Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme

In response to the need for more PhD holders within Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) developed a joint institutional capacity building programme initially focusing on PhD training by research. This programme is being expanded to include other Universities in Uganda that are interested in joint PhD programmes where quality and other issues related to PhD training are jointly monitored. It will also be expanded to PhD training by coursework and research where individual partnering universities can design their individual PhDs.

Scope of the PhD Programme

The joint PhD programme cover the following disciplines

  • Science,
  • Computing,
  • Economics,
  • Business administration,
  • Management,
  • Public administration and
  • Development studies.

At MUST the PhD students are hosted by the following academic units and PhD holders participating in the programme:

  • Faculty of Science,
  • Institute of Computer Science,
  • Institute of Management Science and
  • Institute of Interdisciplinary Training and Research.

At UTAMU the PhD students and PhD holders participating in the program shall be hosted in the School of Computing and Engineering and the School of Business and Management. PhD holders in the relevant disciplines shall be the main supervisors and other PhD holders within and outside the country may serve as co-supervisors.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation, a PhD student shall spend a minimum of three (3) years on the PhD programme and shall also publish at least 2 peer reviewed (refereed) publications in either a journal or published book out of the PhD research. The other requirements are stipulated in the Graduate Student Handbook.

Supervision

The main supervisor shall be a PhD holder in the same discipline and with at least two years of research experience after the PhD and should have published at least three papers in either referenced journals or as book chapters in a book with an ISBN number published by a recognized publisher. The detailed guidelines on supervision as indicated in the Graduate Student Handbook shall apply. Flexibility may be possible beyond the guidelines specified by the handbook on a case by case basis.

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