Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management

Quite a number of agencies, organisations and institutions find themselves persuaded to contribute to the urgency of providing a channel for equipping human resources or personnel with relevant and advanced skills to contribute to the required social economic transformation. The need and call for a very effective and faultless public management system is extremely necessary. It is believed and expected that that such a system is one that can/should play a key, driving role in bringing about attainment of that dream. Uganda just like other East African Countries or better said, Sub-Saharan African countries in general continue to grapple with the need for effective Public Administration and efficacy in political leadership, good governance, resources mobilisation and management. What we may call, ‘delayed’ development, is unacceptable. Therefore, the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management programme seeks to address this gap.

In light of the above, the Department of Governance and Public Administration has since 2010 been offering the Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management. This programme is meant to train and pass out graduate men and women empowered with high and advanced skills and knowledge so as to meet the challenges of contemporary Uganda, East Africa, Africa and beyond.  After close to nine (9) years it is deemed imperative to review the curriculum so as to bring it in line with the demands of the current dynamics of present day environment.

Overview

Code PGDPAM
Duration 1 Year
Study time Weekend
Intake April & August

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree (second class and above) or its equivalent from a recognized University.

Fees structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX. 625,000 $400

Postgraduate Functional Fees (Compulsory)

Computer Laboratory Fee 60,000= (Per Year)
Contribution to NCHE 20,000= (Per Year)
Development Fund 100,000= (Per year)
Examination Fee 100,000= (Per Year)
Games Union 20,000= (Per Year)
Identity Card 20,000= (Paid Once)
Library Fee 50,000= (Per Year)
Medical Fee 15,000= (Per Year)
Registration Fee 60,000= (Per Year)
Research Fee 200,000= (per Year)
Contribution to UNSA 2,000= (per year)
Student Guild Fee 20,000= (Per Year)
Students’ manual 20,000= (Paid Once)
Fieldwork (MSc.Environment only) 500,000= (per semester)

In-service Functional Fees (Compulsory)

Computer Laboratory Fees 30,000= (Per Semester)
Contribution to NCHE 20,000= (Per Year)
Development Fund 50,000= (Per Semester)
Examination fee 50,000= (per semester)
Games union 10,000= (per Semester)
Identity card fee 20,000= (Paid Once)
Library fee 20,000= (per year)
Medical care 15,000= (per year)
Registration fee 20,000= (per year)
Research Fee 20,000= (per year)
Contribution to UNSA 2,000= (per year)
Student Guild fee 10,000= (per Semester)
Students’ manual 20,000= (Paid Once)
University gown 20,000= (paid once)

Consequential Charges

Certification of academic papers 3,000= (per copy)
Late Registration fee 30,000= (per year)
Lost admission letter replacement 5,000= (per issue)
Lost Certificate/Transcript replacement 50,000= (per issue)
Lost examination card replacement 5,000= (per issue)
Lost Identity Card replacement 20,000= (per issue)
Lost Library card replacement 3,000= (per issue)
Lost registration card replacement 5,000= (per issue)
Retake/missed paper fee 50,000= (per paper)
Special Examination fee 30,000= (per paper)
Surcharge (Late Payment Fee) 50,000= (Per Semester)

Optional

Accommodation 100,000= (Per Semester)

  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 reference number generated via www.schoolpay.co.ug


Download Fess Structure 2020-2021

Application and selection

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units
Course Code Year 1 – Module 1 Lecture hours Field Hours Contact Hours Credit Units
MPAM 6101 Foundations of Public Administration & Management 60 60 4
MPAM 6102 Organization Theory and Behavior 60 60 4
MPAM 6103 Management Information System 45 45 3
MPAM 6104 Ethics in Public Management 45 45 3
MPAM 6105 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods 45 45 3
  Total       17
Course Code Year 1 – Module 2 Lecture Hours   Total Contact Hours Credit Units
MPAM 6201 Administrative Law and Process 60 60 4
MPAM 6202 Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation 60 60 4
MPAM  6203 Public Policy Formulation and Management 60 60 4
MPAM 6204 Advanced Human Resource Management 60 60 4
MPAM 6205 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 45 45 3
  Total       19
Course Code Year 1 – Semester Module 3

 

Lecture Hours   Total Contact Hours Credit Units
           
MPAM 6303 Accounting & Financial Management 60 60 4
MPAM 6304 Public & Private Procurement Management 60 60 4
MPAM 6305 Public-Private Partnerships 60 60 4
PDPAM 6308 Extended Essay   150 75 5
  Total       17
  TOTAL CREDIT UNITS = 53        
           
           

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