Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration

This programme is blended with models and concepts from social sciences disciplines to raise more efficient and resourceful public managers/administrators. The curriculum provides a broad range of analytical and conceptual skills in critical areas needed to manage public affairs in a changing public sector environment.

Career Options

Learners will acquire skills in managing the critical human, financial and material resources of public sector organizations and apply the best public administration practices in delivery of public services.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to this program must meet the following requirements;

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree from an institution of higher learning recognized and accredited by NCHE in any area of study.
  • Have a professional qualification deemed equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized professional body.
  • A postgraduate diploma in any relevant discipline from a recognized Institution of higher learning may receive some exemptions based on the UTAMU policy as long as some courses are deemed to have been previously covered.
Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of one academic year. An academic year shall consist of two semesters and one recess term. A semester shall consist of 15 weeks of lectures. A recess term shall consist of 10 weeks.

Program Options

The PGD in PA programme is proposed to have the following courses offered within two semesters;

Year One: Semester one
HPA 7102Public Financial Management30-30453
BHR 7101Human Resource Planning & Development30-30453
RMS 7101Research Methods301515453
HPA 7103Public Administration Theory & Practice30-30453
HME 7100Monitoring and Evaluation: Paradigms, Theories, Concepts and Principles30-30453
HPA 7104Public Service Management30-30453
Semester Load18
Year oneSemester two
LWS 7200Administrative Law and Public Policy30-30453
HPA 7209Corporate Governance & Decision Making30-30453
HPA 7205Comparative Public Administration30-30453
HPA 7206Decentralization & Local Governance30-30453
HPP 7200Public Procurement Management & Administration30-30453
HPA 7202Public Policy Design & Management30-30453
Semester Load18

Graduation Load = 36 Credit Units

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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