of Medicine in Obstetrics/Gynaecology

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

10. Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology

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

11. Master of Medicine in Paediatrics & Child Health

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

12. Master of Medicine in Pathology

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

13. Master of Medicine in Psychiatry

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

14. Master of Medicine in Radiology

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

15. Master of Public Health

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

16. Master of Public Health with Research Ethics

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

17. Master of Science in Anatomy

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

18. Master of Science in Biochemistry

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

19. Master of Science in Microbiology

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

20. Master of Science in Pharmacology

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

21. Master of Science in Physiology

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

22. Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy)

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

23. Master of Science in Pharmacognosy and Natural Medicine Sciences

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

1. Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction and Media Studies

An honors degree in BA/Ed or BSc/Ed

OR

BA or BSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Education

2. Master of Education in Educational Administration and Planning

An honors degree in BA/Ed or BSc/Ed

OR

BA or BSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Education

3. Master of Education in Educational Psychology

An honors degree in BA/Ed or BSc/Ed

OR

BA or BSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Education

4. Master of Science in Biology

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

5. Master of Science in Chemistry

An honors degree majoring in Chemistry

6. Master of Science in Mathematics

An honors degree majoring in Mathematics

7. Master of Science in Physics

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).