Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) in Education (By Coursework and Research)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in Education (by Coursework and Research) of Kabale University aims at developing a student’s intellectual hindsight about contemporary issues affecting education in areas of education leadership and management; sociological perspectives of education, comparative and international education (global education); curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; and education psychology. The students are equipped with 21st Century learning and managerial skills appropriate in blending a critical and analytical approach appropriate to supporting the development of paradigms for sustainable social education. The PhD. student will be exposed to various leading themes in the science of global education, education leadership, planning and management, as well as advanced sociological, colonial, postcolonial and indigenous education realities that articulate the historical, cultural and contemporary patterns of education progression. The PhD. student will also be exposed to more contemporary themes in education psychology, social justice education and curriculum studies, in order to stimulate his/her capacity to think critically in his or her area of specialty.

Overview

Code PhDE
Duration 3 Years
Study time Weekend
Intake August

Entry requirements

Applicants to the PhD programmes must meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate Programmes set by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and Kabale University. Specially, applicants must possess the following:

  1. Must have either a relevant Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university or institution of higher learning.
  2. Must have a relevant Master’s degree from a recognized University and/or Institution of Higher Learning recognised by NCHE. A Postgraduate Diploma in Education or Equivalent is an added advantage.
  3. Any other Master’s degree that may not be relevant but the applicant MUST have evidence of published materials relevant or related to the programme of study.
  4. Evidence of Recognition of Prior Learning that is equivalent to the qualification that is to be pursued. For Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), a prospective candidate shall first get clearance from NCHE to be eligible for admission.
  5. Present a scholarly written statement of research intent that is in line with the PhD. in Education programme scope.
  6. A detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  7. Three recommendation letters signed at least by two academics at a PhD. level or higher, and one professional referee.
  8. Fresh graduates of a Master’s degree should have at least one year of relevant working experience.

Fees structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX 4,000,000 $2,500

Functional Fees

Application fee 50,000
Registration fees (per Academic Year) 60,000
Late Registration (per semester; after the deadline for official registration) 30,000
Examination fee (per semester) 100,000
Research fee (per Academic Year) 300,000
Student Manual (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Computer Laboratory fee (per Academic Year) 60,000
Identity Card (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Library fee (per Academic Year) 50,000
Medical (per semester) 15,000
Development Fund (per Academic Year) 100,000
Late Payment of Fees (after the deadline for official fees payment) 50,000
Replacement of Admission Letter (per Issue) 5,000
Retake/Supplementary/Missed  Exam fee (per course) 50,000
Special Exam (per course) 30,000
Student Games Union fee (Academic Year) 20,000
Student Guild fee (per Academic Year ) 20,000
Contribution to the Uganda National Students’ Association (UNSA) (per Academic Year) 2,000
Graduation fee (Payable on Completion of Studies) (Including: Transcript, Certificate, Convocation) 150,000
Certification (per copy) 3,000
Contribution to National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Collections (per Academic Year) 20,000

Optional

  • Language Enhancement (for Students of French):  200,000= (per year)
  • Study trips (for Students of Geography): 100,000= (per year)
  • Study trips/Transport fee (for DEHS, BNS, BEHS, MBChB, BACM): 170,000= (per Sem)

  1. The University Council reserves the right to adjust the fees without prior notice.
  2. These Programmes are run over Weekends, during Fulltime, or in Recess/Holiday Sessions.

Contribution to NCHE should be deposited using a payment reference number generated via www.ura.go.ug


