Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation

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.

Career Options

Programme Objectives

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.

Programme Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evaluation theory and practice; and apply understandings of evaluation theory and methods to a range of professional settings.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles that should characterize leaders in the evaluation field.
  3. Design, conduct and manage evaluations for complex organizations.
  4. Plan and execute evaluation and monitoring consultancy assignments to the satisfaction of clients.
  5. Manage development projects, including undertaking social assessment, and advising on their cultural and social impacts.

Target Group

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.

Admission Requirements

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;

  1. A Bachelor’s degree with at least lower second-class honors from a recognized institution; OR
  2. A professional qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized professional body.


  1. 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.
  2. Working experience will be an added advantage.
Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of two academic years. An academic year shall consist of two semesters. A semester shall consist of 15 weeks of lectures.

Program Options
Core Courses     
Year One, Semester One
HME 7100Monitoring and Evaluation: Paradigms, Theories, Concepts and Principles30-30453
HME 7102Evaluation Capacity Development & Change30-30453
HME 7103Evaluation of Development Policies, Programs & Projects30-30453
HME 7104Designing, conducting and Managing Evaluations30-30453
RMS 7101Research Methods3030-453
HPM 7100Project Management Theory & Practice30-30453
Semester Load18
Year One, Semester Two
Core Courses
HME 7200Results-Oriented Monitoring & Evaluation30-30453
HME 7202Data Collection Methods in the field of Evaluation30-30453
HME 7205Data Analysis Methods in the field of Evaluation3030-453
HME 7203Communication Skills for Evaluation30-30453
2 Electives     
HME 7201Project & Programme Evaluation Information Systems3030-453
HPA 7202Public Policy Design & Management30-30453
HPM 7200Project Resource Mobilization & Management45--453
BBA 7107Organizational Change & Development30-30453
Semester Load18
Year Two, Semester One
BBA 8100Entrepreneurship Development30-30453
RMS 8100Research Methodology Seminars30-30453
SLE  8102Legal and Ethical Issues30-30453
HME 8100Consultancy Skills Development45--453
Semester Load12
Year Two, Semester Two
RDS 8201Dissertation-150-755
Semester Load5
The Minimum Graduation Load53
Fees per semester

Local Students (East African Community)

Fees per semester (UGX)Functional Fees (UGX)Application Fees (UGX)

International Students

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 ProgrammeFees per academic session (USD)Application / Admission Fee
Master's Degree$950$30
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