School of Postgraduate Studies and Research


The School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) at Uganda Martyrs University is mandated to coordinate and manage graduate and postgraduate programmes. The SPGS runs the Doctoral programmes at the University. In liaison with the Higher Degrees Committee, the SPGS tracks the progress of all MPhil and PhD candidates through graduate seminars, research methodology workshops and progress panels.  The SPGS also organizes the oral defense of Doctoral thesis. The SPGS receives application forms and forwards them to the respective Faculties offering the courses applied for scrutiny and recommendation on who to invite to the Graduate Admission Test (GAT).

After the GAT results are released, the Faculties advise the SPGS on the suitable number of candidates that may be admitted per Faculty and per course. The SPGS then prepares the final list and admits the qualifying students.

The SPGS coordinates the preparation of joint timetable by the Faculties for jointly organized core postgraduate courses such as research methodology, computer literacy, consultancy skills, communication skills and others. The SPGS works with the Higher Degrees Committee and various Faculties to put in place measures to ensure and promote quality in Graduate and Postgraduate programmes.



GAT List Out.

List of Candidates for the forthcoming Graduate Admission Test scheduled for 27th May 2017 is now out. See list here. Test that will take place at Nkozi main campus. The test begins at 9:00am

Extension of Application deadline

Uganda Martyrs University is still inviting applications for the following
postgraduate courses for the academic year 2017/2018 in Nkozi, Rubaga, Masaka, Mbale, Fort Portal and Nsambya. See advert here. Early applications are advisable. Please apply before 15th June 2017



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