Fees Structure 2022-2023

Application and selection

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units
  YEAR ONE  SEMESTER ONE
  CORE COURSES        
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME LH PH CH CU
PDE9111 Advanced Research Methods 45 30 60 4
PDE9112 Computer Applications in Research 60 45 60 5
PDE9113 Scholarly Writing & Publishing Skills 45 30 60 4
PDE9114 Philosophy of Science 45 30 60 4
PDE9115 Institutional Pedagogy 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       21
  YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
  CORE COURSES        
PDE9121 Educational Monitoring & Evaluation 45 30 60 4
PDE9122 Education for Sustainable Development 45 30 60 4
  PROGRAMME OPTIONS        
  EDUCATION MANAGEMENT OPTION
PEM9121 Advanced Theory of Educational Administration and Management 45 30 60 4
PEM9122 Histo-Philosophical Foundations of Education 45 30 60 4
PEM9123 Educational Policymaking and Planning in Developing Economies 45 30 60 4
PEM9124 Theoretical Dimensions in Education Leadership and Governance 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
  CURRICULUM STUDIES OPTION
PCS9121 Advanced Curriculum Theory 45 30 60 4
PCS9122 Curriculum Design and Instruction 45 30 60 4
PCS9123 Curriculum Planning and Social Change Pedagogy 45 30 60 4
PCS9124 Comparative Issues in Curriculum Development and Reform 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
  COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OPTION
PCI9121 History and Theory of Comparative Education 45 30 60 4
PCI9122 World Systems Analysis in Comparative Education 45 30 60 4
PCI9123 Political formations and International Education Systems 45 30 60 4
PCI9124 Development Education, Multiculturalism and Internationalization 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
  SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION OPTION
PSE9121 Advanced Sociological Theory 45 30 60 4
PSE9122 Society and Education 45 30 60 4
PSE9123 Education Policy and Sociology of Education 45 30 60 4
PSE9124 Indigenous Education, Indigenous Knowledge and Decolonization 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
  EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OPTION
PEP9121 Philosophical Foundations of Education Psychology 45 30 60 4
PEP9122 Advanced Developmental & Adolescent Psychology 45 30 60 4
PEP9123 Human Development and Schooling 45 30 60 4
PEP9124 Origin and Management of Behaviour 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
           
  YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE        
  EDUCATION MANAGEMENT OPTION)
PEM9211 Organizational Behaviour, Culture and Politics 45 30 60 4
PEM9212 Human Resource Management Practice in Education 45 30 60 4
PEM9213 Pertinent Issues in Management of Higher Education 45 30 60 4
PEM9214 Education Law, Policy and Ethical Issues in Education 45 30 60 4
PEM9215 Leading Issues in Strategic Thinking and Management 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
  CURRICULUM STUDIES OPTION        
PCS9211 Curriculum Implementation, Supervision and Policy 45 30 60 4
PCS9212 Dimensions in Curriculum Teaching and Learning 45 30 60 4
PCS9213 Management of Technologies in Curriculum Studies 45 30 60 4
PCS9214 Theoretical Dimensions in Curriculum Evaluation 45 30 60 4
PCS9215 Philosophy and Politics in Curriculum Decision-Making 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
  COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OPTION
PCI9211 Post colonialism and Citizenship Education 45 30 60 4
PCI9212 Comparative Issues in Curriculum Development and Reform 45 30 60 4
PCI9213 Indigenous Knowledge, Representation and Decolonization 45 30 60 4
PCI9214 Refugee Education and Policy 45 30 60 4
PCI9215 Cultural Knowledge, Representation and Colonial Pedagogy 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
  SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION OPTION        
PSE9211 Functionalism and Education 45 30 60 4
PSE9212 School as a Context and Construction 45 30 60 4
PSE9213 Theoretical Foundations of Adult Learning 45 30 60 4
PSE9214 Deschooling and Lifelong learning 45 30 60 4
PSE9215 Cultural Knowledge, Representation and Colonial Pedagogy 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
  EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY OPTION        
PEP9211 Advanced Educational Guidance & Counselling 45 30 60 4
PEP9212 Human Learning and Cognition 45 30 60 4
PEP9213 Psychological Testing, Assessment and Psychometrics 45 30 60 4
PEP9214 Exceptional Children and Psychopathology 45 30 60 4
PEP9215 Advanced Social Psychology 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
           
  YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO        
PDE9221 Research Proposal Writing       24
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       24
           
  YEAR THREE        
PDE9300 Thesis Writing       50
  TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT UNITS       50
           

Career opportunities

Target Audience:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education is designed for professional educators, education managers pursuing career in different education departments, researchers, graduates of Masters degrees in education and social workers, all aspiring to heighten their understanding of education research and theory, as well as global education praxis. At the end of their programme, graduates are supposed to utilize the high-tech skills and competencies acquired in their respective fields of specialization and in the philosophy of science to become social leaders and significant contributors to a globally competitive knowledge-based society.