Master of Arts in Educational Management

The Master of Arts (Education Management & Administration) is usually undertaken by professional educators aspiring to heighten their understanding of research and theory in education, aspiring to improve their management and teaching skills in the field of education. The course units in the programme offer a deep understanding of learning, leadership in education, curriculum management, human resource management, as well as offering a deeper understanding of contemporary issues in development education. Familiarity with theory and research across a range of areas in education management is an aim of the course.  This programme is intended to train students to meet the social, psychological, and educational challenges of the 21st century. It focuses on the practical application of theory and current field practices to develop competence among students. It is designed in such a way as to help students wishing to pursue doctoral degrees to have a smooth transition from master’s to doctorate level. It gives students a constructive platform for reflecting, researching, and writing about contemporary issues in educational settings.

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Duration 2 Years
Study time Weekend/Holiday
Intake August

Entry requirements

The following are the minimum entry requirements to the MAEM program:

  1. A minimum of a second-class lower bachelor’s degree with Education.
  2. A minimum of a Second-class lower Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree with a Diploma in Education.
  3. A Postgraduate Diploma in Education or Equivalent.

Fees structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX 1,325,000 $730

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) 200,000
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

Fieldwork, Study, Industrial Training/ Attachment, Internship, School Practice fee

Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources 500,000= (per Sem)
Bachelor of Agribusiness Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Agriculture and Land Use Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Industrial and Applied Physics 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Applied Design and Fine Art 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Business Administration 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Computer Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Education (school practice) 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Electrical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Health Science 200,000= (par year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Science 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Information Technology 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Library and Information Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Nursing Science 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of/Diploma in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Med 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Public Administration and Mgt 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Social Work and Social Admin 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Social Sciences 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Catering and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Diploma in Medical Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Diploma in Hotel Management 150,000= (per year)
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

Fees Structure 2023-2024

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units
1. Theory and Practice of Educational Administration and Management MAEM 611 45 30 60 4
2. Histo-Philosophical Foundations of Education MAEM 612 60 60 4
3. Curriculum Foundations, Planning and Development MAEM 613 45 30 60 4
4. Organizational Behaviour, Culture and Politics MAEM 614 45 30 60 4
5. Education Research Methods MAEM 615 45 30 60 4
6. Computer Applications in Research MAEM 616 45 30 60 4
Total Credit Units 24
1. Educational Policymaking and Planning in Developing Economies MAEM 621 45 30 60 4
2. Human Resource Management Practice in Education MAEM 622 45 30 60 4
3. Publishing & Scholarly Writing Skills MAEM 623 45 30 60 4
4. Theoretical Dimensions in Education Leadership and Governance MAEM 624 45 30 60 4
5. Ethical and Legal Issues in Education Development MAEM 625 45 30 60 4
6. Theoretical Foundations of Adult Education MAEM 626 60 60 4
Total Credit Units 24
YEAR TWO: SEMESTER ONE (Elective & Mandatory Courses)
1. Pertinent Issues in Management of Higher Education MAEM 631 45 30 60 4
2. Resources Management and Economics of Education MAEM 632 45 30 60 4
3. Education for Sustainable Development MAEM 633 45 30 60 4
4. Educational Monitoring and Evaluation MAEM 634 45 30 60 4
5. Development Education and Internationalization MAEM 635 45 30 60 4
6. Leading Issues in Strategic Thinking and Management MAEM 636 45 30 60 4
7. Research Seminar (Mandatory) MAEM 637 60 4
Total Credit Units 16
Every Student should undertake a Research project after accomplishing coursework
1. Proposal Development and Dissertation Writing EDM 641 60 90 150 5
  Total Credit Units         5

Career opportunities

The MAEM program targets professional teachers, mid-career and senior personnel working in educational bodies both in government and in Civil Society Organizations, education managers, those pursuing a career in curriculum development, as well as policy makers at the school, community, district, national, regional and international levels. This curriculum provides an opportunity for both full time and part-time Masters’ degree-level study tenable in the Department of Education.