Master of Science in Mathematics

Mathematics is the backbone of the natural sciences and many other areas of life as it is found in all other science subjects, i.e. technology, business/financial institutions, ICT and government sectors like fisheries, environment, transport and health. The programme shall provide first-hand knowledge, experience and applications of advanced mathematics to foster students’ research experience. It will be run on a regular basis during the day. It will be based on course work and dissertation. An applications-based approach will be taken where applications of several of the courses to biology, economics, physics, and engineering will be explored.

The objectives of this programme are to train professional mathematicians capable of giving high-quality service delivery to institutions and industries of diverse backgrounds, and in a variety of social and cultural settings; equip students with skills that will enable them to undertake research in the subject itself, and participate in innovations to solve real problems; develop problem-solving potential and research interest of students by exposing them to problem situations and by mentoring them through the research process; and develop an interdisciplinary approach and collaboration across scientific fields to stimulate growth.

Overview

Code MSM
Duration 2 Years
Study time Fulltime
Intake August

Entry requirements

Candidates intending to enter the MSc. Mathematics programme must have at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Holders of PGD Mathematics in any recognized University in compliance with NCHE guide lines for PGD Mathematics. However, the course work part of the programme may be subject to a waiver so that such students can proceed to the research part of the programme or do selected courses to make up for the deficit.
  • Holders of at least second class lower in Bachelor of Science with Mathematics as a major subject from a recognised University.
  • Holders of at least second class lower in BSc. Education combined honors with a major in Mathematics from a recognised University.
  • Holders of BSc. Engineering in any of the Engineering programmes with at least second class lower from a reputable University.

Fees structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX 1,500,000 $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 www.ura.go.ug


Fees Structure 2024-2025

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units
Year One Semester One
Course Code Course Title LH PH CH CU
MTH 7101 Advanced Partial Differential Equations 45 30 60 4
MTH 7102 Advanced Functional Analysis 60 00 60 4
MTH 7103 Computer Programming and Applications 15 90 60 4
MTH 7104 Measure Theory and Integration 60 00 60 4
MTH 7105 Research Methods 45 30 60 4
MTH 7106 Operations Research 30 60 60 4
Semester Credit Units 24
Year One Semester Two
CORE
MTH 7201 Advanced Numerical Methods 30 60 60 4
MTH 7202 Applied Dynamical Systems 60 00 60 4
MTH 7203 Advanced Algebra 60 00 60 4
MTH 7205 Scholarly Writing and Publication Skills 60 00 60 4
Electives (Choose at least One)
MTH 7206 Group Theory 60 00 60 4
MTH 7207 Bayesian Statistics and Applications 60 00 60 4
MTH 7208 Numerical Linear Algebra 30 60 60 4
MTH 7209 Advanced Topology 60 00 60 4
MTH 7210 Differential Geometry 60 00 60 4
Semester Credit units 24
Year Two Semester One
  Semester I (Choose ANY three)        
Course Code Course Title LH PH CH CU
MTH 7301 Advanced Graph & Network Theory 45 30 60 4
MTH 7302 Representation & Category Theory 60 00 60 4
MTH 7303 Semigroup Theory 60 00 60 4
MTH 7304 Lie Groups and Lie Algebra 60 00 60 4
MTH 7305 Extreme Value Theory 60 00 60 4
MTH 7306 Risk, Investment & Portfolio Theory 60 00 60 4
MTH 7307 Stochastic Control and Applications 60 00 60 4
MTH 7308 Advanced Mathematical Modelling 60 00 60 4
MTH 7309 Fluid Dynamics 60 00 60 4
MTH 7310 Fourier Theory & Finite Element Methods 30 60 60 4
MTH 7311 Applied Number Theory 45 30 60 4
Semester Course Units       12
Year Two Semester Two
MTH 7401 Research and dissertation 10

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