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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.

Duration of the Program

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.

Programme Options

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

Year One: Semester One
Year 1 Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
PA 502 Public Financial Management 30 - 30 45 3
PA 504 Public Administration Theory & Practice 30   30 45 3
ME 500 Monitoring & Evaluation: Paradigms, Principles & Concepts 30 - 30 45 3
LW 500 Administrative Law   45 - - 45 3
HR 501 Human Resource Planning & Development 30 - 30 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30   30 45 3
  Semester load         18
Year One: Semester Two
PA 501 Public Policy Design & Management 30 - 30 45 3
PA 503 Corporate Governance & Decision Making 30 - 30 45 3
PA 506 Comparative Public Administration 30 - 30 45 3
PA 507 Decentralization & Local Governance 45     45 3
PP 501 Public Procurement Management & Administration 45 - - 45 3
PA 505 Public Service Management 30 - 30 45 3
Total           18

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,400,000 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
Master's Degree $950 $30

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Bugolobi Campus

Plot 2 Erisa Rd, Kiswa Bugolobi Kampala;
P.O Box 73307 Kampala Uganda
+256-702-646-093, +256-750-599-736, +256-780-249-942

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Plot 8374 Block 82 Kyadondo, Kungu, Gombe, Nansana, Wakiso;
P.O Box 73307 Kampala Uganda
+256-702-646-093, +256-750-599-736, +256-780-249-942