This programme is designed to strengthen the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of interventions by governments, civil society and non-government organizations as well as development partners in Sub-Saharan Africa through the development and enhancement of capacity for evaluation.
The Program is also intended to develop a long-term strategy to create training opportunities for graduates at higher levels of the education system. While existing programs have tended to focus on in-country context, the Masters in monitoring and evaluation is global and gives generally accepted knowledge and skills across different countries. With its focus on a wider African context, the knowledge, skills and competencies imparted in the revised master’s degree can be applied anywhere in the world. The program adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and orientation throughout the content delivery and assessment.
The Masters in monitoring and evaluation is intended to:
- Impart up-to date knowledge, skills and competencies on evaluation of government projects, policies and programs for efficient delivery of expected results
- Produce evaluation experts with public management skills and competencies in making critical decisions that affect delivery of public services at all levels of society
- Produce graduates who can design, conduct and manage evaluations
- Produce monitoring and evaluation policy analysts for government and other actors.
By the end of the course, students will be expected to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evaluation theory and practice; and apply understandings of evaluation theory and methods to a range of professional settings;
- Demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles that should characterize leaders in the evaluation field.
- Design, conduct and manage evaluations for complex organizations.
- Plan and execute evaluation and monitoring consultancy assignments to the satisfaction of clients.
- Manage development projects, including undertaking social assessment, and advising on their cultural and social impacts.
The target audience cuts across national and regional levels. Monitoring & Evaluation professionals and advisors involved with the implementation of projects and /or programs at national, regional and local government levels will specifically benefit from attending this program. The program will also benefit officers in government, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all national and sub-national level institutional with interest in M &E matters. Those who wish to build their academic career in evaluation as lecturers will find this course as a very important foundational step.
Applicants to the Master’s program must meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate Programmes set by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU). Specially, applicants must possess the following:-
- A Bachelor’s degree with at least lower second-class honors from a recognized institution; OR
- A professional qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized professional body.
- A postgraduate diploma in Project Planning and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or related disciplines from recognized Institution of higher learning may receive some exemptions based on the UTAMU Credit Transfer policy.
- Working experience will be an added advantage.
|CORE FOUNDATIONAL COURSES|
|Year One, Semester One (6 cores)|
|ME 500||Monitoring and Evaluation: Paradigms, Principles and Concepts||30||-||30||45||3|
|ME 501||Evaluation Capacity Development & Change||30||-||30||45||3|
|ME 502||Evaluation of Development Policies, Programs & Projects||30||-||30||45||3|
|ME 507||Designing, Conducting & Managing Evaluations||30||-||30||45||3|
|TM 500||Research Methods||30||-||30||45||3|
|PM 500||Project Management Theory & Practice||30||-||30||45||3|
|Year One, Semester Two (4 cores)|
|CORE METHODOLOGY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES|
|ME 503||Results-Oriented Monitoring & Evaluation||30||-||30||45||3|
|ME 509||Data Collection Methods in the field of Evaluation||30||-||30||45||3|
|ME 512||Communication Skills in Evaluation||30||-||30||45||3|
|ME 510||Data Analysis Methods in the field of Evaluation||30||-||30||45||3|
|2 ELECTIVE COURSES|
|ME 504||Project & Programme Evaluation Information Systems||30||-||30||45||3|
|ME 513||Organizational Knowledge & Economics Evaluation||30||-||30||45||3|
|PA 501||Public Policy Design & Management||30||-||30||45||3|
|PM 501||Project Resource Mobilization & Management||45||-||-||45||3|
|BA 501||Organizational Change & Development||30||30||-||45||3|
|Year Two, Semester One (3 cores)|
|BA 600||Entrepreneurship Development||30||-||30||45||3|
|TM 600||Research Methodology Seminars||30||-||30||45||3|
|TM 602||Legal & Ethical Issues||30||-||30||45||3|
|Year Two, Semester Two (2 cores)|
|ME 505||Consultancy Skills Development||45||-||-||45||3|
Fees per semester
|Fees per semester||Functional Fees||Application Fees|
|1,700,000 UGX||300,000 UGX||50,000 UGX|
International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.
|Category of Programme||Fees per academic session (USD)||Application / Admission Fee|