Africa in general and East Africa, in particular, is faced with problems of low production and productivity, little or no value addition to the few products but also lack of ethical values in management of a business. These overarching problems have of late been compounded by effects of climate change, all of which have made peoples’ livelihoods a dilemma. It is no doubt therefore that Agricultural research and technology development, which is a component of the agricultural production and productivity enhancement intervention, is fundamental for enhanced agricultural sector growth and performance.
To generate high returns of investment, each link in the production and value chains of agricultural enterprises needs to be accompanied by effective agricultural research and technology generation programs. Well-designed innovation systems with a component of a climate-smart initiative like Agro-ecology and endowed with ethical values will help to generate the desired shift from the present poverty cycle to better livelihoods. This will eventually bring in the aspect of sustainability that has been glaringly lacking in African/small-scale enterprises.
Duration: 3 – 5 Years
A Prospective student seeking admission to the course leading to award of a PhD shall normally require a Master's Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution of Higher Learning. In exceptional circumstances, prospective students who hold a First-Class Degree with relevant working experience and appropriate professional qualifications can also be admitted.
Admission to PhD
To be admitted to the PhD programme, a prosoective student is required to submit a preliminary research proposal/ concept note and copies and copies of published academic work (Dissertations not inclusive).
Aceeptance is dependant upon the prospective students proposal receiving favourable reports. Once the proposal/ concept is accepted, the prospective student will invited for an interview. If the admission panel deems the prospective students work satisfactory, s/he will be admitted as a PhD student. If the Panel is not satisfied with the proposal/concept, a revised proposal may be submitted within a specified period.
Mode of Delivery
There are two modes of delivery:
- By Course Work and Dissertation and
- By Research
PhD by Course Work and Dissertation
A Candidate will be expected to follow one year of coursework programmes. After successfully completing the first year, a candidate will undertake research for two years leading to a completed and defended dissertation.
PhD by Research
A prospective student will be admitted as M. Phil Student. M. Phil student will be differentiated to PhD status after a maximum of one year having submitted and successfully defended his/her research proposal.
Duration: 2 Years
Admission to Masters Programme
- A prospective student seeking admission to a Masters degree must have at least a Second Class (Lower) degree in a relevant field from a recogonised institution of Higher learning.
- No prospective student unless under exceptional circumstances will be admitted to the Masters degree immediately after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree. To be admitted, the prospective student should have had some pratical experience for a period of at least 2 years.
- All prospective Masters Students will be required to pass a Graduate Admission Test (GAT) before admission
Full Time (FT) :
Ushs 6,600,000 ( USD 3,595)
Part Time (PT) :
Ushs 5,600,000 ( USD 2,750)
Application forms can be obtained from:
- Registrar’s office at the Uganda Martyrs University Main campus (Nkozi)
- Kampala office at Uganda Catholic Management and Training Institute (Rubaga)
- Uganda Martyrs University Website (www.umu.ac.ug)